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Chromebooks sales soar past MacBooks for the first time ever, according to analyst

Apple's MacBooks have fallen behind Google's Chromebooks for the first time since both platforms have been available, according to an IDC analyst. Schools are said to be a prime driver of the Chromebook's growth.
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Google finally dumped its $1,000 Chromebook Pixel

Google's Pixel Chromebook is currently listed as 'no longer available for sale' on the company's web store, signalling that the range of laptops might be undergoing an overhaul.
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HP built one of the nicest Chromebooks we've ever seen for $500

HP is out with a new Chromebook, and this one was designed in collaboration with Google. The 13.3-inch IPS display has a resolution of up to 3,200 x 1,800 pixels. Other features include Core M processors and USB Type-C.
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Open-source code leaks indicate arrival of Google Play Store on Chromebooks

References to Android apps that were found in Chromium code over the weekend adds new weight to speculation that Chromebooks will soon be able to download apps from the Google Play Store.
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Chromebook for Work, liquid-cooled 2-in-1 steal the show at Acer’s New York PC refresh

Acer went all-in on the PC at a NYC event, refreshing a broad swatch of its line-up. The new hardware includes the first Chromebook for Work and a fanless 2-in-1 with liquid cooling.
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Updated: HP, not Google, is manufacturing the next premium Chromebook

Source code for Chromium OS suggests that HP is responsible for manufacturing the next high-end Chromebook. The system is rumored to have 16GB of RAM, an Intel Core 6th-gen processor, and other premium features.
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Acer’s new Chromebook 14 classes up $300 laptops with an aluminum body

Acer's new Chromebook 14 line presents a powerful alternative to Windows notebooks and Apple Airbooks. Aluminum chassis with full HD 14-inch screen, up to 14 hours battery life, and a sub $300 price tag fully loaded is an appealing package.
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Google’s next Chromebook Pixel reportedly boasts 16GB of RAM

If the Chromium OS code review group is to be believed, Google's next premium Chromebook will have some mighty impressive specs, but plans for a change-up on the operating system remain to be seen.
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CTL introduces new Chromebook with innovative 360-degree hinge

CTL has unveiled a new convertible Chromebook that implements a 360-degree hinge to offer a range of usage configurations handy in academic or business usage. The device has been aggressively priced for both markets.
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An Acer Chromebook 14 is on the way, according to leak

Acer may soon take the wraps off of a 14-inch Chromebook model, if an FCC filing and recent online store posting is to be believed. The computer will also offer 2GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage.
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Google will pay you $100K if you can pull off the ultimate Chrome hack

Google has raised the reward in its bug bounty program for Chrome from $50,000 to $100,000 to see if anyone can pull off a "persistent compromise" of Chrome. No one has been successful, so far.
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How to try out ChromeOS in Virtualbox, and find out if a Chromebook is right for you

Curious about ChromeOS, but not ready to buy a Chromebook? Here's how you can get Google's browser-first operating system set up without leaving Windows. It shouldn't take more more than twenty minutes.