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Lenovo has teased three incoming Intel-based Chromebooks in a new video. (Source: Chromeunboxed)

Trio of new Lenovo Chromebooks incoming with 8th gen silicon onboard

Lenovo has teased a trio of new Chromebooks with 8th gen Intel silicon on board. The new models come in an 11.6-inch convertible, a 14-inch 180-degree and a 15.6-inch convertible with the latter focused on business productivity
Alleged Google Pixelbook successor hits FCC

Google Atlas hits FCC, might be the Pixelbook 2

The Google device codenamed "Atlas" has just surfaced in an FCC listing. If the rumor turns out to be true, this portable made by Quanta Computer Inc. will soon hit the market as the Pixelbook 2. Unfortunately, the aforementioned ...
RIP, Pixel C. (Source: AndroidPit)

Google officially announces the death of the Pixel C

The Pixel C was released back in 2015 and received two major updates and about four years of software support in total. Starting this month, July 2019, though, Google will stop sending out security updates to the tablet. This come...
Fast Share may appear on Google Account-enabled devices soon. (Source: XDA)

Google is now reportedly piloting Fast Share, an AirDrop alternative

Google may be working on a new way to send files between devices without necessarily relying on the internet. This new feature, called Fast Share, may be intended to compete with Apple's AirDrop. Unlike Android Beam, it involves t...
The new 'Trogdor' ARM-based Chromebook platform could be powered by a Snapdragon 8cx. (Source: Qualcomm)

Google is working with Qualcomm on the 'Trogdor,' a Snapdragon-powered Chromebook platform

Google is currently working on at least two Snapdragon-powered Chromebooks based on a recent Chromium commit. The first was revealed late last year going by the codename 'Cheza' while the new model is known internally as 'Trogdor....
There will be no sequel to the Pixel Slate and iPadOS probably put the final nail in its coffin. (Source: Google)

Opinion: Did iPadOS kill the Pixel Slate?

Tech fans were disappointed to learn that Google has officially killed off any plans for a successor to the Pixel Slate. While there had been suspicions the decision was made some time ago, it looks like the arrival of iPadOS migh...
Google Pixel Slate is now the last of its kind. (Source: Google)

RIP Pixel Slate: Google won't be making tablets anymore

Google is reportedly pulling the plug on making its own tablets and a successor to the Pixel Slate. The company is looking to channelize its development efforts towards laptops and we may very well see a new Pixelbook by the end o...
Chrome 75 for Android also improves on its dark mode. (Source: Android Police)

New Chrome for Android brings long-awaited password generator, improves dark mode

Chrome 75 is the latest version of this app for Android. It is the one to finally add a password generator to the browser. This update also offers a clearer path to its dark mode, may improve on in-app animations and allow users t...
HP Chromebook 14 G5 (Celeron N3350, 32 GB eMMC, 4 GB RAM, FHD) Laptop Review

82% HP Chromebook 14 G5 (Celeron N3350, 32 GB eMMC, 4 GB RAM, FHD) Laptop Review

An austere Chromebook with great battery life The HP Chromebook 14 G5 runs silently and has excellent battery life. The device has Google Play Store integration too, but how does it shape up against other Chromebooks? Read on to find out in this short review.
Intel Celeron N3350 | Intel HD Graphics 500 | 14" | 1.5 kg
OmniVision's new OV0VA10 VGA SoC may bring thinner bezels to cheaper notebooks in the future. (Source: OmniVision)

OmniVision aims to bring thinner bezels to sub-premium notebooks with its new SoC for webcams

The laptop webcam has become a critic's punchbag as of late, as its relationship with these devices' screens is changing, diminishing or in some cases disappearing altogether. This may put some OEMs off the development of thinner ...
The latest SanDisk microSD card packs a 1 TB punch. (Source: SanDisk)

SanDisk now shipping its 1TB microSD card

SanDisk’s long-awaited 1 TB microSD is finally available for purchase. The new card has the potential to expand the storage of Samsung’s recent flagship smartphones, for example, to a massive 1.5 TB of total storage. But it will c...
Google Fuchsia OS is indeed a thing, but may not be the future after all. (Source: Dignited)

Fuchsia OS officially exists, but not as you may think

Google's head and director of its Android and Chrome division took part in a media outlet's podcast during the I/O event this year. In the course of the interview in question, the two executives confirmed openly for the first time...
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Chromebooks

May 2019 Update. When it comes to inexpensive notebooks, devices with Google's Chrome OS have carved out a niche in the market. Chromebooks are usually a good choice for people who do not want to spend a lot of money, although they do require a permanent connection to the Internet to get the most out of them. In this article we will introduce the best models.
The PineBook Pro from Pine64 has a PCIe x4 to M.2 NVMe SSD slot. (Image source: Pine64)

Pine64's 14-inch Linux laptop PineBook Pro will offer a Rockchip RK3399 SoC and 4 GB RAM for US$200

Pine64, a Chinese company known for its single-board computers, has delivered a video update of the upcoming Pinebook Pro laptop. The manufacturer seems to be working out some teething problems with the 14-inch device, but it is s...
Rockchip's 8nm octa-core RK3588 set to debut in Q1 of 2020

Rockchip's 8nm octa-core RK3588 set to debut in Q1 of 2020

Rockchip announced a new 8-core mobile SoC yesterday. The RK3588 will feature four ARM Cortex-A55 cores and four ARM Cortex-A76 cores and will be manufactured on an 8nm process. Rockchip claims that the new manufacturing process w...
HP Chromebook 15 now available for $449 with Intel Pentium and Core i CPU options (Source: HP)

HP Chromebook 15 now available for $449 with Intel Pentium and Core i CPU options

As HP's first 15.6-inch Chromebook, the unit carries narrow bezels and many design influences from the smaller 14-inch Chromebook series including dual USB Type-C, Bang & Olufsen audio, 802.11ac, and a premium metal design.
Google has teased its upcoming Pixel 3a, 3a XL launch event - the May 8 date here is from the Australian site. (Screenshot: Notebook Check)

May 7 launch confirmed for Google Pixel 3a, 3a XL, hints of an Avengers connection in URL

Google has all but officially confirmed that its Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL models are set to launch on May 7. The company has posted a teaser on its store that says “Help is on the way,” in a clear nod to the Google Assistant featu...
Google could be prepping a more compact variant of the Pixel Slate. (Source: 9to5Google)

Google hints at successor to the Pixel Slate

Despite word of layoffs at Google’s hardware division, it appears that a successor or stablemate for the Pixel Slate is still in the works. A slideshow presented at the Cloud Next 19 conference in San Francisco hints that a smalle...
Wizard Trembyle featured in Return to Zork. (Source: The Zork Library)

Picasso-powered Chromebook codenamed Zork will utilize Trembyle Chrome OS board

A new Chromebook featuring APUs from AMD’s Picasso range of processors might be in the works. A device with the codename “Zork” has been unearthed that apparently utilizes a Chrome OS board called “Trembyle”. Data management commi...
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1 (Core i5-8350U, eMMC, FHD) Convertible Review

83% HP Chromebook x360 14 G1 (Core i5-8350U, eMMC, FHD) Convertible Review

For those with cash to burn. HP has equipped its new 14-inch Chromebook convertible with a powerful Intel Core i5-8350U processor, an IPS touchscreen display and a sizable battery that delivers great battery life. However, HP demands a hefty price for the device at nearly €1,000 (~$1,120) despite it having jarring shortcomings. Read on to find out how the Chromebook x360 14 G1 performs in our tests and how it fares against its competitors.
Intel Core i5-8350U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 kg
The alleged "Atlas" device shows numerous differences to Google's Pixelbook. (Source: YouTube/9to5Google)

Leaked videos suggest Google Atlas Chromebook may not be a Pixelbook successor

A couple of videos showing some bug testing on what is believed to be the Google “Atlas” Chromebook have been leaked. It was previously believed that Atlas would be part of the Pixel line, possibly even a sequel to the Pixelbook. ...
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA (Source: Asus Global)

The Asus Chromebook Flip C434 is now available for purchase, priced at US$569.99

The direct successor of the original Chromebook Flip by Asus, namely the Chromebook Flip C434, was unveiled back in January, at the CES 2019 trade show in Las Vegas. Now, this Chrome OS convertible is finally available for purchas...
The Google Stadia Wi-Fi controller is an essential accessory if you play over a Chromecast. (Source: Google)

Google has revealed Stadia’s internet speed requirements

Google’s Stadia cloud-powered streaming gaming service looks to be a technological marvel. However, in order to deliver its full potential gamers will need a robust internet connection.
The team that made the Pixel Slate has been cut back according to a report. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Google said cutting back on Pixelbook, Pixel Slate efforts

Google looks to be cutting back on its computing hardware efforts reports Business Insider. According to the report, dozens of engineers and program managers working on the Pixelbook and Pixel Slate have been told to seek other ro...
Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 Convertible Review

83% Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 Convertible Review

4K Chromebook. Chromebooks are known for their affordability and ease of use. Lenovo is changing the paradigm with the Yoga Chromebook C630, a relatively expensive Chrome OS device that brings 4K to Chromebooks. The C630 packs a lot of power, but some compromises on usability and price ultimately hold the device back.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Image via Google Project Stream

GDC 2019 | Google to hold event at GDC next month, possibly related to its Project Stream game streaming service

Google announced today that it would be holding a special event at the Game Developer Conference (GDC) next month on March 19th. The announcement offers few details, but many are guessing that Google will announce something relate...
Acer Aspire, Chromebook, and Nitro systems are on sale for President's Day (Image source: Newegg)

Acer Aspire, Chromebook, and Nitro systems are on sale for President's Day

Get a 17-inch gaming laptop with GTX 1060 graphics for $920 USD and more from now until the end of next week. The sale spans multiple retail outlets including Newegg, Office Depot, Staples, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target.
The Assistant's new position in Chrome OS 72. (Source: 9to5Google)

Chrome OS 72 updates devices to Pie. revamps Assistant integration and adds PiP to websites

The latest stable version of Chrome OS (72) brings a considerable re-design for the Assistant interface on this platform. It also updates the version of Android used within it to 9.0 (Pie), which adds the ability to search for app...
VLC will get a new update soon. (Source: VLC)

VLC 4.0 will support uninterrupible music playback and Apple AirPlay, but also drop support for multiple older platforms

The latest update to the VLC media player (4.0) will bring more features, especially for iOS. However, it will also no longer support older versions of the same platform, along with some others (e.g. Windows XP). It also now offer...
Images via Acer

Acer resurrects the Chromebase with two new Chrome OS AiO desktops

Chromebases may have fallen out of fashion years ago, but Acer is reviving the Chrome OS form factor with the Chromebase 24I2 and 24V2, two business-centric Chrome OS all-in-one desktops. Both devices will feature 24-inch Full HD ...
The i7 version of the Google Pixel Slate with 16 GB RAM costs from US$1,599. (Source: Google)

Rammus is back and seems to be a Google tablet with an Amber Lake-Y CPU

MySmartPrice has discovered another Geekbench listing for the mysterious “Rammus” device. The latest appearance on Geekbench has thrown up some interesting information, such as the mention of an Intel Core i7-8500Y processor and A...
Dell intros Latitude 3300 Education and refreshes 3000 series of Chromebooks (Source: Dell)

Dell intros Latitude 3300 Education and refreshes 3000 series of Chromebooks

These inexpensive and versatile subnotebooks will start as low as $250 USD with options for 1080p and 64 GB eMMC storage. Dual-band Intel 9560 wireless comes and USB Type-C charging will come standard similar to many mainstream Ul...
The 12-inch Acer Chromebook Spin 512 comes with an Acer Active Pen. (Source: Acer)

Acer announces school-friendly Chromebook 512 laptop and Chromebook Spin 512 convertible

Acer has introduced two new devices to its considerable line-up: the Chromebook 512 and the Chromebook Spin 512. The 12-inch laptops have been specifically designed with education in mind, and they both feature Intel processors an...
The HP Chromebook 11 x360 G2 EE convertible supports Wacom EMR digital pens. (Source: HP)

HP announces two new Education Edition Chromebooks

The latest 11.6-inch Chromebook models from HP get a more rugged feel with rubber trims, Gorilla Glass and spill-resistant keyboards. In order to keep the prices at an affordable level for students, HP included Intel's Celeron N40...
Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1 Convertible Review

87% Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1 Convertible Review

Pixelbook alternative? The Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1 is a well-built, well-designed Chromebook. Thanks to its Intel Core i3-8130U CPU and gorgeous 14-inch FHD display with pen support, the Inspiron 7486 Chromebook may be the best alternative to the Pixelbook on the market.
Intel Core i3-8130U | Intel UHD Graphics 630 | 14" | 1.8 kg
Asus Chromebook Education lineup January 2019 (Source: Edge Up)

CES 2019 | Asus intros the Chromebook Education lineup

The new Chromebook family for the education market includes the first-ever Chrome OS-driven tablet by Asus, a 14-inch clamshell design Chromebook, an 11.6-inch convertible, and an 11.6-inch clamshell configuration. While the table...
Intel's Project Athena is now official, first laptops coming in H2 2019 (Source: Intel Newsroom on YouTube)

CES 2019 | Intel intros Project Athena and there are no satellites involved

Previously used for a secret satellite internet project and a BlackBerry phone, Athena returns as the name of an innovation program by Intel "that defines and aims to help bring to market a new class of advanced laptops that are p...
Asus Chromebook Flip C434 now official (Source: Edge Up)

CES 2019 | The Asus Chromebook Flip C434 brings ZenBook features to the Chrome OS realm

The latest Chromebook by Asus, namely the Flip C434, features a 360-degree hinge and a 14-inch full HD IPS NanoEdge touchscreen display, various processor choices by Intel going as high as the Core i7-8500Y, as well as up to 8 GB ...
The Acer Chromebook 315 is powered by the new AMD A-Series CPUs with Radeon graphics. (Source: Acer)

CES 2019 | The Acer Chromebook 315 is the first to sport the new AMD A-Series Chromebook CPUs

On the heels of AMD unveiling CPUs for Chromebooks, Acer has announced the Chromebook 315 powered by the 7th generation AMD A-Series CPUs with integrated Radeon graphics. The Acer Chromebook 315 is built for all-day work and can r...
Souped-up performance: the HP Chromebook x360 14 G1 will come with a Core i7-8650U

CES 2019 | Souped-up performance: the HP Chromebook x360 14 G1 will come with a Core i7-8650U

A Chromebook in an Ultrabook chassis. The HP Chromebook x360 14 G1 convertible has hardware familiar to any Ultrabook user including its 15 W Core ix Kaby Lake-R CPU, 16 GB DDR4 RAM, and 14-inch 1080p touchscreen.
Lenovo Chromebook C330 Laptop Review

82% Lenovo Chromebook C330 Laptop Review

Dream Chromebook? The Lenovo Chromebook C330 is one of the most balanced Chromebooks to cross our review desk. While there are some weak points (notably the keyboard and port selection), these are minor flaws in an otherwise excellent package.
Mediatek MT8173C | PowerVR GX6250 | 11.6" | 1.2 kg
Top 10 notebooks on Amazon

Our take on the top 10 bestselling laptops on Amazon

December 2018 update. In this article, you will find NotebookCheck's overview of the top 10 bestselling laptops on Read on to find out what we think about these best sellers and whether they actually perform well or not for various use cases. We will keep this constantly updated to cover new bestsellers every month.
The special edition rose-gold HP Spectre x360 13T Touch is currently reduced by US$350 to US$1089.99. (Source: HP)

Deal | Envy, Omen, Pavilion, and Spectre laptops included in huge HP Red Tag Sale

HP is currently holding a red tag sale and there are plenty of discounted laptops on offer for potential buyers. The sale includes high-end devices such as the HP Spectre X360 laptop with an i7-8705G and Radeon RX Vega M Graphics ...
The new tab-grouping feature is already under development via Chromium. (Source: Google)

Next version of Chrome may have Dark Mode and tab-grouping features

Chrome 73 is now rumored to add a feature that can organize tabs into certain sets to the browser. This may be most reminiscent of the similar function that Microsoft is reportedly set to bring to Windows File Explorer in the futu...
PC market anticipated to fall 3.8 percent by end of 2018 (Source: IDC)

Laptops to grow 3.7 percent in PC market share by 2022 according to IDC

Sales of laptops, traditional PCs, and mobile workstations are expected to remain relatively flat for the next few years. Even so, the fast decline of traditional slate tablets will allow laptops and PCs to regain lost market shar...
Sprint launches LTE-ready CTL NL7 Chromebook for $299 (Source: Sprint)

Sprint launches LTE-ready CTL NL7 Chromebook for $299

The small 11.6-inch Chromebook will have integrated LTE capabilities catered specifically for use on Sprint's 4G network. Instead of giving it away for free as an incentive for new customers, however, the carrier will charge upfro...
Acer Chromebook R 11 (N3160, eMMC, HD) Convertible Review

81% Acer Chromebook R 11 (N3160, eMMC, HD) Convertible Review

Better thanks to the Play Store. Acer’s 11.6-inch Chromebook convertible offers a touch-enabled IPS display and silent operation. Thanks to the inclusion of the Google Play Store, users can install countless Android apps on Acer’s Chromebook.
Intel Celeron N3160 | Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) | 11.6" | 1.3 kg
The Google Pixel Slate is up for pre-order. (Source: Google)

Google Pixel Slate goes up for pre-order, quickly selling out

Google’s first Chrome OS tablet is now up for pre-order following its unveiling early last month. The new Pixel Slate follows is the company’s latest attempt to crack the tablet computing market dominated by Apple’s iPad.
Dell Chromebook 11 3181 (Celeron N3060) Laptop Review

77% Dell Chromebook 11 3181 (Celeron N3060) Laptop Review

Low Quality. Dell's standard Chromebook 11 leaves quite a bit to be desired. A low quality display and cheap construction drag down the device. Additionally, the limits of Chrome OS and bugs with Android app compatibility leave a bad taste.
Intel Celeron N3060 | Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) | 11.6" | 1.4 kg
Asus Chromebook C223 in red (Source: Asus)

The Asus Chromebook C223 and C423 join yesterday's C523

With prices starting at just US$229, the Asus Chromebook C223 and C423 both use the Intel Celeron N3350 processor and feature USB Type-C connectivity, dual-band WiFi, a microSD slot, 4 GB of memory, and 32 GB eMMC internal storage...


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