Chromebook

Can a Windows Cloudbook steal the Chromebook’s thunder?

For $170, you can get a brand-new laptop with Windows 10 installed and a wealth of cloud storage. This is how Acer would is pitching its new Cloudbook, but there's reason to be skeptical of the practice.

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Is your Chromebook ill? A simple reset can fix its woes – here’s how

A Chromebook is, basically, a web browser wrapped in a laptop. Imagine the browser part as a juicy hot dog wrapped in the light and fluffy bun that is the hardware. This is the exact opposite of a traditional Windows or OS X laptop, with operating systems that…

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How to add, disable, and remove apps in Chrome OS

Chrome OS may be built around a web browser, but it still supports extensions and locally installed applications. Managing them is thankfully simple, once you know how.

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Discover your Chromebook’s hidden features with these 5 tips

Chrome OS is basically just a web browser in a fancy wrapper, but it has some hidden depths to explore. Here are five tips to help you make the most of it.

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Dell expands its Chromebook line with 13-inch, 1080p option

Building on the success of the Chromebook 11, the Chromebook 13 adds a 1080p display and optional Intel Core i5 CPU, making it one of the most capable Chrome OS systems yet produced.

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Chromebook, say cheese! Here’s how to snap pictures on ChromeOS

ChromeOS has a number of built-in screenshot options and can also be used with Chrome screenshot extensions for added flexibility. You have a lot of options - but how they work isn't immediately obvious.

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Source code changes hint Chromebook with Nvidia’s Tegra X1 is in route

References to the Tegra X1 have been found in tweaks to the Chromebook firmware. Coreboot, suggesting a model of Google's browser-centric laptop will utilize the chip in the near future.

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Asus’ upcoming Chromebook Flip now available for pre-order at $249

Asus and Google have partnered to create the Chromebook Flip. The system has a 360-degree hinge that allows users to flip the screen around for a tablet-like experience, and it'll retail for just $249.

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At only $170, Broadwell-powered Windows 10 laptops could be a problem for ChromeOS

As early as August this year, sub-$200 laptops with Windows 10 may be hitting the market from Acer and Lenovo, and they could be powered by Intel's Broadwell processors.

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Asus opens up pre-orders for its $170, ARM-powered Chromebook

If you want to get your hands on an ARM-powered Chrome OS device, the recently announced Asus C201 is now available for pre-order at just $170, making it one of the most affordable Chromebooks yet.

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Take your Chromebook experience to the next level by installing Windows

If you want to push the functionality of your new Chromebook to another level, and Linux isn't really your deal, you can try installing Windows.

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Rockchip ARM quad-core powers new Chromebooks from CTL

CTL has announced the release of two new Chromebooks in partnership with Google, the CTL Chromebook J2 and CTL Chromebook J4. Both include the Quad Core ARM Cortex-A17 RK3288 processor from Rockchip.

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Ge touchy-feely with the new Acer Chromebase all-in-one, a touch Chrome OS desktop

Acer has announced the Chromebase, an all-in-one Chrome OS desktop with touch screen capabilities. It will be released in North America and the Asia Pacific market in the second quarter.

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Asus may turn to ARM processors for its latest low-cost Chromebook

Asus' upcoming "most affordable Chromebook to date" could ditch Intel's processors for one from Chinese ARM partner Rockchip. As such, the system is expected to debut at a rock-bottom price.

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