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How to turn an old laptop into a Chromebook

Interested in a Chromebook but keen to try before you buy? With ChromeReady, you can test out the OS on any old PC, or even install it permanently. Here's a complete guide on how to do so.
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Buying a laptop: everything you need to know, and maybe a little you don’t 2:11

In 2015 laptops are still going strong. Whether you need a slim device for traveling or a top-of-the-line rig for gaming, our guide will make your purchase a bit easier.
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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…
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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 1:55

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.