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Save £100 on Asus Chromebook Flip, and Other Black Friday Chromebook Deals

Everyone loves a deal, especially when it involves a TV, phone or laptop, and Black Friday is a period that's chock-full of deals for you to take advantage of. Today Amazon has lots of deals on Chromebooks, including £100 off the Asus C433 14-inch Chromebook Flip and other deals for anyone who doesn't want a laptop running Windows or MacOS. Read More >>

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Google’s Pixelbook Go is Really Weird, But Holy Crap That Battery Life

The Pixelbook Go is the cheapest Chromebook Google has made to date. Google’s flagship Chrome OS devices typically start at £1,000, so the £630 price tag on the base-level Pixelbook Go is incredible. Compared to other Google-made Chrome OS devices, the Pixelbook Go is a fantastic budget alternative that gives you some of the best elements of Chrome OS in a very thin, light, and well-made device. The problem is Google isn’t the only one making Chrome OS devices, and £630 is, in fact, an average to above-average price for a Chromebook not made by Google, and it’s an above-average price for a Chromebook that can’t be used as a tablet. You will be faced with a tough question when considering the Pixelbook Go versus the myriad of cheaper and more versatile Chromebooks: Is it really good enough to justify paying £630? The battery life alone makes me think yes. Read More >>

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The Pixelbook Go Walks the Fine Line Between High Design and Great Value

The Pixelbook is the best Chromebook you can buy, but it’s also one of the most expensive Chromebooks you can buy. The big pitch for the Pixelbook Go is that it takes a lot of what you like about the Pixelbook and Google’s aesthetic in general, and charges only $650 (UK price TBC). That’s a damn fine idea, but my limited time with the Pixelbook Go suggests there could be a hefty Google tax for embracing its “affordable” Chromebook. Read More >>

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Everything You Can Do With Google Assistant on a Chromebook

Google Assistant is spreading into more and more devices – you might be familiar with it from your smartphone, or your smart speaker, or your smart display, but it’s also arriving on more and more chromebooks, too. Read More >>

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IFA 2019: Acer Just Dropped Four New Chromebooks

Day one of IFA has kicked off in Berlin and new laptops are already falling from the proverbial heavens. Read More >>

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This is the Best Chromebook to Buy

Google’s Pixelbook might be the very best Chromebook you can buy. The £1,000 machine is a shining example of what a good combination of hardware and software can do when in perfect sync. But it isn’t the best Chromebook you should buy. Chromebooks aren’t supposed to cost a grand. They’re supposed to be cheap. So we’ve spent the last few weeks trying to find the best Chromebook to buy that doesn’t actually wreck a wallet. Read More >>

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After Nearly Perfecting It, Google Is Abandoning the Tablet

Google isn’t killing all tablets, but it will no longer be making its own tablets. It’s a crying shame as Google’s merging of Android and Chrome OS for last years abysmally reviewed Pixel Slate was perhaps the perfect tablet OS. Read More >>

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I Played Doom on a Chromebook

There’s a lot we still don’t know about Google’s forthcoming streaming game service Stadia, and we won’t know some of it until it’s available in the wild. But in a controlled demo of Stadia at E3, I was treated to a solid experience, as well as some fresh information about how the company plans to deliver Stadia to people with bad internet. And even better, I played the latest and greatest Doom right on a Pixelbook. No weird hacks. No fussy apps. Just me and a whole bunch of monsters on Mars. Read More >>

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New Chrome OS Feature Blocks USBs on Locked Chromebooks

Locking your computer when you step away is good, but it’s not failsafe—if you’ve watched any movie or TV shows with hackers, you know anyone with a malicious USB stick can compromise your device. But Chrome OS will reportedly help safeguard against these sorts of attacks on Chromebooks with a new feature called USBGuard. Read More >>

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How to Get More Out of Your Chromebook by Running Linux Apps

Chrome OS, itself based on the Linux kernel, can now run Linux apps—the circle is complete. If you’ve got the latest version of Chrome OS, and a fairly new Chromebook, you can now install some of the best applications Linux has to offer. Here’s how to go about it, and why you might do it in the first place. Read More >>

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Samsung’s Chromebook Plus V2 is an Incredible Budget Laptop Made Even Better

There are good chromebooks for cheaper, and the Google Pixelbook continues to be the very best laptop loaded with Chrome OS that you can buy, but when it comes to the best chromebook you can and should spend money on, the $500 Samsung Chromebook Plus v2, like its predecessor, is your best bet. Unlike any other device, it truly understands what the Chromebook should be: a beautifully cheap device that perfectly bridges the gap between tablet and laptop. Read More >>

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How on Earth Can Google Expect Us to Pay £1,000 for a Chromebook?

Looking at the new Pixelbook from afar, it’s really hard to understand why anyone, let alone Google, could demand a retail price of $1,000 for this thing. It’s got Chrome OS inside—the operating system you stick in cheap laptops with cheap guts because it needs practically no processor power to run. And Google made no attempt to explain why a Chromebook should go for $1,000 during the presentation yeseterday. After playing with it, I’ve got a better idea of why Google would ask that kind of price. Read More >>

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How to Watch the Google Pixel 2 Event

Today’s the day the world meets the Pixel 2, made by Google. We’re also expecting a new Google Home device, a new Chromebook, some Android updates, and more. It will be a thing to behold. Read More >>

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What to Expect From Google’s Big Pixel 2 Event on 4th October

Even though it feels like we’re still processing all of Apple’s latest devices and announcements, it’s time to switch gears and prepare for what’s coming on the other side of of the smartphone divide. That’s because Google’s big autumn event is less than a week away, and it’s going to have important news for anyone who cares about Android, smartphones, Chromebooks and anything else Google can figure out how to puts its digital assistant in. Read More >>

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7 Android Apps That Actually Work Properly on a Chromebook

If you haven’t heard, a lot of Chromebooks can run Android apps now, but not everything in the Google Play Store is going to make sense for your lightweight laptop — we’re looking at you, Snapchat. Here are seven Android apps that are actually well suited to running on top of Chrome OS. Read More >>