Chrome OS

Take your Internet to go with our favorite Chromebooks

We've compiled a list of our favorite Chromebooks, systems that combine great battery life, comfortable keyboards, and the performance it takes to run the lightweight Chrome OS.

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Are Chrome OS desktops useful, or toys

Chrome OS is coming to desktops ranging from the $100 Asus Chromebit to HP's powerful Core i7 Chromebox. Are these systems a viable alternative to a Windows PC, or does Google have its head in the clouds?

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Asus announces $100 Chromebit stick PC

Asus and Google plan to appeal to schools and businesses with the Chromebit, a stick PC that will reportedly retail for around $100. It includes a Rockchip quad-core processor and runs Chrome OS.

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Chrome OS now includes Google Now in launcher, providing a customized experience

Google has improved the functionality of its Chrome OS app launcher with the latest beta update, adding a Google Now search bar with cards giving the user information on local weather, traffic and more.

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Acer’s C910 is a 15-inch Chromebook with 1080p display and awesome performance

Acer announced has announced a new Chromebook, the Acer C910. Similar to the Acer Chromebook 15, it will be released in April 2015, and it will include a powerful Core i5 processor.

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Google unveils a well-equipped new Chromebook Pixel, but you probably won’t be interested

Google has refreshed the Pixel with a new chassis, faster hardware and a lower price, but that doesn't mean it's intended for the general public. This is still a niche machine that targets developers and Google enthusiasts.

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Next Chromebook Pixel is on its way, will still target developers

A brief comment at Google's Team Work 2015 event revealed the existence of the Chromebook Pixel 2 which, like the original, will target Chrome OS developers with a its pixel-dense display.

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Get more from your Chromebook with these great productivity web-based apps

If you're really trying to get the most out of your budget-friendly laptop, we've compiled a list of the best Web-based apps designed to extend your Chromebook's functionality and keep you working as long as your battery does.

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Google fights Chromebook thieves with Chrome OS remote disable function

Chromebook Enterprise and Education users can now lock their computers remotely in case of theft or misplacement as long as they run Chrome OS version 40 or better.

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Tired of using a password to unlock your Chromebook? Try your Android instead!

Smart Lock has made its way through Google's various Chrome OS channels and is now available for all Chromebook users who also own Android 5.0 devices.

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Chromebooks get chatty with always-on ‘Ok Google’ voice commands

Feeling a little lonely? Now you can talk to your Chromebook. Google is adding its 'Ok Google' voice search feature, first popularized by Android, to the Chrome OS development channel.

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OS security showdown

This week's Decrypt This breaks down the basics of the strongest OS security available on the market today, and shows you what you need to know when deciding which operating system is right for you.

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Chromebooks outsell iPads – in education, at least

New data from IDC suggests that Google's Chromebooks have found a footing in education. Systems based on Chrome OS outsold the iPad by over 10,000 units last quarter, reaching 25% of the education market.

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Can a polished Chrome OS really replace Windows? We tested.

Chromebook are a popular, affordable alternative to conventional notebooks, but can they really perform similar tasks? We've taken a closer look by comparing two common models against a Windows 2-in-1.

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Google proudly trumpets Chromebook’s domination in American schools

According to an upcoming IDC report, Chromebooks were the most popular devices in grades K-12 during the third quarter of this year. Here are the numbers.

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