Tag Archives: Chromebook

Hands on: Google’s new $999 Chromebook Pixel makes big changes under the hood

Two years is eons in tech time, and that’s how long we’ve had to wait for a new Chromebook Pixel, which Google announced Wednesday. Yes, this is a new version of the super-premium, high-priced flagship that debuted to oohs, ahhs, and why?s in early 2013, when most Chromebooks were little cheap plastic things, and desktop […]

Google’s new Chromebook Pixel features excellent battery life, USB Type-C ports

Google’s original Chromebook Pixel strode boldly toward a brighter, more Web-centric world–and left most of us behind, unfortunately. Google’s new Pixel still tries to lead the way, but with apps and services to help justify its updated, premium hardware. Google launched two new Pixels–not the Pixel 2, but the “new Pixel”–on Wednesday, with a $999 base model […]

Acer Chromebook 13 review: Acer’s new Chromebook comes with a larger, full-HD display

Bigger displays are becoming more popular in Chromebooks, and Acer joins in with its Chromebook 13. But is bigger really better? Price: 219 Rating: 8 As Chromebooks grow in popularity they are also growing in screen size. Acer’s Chromebook 13 joins a growing market of large-screen Chromebooks that make working on Google’s OS much simpler. […]

Acer adds horsepower to Chromebook with Intel Broadwell chip

Acer is pumping more horsepower into its Chromebook C910 with an optional Intel Core i5 processor based on the Broadwell architecture. The laptop, which has a 15.6-inch screen, has been available with Core i3 or Celeron processors. The Core i5 processor will add more application and graphics performance to the laptop. Intel’s Core chips based […]

Chromebook Pixel 2 rumors grow, as Google pulls a video confirming its existence

A few recent rumors intimated that Google was working on a new Chromebook Pixel. Now, a video has reportedly surfaced where Google executives confirmed the Pixel 2’s existence–but then made the video private. Bloggers at OMG! Chrome! have been chasing the reports of the new Pixel for some time, when they unearthed what could be […]

Toshiba Chromebook 2 review: The best Chromebook yet is light, fast, and has an amazing display – you should get one

Price: 269 Rating: 9 Chromebooks are incredibly useful, simple laptops that offer excellent value for money, and a surprising amount of productivity, if you’re willing to fully embrace the cloud. Up until now the vast majority of models available have favoured the smaller 11.6-inch screen size, which is perfect for portability but can be a […]

Acer goes big with 15-inch Chromebook and a new Broadwell CPU

You know what the world needs? A Chromebook with a big screen. At least that’s the message Acer has heard and answered with its new Chromebook 15, which sports a 15.6-inch display–the largest available on any Chromebook. That display will come in two resolutions: 1920×1080 pixels, or a more pedestrian 1366×768 pixels. The Acer Chromebook […]

Chromebooks get larger, faster with Acer’s Chromebook 15

Acer is supersizing chromebooks, offering the world’s first Chrome OS laptop with a 15.6-inch screen. The Chromebook 15 is also the first device in the category with a processor based on Intel’s latest Broadwell circuit design. Starting at US$249.99, the laptop will offer eight hours of battery life and be among the fastest chromebooks available. […]

Acer Chromebook 13 Review

Acer is a famous brand for making affordable and efficient laptops; while on the other hand, Chromebooks are renowned alternative of low cost Windows laptop. So, when these two collide, you can imagine the outcome. Anyway, today we are going to review Acer Chromebook 13, which we believe, is one of the best Chromebook currently […]

‘OK Google’ could be coming soon to a Chromebook near you

Google’s software engineers are looking at bringing a little bit of Android to the Chromebook.�Fran�ois Beaufort, who works on Google’s Chromium open-source browser, announced on Friday�that new developer builds of the Chromebook’s software let you ask it whatever you want using the “OK Google” voice commands. According to�Beaufort, the Chromebook’s support for “OK Google” queries […]

Chromebook shipments skyrocket as Microsoft unleashes counterattack

Google-centric Chromebooks are turning out to be a big deal and they’re only getting bigger. Shipments of laptops running Chrome OS increased 67 percent in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the previous quarter, according to market research firm ABI Research. A big jump like that should be expected, however, when comparing a spring-summer […]

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 […]