Tag Archives: Chromebook

Acer C720p Chromebook review: A budget Chrome OS laptop with a touchscreen

Price: 249 Rating: 8 An Acer C720 Chromebook with a touchscreen, the Acer C720p is a great budget laptop for getting work done on the go – if you can live in a world of Chrome OS.See also:Which laptop to buy: 2014 laptop buying advice, and the best laptops of 2014. The Acer C720p Chromebook […]

HP Chromebook 14 review: the best way to enjoy Chrome OS on a large screen

Price: 259 Rating: 8 HP’s Chromebook 14 offers one of the best ways to enjoy Chrome OS on a large screen. Here’s our HP Chromebook 14 review.See also:Which laptop to buy: 2014 laptop buying advice, and the best laptops of 2014. For the most part Chromebooks have been presented as small, portable, cheap, lightweight machines […]

Dell Chromebook 11 review: Fast, smart and portable – what more do you want from a Google Chromebook?

Price: 239 Rating: 8 It might be Dell’s first attempt at a Chromebook, but the Chromebook 11 ticks all our boxes as a fast, cheap and reliable laptop.See also:Which laptop to buy: 2014 laptop buying advice, and the best laptops of 2014. Another newcomer to the Chromebook shores is PC behemoth Dell. The Chromebook 11 […]

Asus C300M review: a bigger 13in Chromebook that’s decent value – if you like the colours

Price: £250 inc VAT Rating: 8 If the smaller screen sizes of most Chromebooks lack the kind of real estate you prefer, then the Asus C300M might be a more attractive option. Although its little brother (the C200) has a ‘standard’ 11.6in display, the C300 expands the vista to 13in, making this model one of […]

Samsung shuts down European laptop, Chromebook sales amid PC industry turmoil

The PC market’s war of attrition has just claimed another casualty. Samsung is shutting down its laptop operations in Europe–including Chromebooks–according to a report from PC Advisor. The culling occurs mere months after Sony sold off its Vaio line, and days after HP and Dell were each rumored to hold merger talks with EMC in […]

Toshiba updates its Chromebook line with two new models at IFA 2014

Toshiba has one of the better Chromebooks in its model CB35-A3120, and now the manufacturer is promising to improve on that design with one new Chromebook 2 model, and to cost-reduce it with another. Both SKUs have a 13.3-inch display squeezed into a thin-and-light, 12-inch chassis; and both are powered by Intel Celeron processors. Toshiba […]

Asus outs svelte, aluminum Zenbook UX305 and the EeeBook, a $199 Chromebook killer

Asus announced a pair of new Windows 8.1 PCs at IFA on Wednesday, and they’re as opposite as polar opposites can be: The aluminum-clad Zenbook UX805 (pictured above) is the latest version of the company’s signature Zenbook Ultrabook line, while the simply named Asus Eeebook X205 is the spiritual successor to–you guessed it–Asus’ old line […]

HP Stream revealed: Microsoft’s Chromebook killer is a Chromebook clone

Microsoft drove out Linux as the platform of choice during the netbook craze, and now the Windows maker is hoping it can do the same to the latest PC upstart, the Chromebook. Back in July, Microsoft announced its intention in this regard by showing off the Hewlett-Packard Stream, an upcoming $199 laptop designed to take […]

Acer Chromebook 13 turns on 4K graphics

Acer is cranking up graphics in its latest Chromebook 13, a 13.3-inch laptop that has an processor capable of rendering 4K video. The Chromebook 13 has Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor with 192 graphics cores. The laptop is one of the first with K1, which can render video at 3840 x 2160 pixels, four times the […]

Microsoft plans price war to stymie Chromebook growth

Microsoft’s COO yesterday promised that his company and its army of OEMs would compete on price with Google’s Chromebooks, a milestone in Microsoft’s battle against the small but encroaching enemy. At Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) Monday, Chief Operations Officer Kevin Turner, the executive who drives sales, both internally and through the firm’s vast partner […]

Dell halts Chromebook online sales, cites rising demand

Dell’s only Chromebook is at least temporarily unavailable for online purchase through the company’s website, only seven months after the model started shipping. Facing rising commercial demand for the devices, Dell has not been able to keep up with orders. The Chromebook 11, which shipped in December, is listed as unavailable on Dell’s Chromebook website, […]

Dell Chromebook 11

A good Chrome OS device, but is it worth buying now or waiting for a Core i3-based Chromebook?

Google and Intel team up for Chromebook push, new Core i3 and Bay Trail-M models revealed

Google and Intel have partnered up to give Chrome OS a big marketing push, with new intel-powered Chromebook laptops arriving later this year

Intel wants inside every Chromebook, announces slew of new models

If Google’s Chromebook is the next big thing, Intel wants to make sure that Intel is Inside. On Tuesday, a number of manufacturers announced plans to build low-cost netbooks around the mobile version of Intel’s “Bay Trail” Atom chip, the Bay Trail-M. Lenovo’s new N20p was probably the highest-profile offering, but the other hardware makers […]

Lenovo brings a twist to Chromebook design with N20p touchscreen

Lenovo is bringing a unique design to Chromebooks with the N20p Chromebook, which has a touchscreen that can rotate roughly 300 degrees to a “stand mode.” In close proximity, the stand mode also makes the Chromebook convenient to view media content, said Robert Eckard, Lenovo’s senior product manager for notebooks. The N20p Chromebook will be […]

Lenovo announces N20p Chromebook with touchscreen and 300-degree hinge

Lenovo’s new N20p, announced Monday night, might look like any other compact Chromebook–there are plenty of them, and most are unremarkable. But the N20p offers two distinctive features: First, its 11.6-inch display is a 10-point touchscreen, a display enhancement that only the Acer C270P offers in this size class. Second, the N20p borrows a trick from its […]

Acer C720 ChromeBook $149.99 via Amazon or eBay (Refurbished)

Do you need a cheap laptop for nothing more than web browsing?  Great, then check out the Acer C720 ChromeBook that’s on sale for $149.99 via Amazon.com or eBay.  Acer is selling these refurbished units for uber cheap to clear out stock, the specs on this ChromeBook model are as follows: Processor: Intel Celeron 2955U […]

Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102

A good-value Chromebook with class-leading battery life

Dell Chromebook 11 review: Basic browser machine keeps up with the times, barely

Dell’s no dummy. It may have built its business on PCs, but its new Chromebook 11 is designed to maintain its presence the education market, where Chromebooks are enjoying some growth. Compared to managing a fleet of Windows-based boxes, tending to a herd of browser-based Chromebooks is far simpler and cheaper (Google even provides a […]

Samsung Chromebook 2 announced with faux leather lid, Full HD display

Samsung has introduced two new Chromebook models to its laptop line-up, adding the same faux leather stitching as its Galaxy smartphones

Samsung debuts Chromebook 2 with full HD screen

Samsung on Monday launched the Chromebook 2, a Chromebook noteworthy for its use of a powerful ARM processor and the option of a full HD screen. Samsung’s Chromebook 2 is actually more advanced than the Series 3 Chromebook that Samsung launched last March, so don’t the name confuse you. From the Exynos 5 dual-core chip used […]

Toshiba CB30-102 review: Chromebook boasting a 13.3” screen and Intel Celeron processor

Price: £250 inc VAT Rating: 8 Chromebooks are Google’s vision of how a modern laptop should be. Generally they’re lightweight, relatively cheap, and feature an interface optimised entirely for web use. This makes them excellent second computers, ones that you can hand to your children or take to places where a £1000 ultrabook might be […]

Chromebook usage: Still a tiny splash in the vast PC pond

For Google’s Chromebooks, making a dent in the PC install base is going to take a while. Chrome OS, the browser-based operating system used by Chromebooks, drove 0.2 percent of desktop Web traffic in North America last month, according to a usage study by Chitika. That’s up from 0.1 percent last September, and up from […]

Toshiba CB35-A3120 Chromebook review: It hits a sweet spot

The Chromebook has found its sweet spot, and it’s around the $279 range where the Toshiba CB35-A3120 Chromebook resides. It sure isn’t down in the dumps with the $200-or-so cheapies, with their clackety plastics and sorry little screens. Nor is it in the 1-percenter fantasyland of the gorgeous and expensive Chromebook Pixel. The $250 Samsung Chromebook 3 is nice, […]

Acer C720 Chromebook

A quick and powerful Chromebook that costs less than £200