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Google Is Maybe Kinda Trying to Get the Pixelbook Windows 10 Certified

Google’s laptop-tablet hybrid Pixelbook has been given high praise by critics and users for its functionality and design, but the device suffers from one critical flaw: It runs Chrome OS, Google’s own, underpowered operating system. New reports suggest that may change soon, as Google is supposedly exploring the possibility of getting the Pixelbook certified to work with Windows 10. Read More >>

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What’s the Point of a Pixelbook? Why Would Anyone Pay £999 for a Chromebook?

For the past few years, Google has been pushing Chrome OS onto the world. It's exactly what the name suggests — an operating system based on Google Chrome designed to be fast, secure, and simple. Emphasis on the simple, because Chrome OS doesn't have anything like the kind of features you'd get with Windows or OSX. To the point where I can't not see it as a gimmick. And for that very reason, I have no idea why anyone would pay £999 for a Pixelbook. 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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Google’s Day of Ripping Off Other Companies

From the moment Google’s big product event kicked off on Wednesday, it seemed as if every speaker was attempting to temper expectations and say, in not so many words: “We get it, you’ve seen this before. But this time... Google’s doing it.” Read More >>

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Google Wants to Sell You a £900 Chromebook

At today’s big event in San Francisco Google confirmed what we’ve all know for the last two weeks: It has a slick looking new Chromebook, and it costs $1200 (~£900). However Google crucially expanded on those early details and has revealed a Chromebook that might actually be worth it’s sky high price tag, unlike the last $1000-plus Chromebook. Read More >>