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Chrome OS notification center redesign borrows from Windows 10 Action Center

Chrome OS will soon combine notifications and quick system settings together in one menu. The new look, similar to Windows 10's Action Center, could be part of what many consider to Material Design 2.0.
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Would you buy a Pixelbook if it could boot into Windows and Chrome OS?

Will the Pixelbook adopt Mac OS's support for dual-booting? Speculations that Windows 10 could finally boot on Google's Pixelbook went into high gear after code for the mysterious AltOS picker began appearing for Chrome OS.
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Tired of choosing between Windows and Mac? Check out these Chromebooks instead

We've compiled a list of the best Chromebooks -- laptops that combine great battery life, comfortable keyboards, and the performance it takes to run Google's lightweight Chrome OS. From Samsung to Acer, these are the Chromebooks that really…
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Samsung now offers a Chromebook Pro with a backlit keyboard for cave dwellers

Samsung introduced the Chromebook Pro in May 2017. Nearly one year later, the company now offers nearly the same model but with a backlit keyboard and a reduced Bluetooth component to save costs. Everything else is the same.
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Google’s new ‘tablet mode’ further blurs the line between Chrome OS and Android

With Chrome OS launching on tablets from Acer and HP, Google will borrow heavily from Android. Whether this means Chrome OS will fully replace Android on tablets is anyone's guess at this point.
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HP’s premium detachable Chromebook x2 doesn’t command a premium price

HP introduced the Chromebook x2 on Monday, targeting Apple's iPad Pro using a smaller price point of $599. Even more, the device is detachable and doesn't require you to purchase the keyboard and pen separately.
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Rumored 4K Chromebook could make the Pixelbook look like old news

The list of supported devices for Chrome OS is now a little longer. A new 4K Chromebook has appeared in its midst, suggesting that the Pixelbook's fancy display may no longer rule the roost in the near future.
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What’s weirder: A Chrome OS tablet or an Android laptop?

The first Chrome OS tablet was announced alongside the news that the latest version of Android on Chromebooks was being tested by Google. The results from our Twitter poll show that people are more confused than anything else.
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Chrome OS may jump straight to eating Android Pie rather than munching on Oreo

Notes posted on the Chromium boards suggest that Android support on Chrome OS may jump to v9.0 "P" rather than move to v8.x "Oreo." Chrome OS currently supports Android v7.x "Nougat" on most Chromebooks.
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The very first Chrome OS tablet makes its debut as the Acer Chromebook Tab 10

Acer formally introduced the Chromebook Tab 10, the very first Chrome OS tablet designed for students. The device sports a 9.7-inch screen with a QXGA resolution, 32GB of storage, and an included Wacom EMR stylus.
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Don’t start adulthood with a bad decision. These are the best college laptops

When it comes to choosing a laptop for college, there are a lot of things to consider, whether that's size, battery life, or price. So before you spend all your hard-earned money on something you don't need, check out one of these laptops…
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Chromebook, say 'Cheese!' Here's how to take a screenshot using Chrome OS

Chrome OS 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 learning how to take a screenshot on a Chromebook is easy.