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What's the best laptop? We've reviewed a lot of them -- and this is our answer

The best laptop should be one that checks all the boxes: Great battery life, beautiful design, and top-notch performance. The laptops we've chosen for our best laptops you can buy do all that — and throw in some extra features while…
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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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Chrome OS keeps improving, but it still doesn’t work for me

Chrome OS has made some important strides, adding in Android app support and improving tablet functionality, it's still a limited OS. Is it enough for you? Consider its limitations carefully before making the leap.
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You don't have to spend a fortune on a PC. These are the best laptops under $300

Buying a laptop needn't mean spending the world. If you're just looking to browse the internet, answer emails and watch Netflix, you can pick up a great laptop for not too much. These are the best laptops under $300.
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Tablet or notebook? Our favorite 2-in-1 PCs give you the best of both worlds

If you can’t decide if you need a tablet or a notebook, then don’t bother. The best 2-in-1 laptops are both, and they can provide all the power you need. Check out our list for the best 2-in-1s for any user.
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Acer’s new lineup includes white gaming laptop and Pixelbook-esque Chromebook

The annual Next@Acer press event revealed Acer's updated desktop and laptop portfolio for gamers, pros, and students. The rollout includes the Swift 5 notebook, a desktop packing two GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, and more.
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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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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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The best 15-inch laptops of 2018

Whether you're in the market for a mobile workstation or a gaming behemoth, there's probably something in the 15-inch form factor that can fit the bill. Here, we've rounded up the best 15-inch laptops available.
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All Chromebook touchpads will soon be cute enough to pinch (to zoom)

A new entry on Chrome OS's code contribution tracker suggests that all Chromebooks will soon support the previously lacking pinch-to-zoom gesture on touchpads -- finally adding something that's been available elsewhere for ages.
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Pixelbook vs. Notebook 9 Pen: Battle of the modern stylus-supporting notebooks

Samsung Notebook 9 vs. Pixelbook, which is the better laptop? Although the hardware under the hood of each is quite similar, there are some notable differences that may make you want to pick one over the other.
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Google Assistant one step closer to marrying Chrome OS, report says

Although the Pixelbook already supports Google Assistant, recent notes found in the Chrome OS code show that Google is getting closer to including the feature directly into the operating system. Its availability is unknown, for now.
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Google adds tablet-friendly features in the latest Chrome OS 64 build

Google has added a couple of new tablet- and touchscreen-friendly features to Chrome OS, including a new screenshot method and touchscreen pairing settings that will make tablets and convertibles easier to use.
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Your Chromebook catch a bug? A simple reset can solve the problem

Are you ready to sell or give away your Chromebook? Then you'll probably want to erase all of your user data so it doesn't accidentally fall into the wrong hands. Here's how to reset a Chromebook.
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New to Chromebooks? Here's how to right-click with the touchpad or keyboard

Chromebooks are more capable than they once were, but that doesn't mean they're any easier to navigate. Here, we detail how to right-click on a Chromebook using the built-in keyboard and touchpad.
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Future versions of Chrome OS won’t pause Android apps when switching windows

A beta version of Chrome OS now includes a toggle called Android Parallel Tasks that enables app multitasking on Chromebooks. These windows no longer pause as you move from Android app to Android app.
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Google finally killed the Pixel-C, but the Pixelbook has all the same problems

The Pixel-C was a failed experiment at unifying our digital lives. It was beautiful, but work well with the only operating system it could run. Unfortunately, the new Pixelbook inherits many of the same problems.
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Future Chromebooks could make use of the Snapdragon 845 processor

Google's Chromebook line is knowing for offering strong performance and battery life at an affordable price. That makes them a natural fit for Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors, and we may see the 845 in a Chromebook soon.