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Acer’s Chromebook Spin 13 Could Be the Most Well-Rounded Chrome OS Laptop On the Market

At Acer’s annual global press conference today, the company announced its usual assortment of new computers ranging from humble tablets built for education to the wild desktop rigs with dual Xeon CPUs. But among Acer’s avalanche of metal and silicon, there was one device that felt like an anchor for the company’s growth and success: the new Chromebook Spin 13. Read More >>

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Finally, a Chrome Tablet Worth Getting Excited About

Companies keep trying to make tablets for education happen. Two weeks ago, Acer announced the Chromebook Tab 10, a confusingly named slate running Chrome OS that was designed with students and teachers in mind. Then Apple followed that up with a revamped iPad featuring some new education apps and Apple Pencil support. But to me, neither of these devices truly hit the spot, because they still lack the one feature you need for real productivity: a keyboard. Read More >>

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Chrome OS, Not Android, Is Probably the Future of Google Tablets

It was inevitable as soon as Android apps were made available on Chrome OS devices. Like an immortal highlander, there could really be only one dominant Google OS in the tablet and laptop space. And with the news that Google has killed the Pixel C Android tablet and Samsung’s next Chromebook is a detachable 2-in-1, it’s clear who is coming out on top. Sorry Android fanboys, Chrome OS is likely the future of cheap tablets and laptops. Read More >>

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Google’s Next Android Update Could Turn Chromebooks Into Texting Machines

Chrome OS is getting there. What started out as a way to make an OS that runs well on inexpensive laptop components is slowly marching to a point where it may actually be a real competitor to Windows, macOS, and Linux. And based on a some code found in the developer preview for Android 8.1, Google’s next addition to its desktop OS could enable Chromebooks to send and receive texts. Read More >>

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The Google Pixelbook Made Me Rethink My Existence

I had to change how I think because of Google’s new £1,000 Pixelbook. This gorgeous 2-in-1 is some of my favourite hardware for the price, but it’s loaded with Chrome OS, the worst operating system you could put on your computer. If you’ve grown up a power user of MacOS, Windows, or Linux than Chrome OS feels like getting cut off at the knees, and hardware can’t possibly distract you from how hamstrung Chrome OS is compared to its more mature competitors. So, in order to not spend another Chromebook review complaining about the severe inadequacies of Chrome OS, I decided to think like an ideal Chrome OS user. It was worse than that time I tried to stop drinking soda, but as painful as living a wholly different existence was it made one thing very obvious: If you are an ideal Chrome OS user this is the very best laptop you can buy. Read More >>

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How to Run Android Apps on Your Chromebook

Android apps have arrived on Chrome OS. Right now they can be run on three Chromebook models, a number that will increase during the rest of 2016 and into the start of 2017 (Google has a full list). To save you the wait, we got hold of an Asus Chromebook Flip to show you how the Android experience works on a Chromebook. Read More >>

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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Chromebook Master

Chromebooks are on the up and up. If you’re using a laptop running Google’s lightweight, web-based Chrome OS software, there are lots of hidden tricks you might not be aware of, from safely giving others access to your Chromebook to getting the newest features for the OS before anyone else. Here are 10 tips for becoming an expert Chromebook user. Read More >>

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Acer Made the Touchscreen Chromebook We’ve Been Waiting For

At the IFA show in Berlin, Acer is showing off its new Chromebook R13, which is the industry’s first convertible Chromebook with a 13-inch display. Read more >> Read More >>

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RIP, Google Chromebook Pixel 2

The finest Chromebook money can buy is being discontinued. 2015's Chromebook Pixel 2 is being phased out according to VentureBeat, without any replacement on the horizon yet. Read More >>

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Your Chromebook Has a Five Year Lifespan

If you were an early adopter of Google's first wave of Chromebook laptops, you might want to start preparing your finances for an upgrade. Google's End of Life policy for its devices means that support for the oldest of Chromebooks could soon draw to a close. Read More >>

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How to Run Linux on a Chromebook

Chromebooks may have started life as very basic laptops that were useless without an internet connection, but they’ve become more powerful and more useful with each passing year. Now, not only is it possible to run Linux on your Chromebook, you can access the operating system through a browser window. Read More >>

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Android Apps Turn Chromebooks Into MacBook Killers

When Chromebooks launched in the summer of 2011, they seemed destined to fail, much like the underpowered, internet-dependent netbooks that came before them. But in the five years since, Chromebooks have defied expectations, even outselling Macs for the first time this year. Still, people complain about their inability to run useful software. Now, that’s all about to change. Read More >>

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Why I Bought a Chromebook Instead of a Mac

Chromebooks have surpassed sales of Mac laptops in the United States for the first time ever. And that doesn’t surprise me. Because roughly a year ago I made the same switch. Formerly a lifelong Mac user, I bought my first PC ever in the form of a Chromebook. And I’m never looking back. Read More >>

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Google Just Gave You a Million New Reasons to Buy a Chromebook

Google has announced that Chrome OS will open up to Android app developers this June. Google hopes that within a couple months, apps will move to a stable beta release and finally work on Chromebooks this autumn. Read More >>

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HP is Finally Making a High Quality Chromebook

There are really good Chromebooks out there if you know where to look, and HP has mode some made very solid — if very cheap — options. Sadly the company's plastic clamshell Chromebooks still felt low budget in the face of quality devices like the Asus Chromebook Flip. But a new HP Chromebook shrugs off the failures of the past and looks towards a hopefully higher quality future. Read More >>