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In a recent post to the company blog, Google announced its plans to "more closely align" the free version of Gmail and the enterprise version found in subscription-based G Suite. This includes removing ad personalization based on the contents of your emails.
Intel's Cannonlake may be coming to Chromebooks
Intel's upcoming 10 nm CPUs may make an appearance in Chrome devices, according to a new commit found in the Chromium development repositories.
Is Windows 10 S really faster?
Microsoft has advertised Windows 10 S as faster than regular Windows 10, but the reality is that it just needs less maintenance.
Google Drive will become Google Backup and Sync, will be able to back up more files
Google Drive will soon become Google Backup and Sync, which will start backing up your selected files not just from your Google Drive folder, but from almost anywhere on your computer.
Get the versatile Samsung Chromebook Plus at its lowest price yet
It's a Chrome OS laptop and an Android tablet, and it's currently at its lowest price ever. You can get the recently-released Samsung Chromebook Plus from Amazon for only $379 while the deal lasts.
Asus Chromebook Flip C213 now listed on Amazon
The C213 is meant for education markets, but its solid spec sheet, ample connectivity, and option for an HD+ screen could make it a sleeper hit among Chromebook users.
Samsung Chromebook Pro now available for pre-order on Amazon
This Intel Core m3-6Y30-powered Chromebook with pen support and a 360-degree rotating touchscreen can be finally pre-ordered for $549.99 USD, about $100 USD more than its ARM-driven sibling known as Samsung Chromebook Plus.
Opinion: With the Surface Laptop, Microsoft joins Apple to push a disturbing trend
Editor Douglas Black argues that designing a non-budget computer with a soldered SSD is a great leap in the wrong direction.
Google and VMware announce an “extended partnership” to accelerate the adoption of Chrome OS devices
VMware and Google announced that they are expanding their partnership in order to accelerate the adoption of Chromebook laptops among enterprises.
Chromebook shipments expected to grow by over 16 percent this year
After an excellent year, Chromebook sales are expected to continue growing in 2017 as well. Gartner anticipates a 16.3 percent growth this year, which means shipments of almost 11 million units.
Promotional video shows Surface Laptop prototype with USB Type-C
Microsoft's own promotional video for their new Surface Laptop reveals that the education-focused device originally sported two USB Type-C ports in addition to the single USB Type-A.
Acer launches TravelMate Spin B1 with Windows 10 S
The new convertible is aimed squarely at the education market and is one of the first devices to run Microsoft's new Windows 10 S. Coming in at about $300, the Spin B1 features a rugged build and entry-level specs.
Microsoft's new "Surface Laptop" reveals how seriously the company takes Chromebooks as a threat
Images and information leak about the Microsoft's latest piece of hardware, the Surface Laptop. The Laptop is designed to combat the rising popularity of Chromebooks in education and business by running a lighter, more secure cloud-based OS called Windows 10 S.
Lenovo unveils Flex 11 Chromebook convertible for $280 USD
The Flex 11 incorporates a few features found on rugged notebooks including drop resistance up to 2.4 feet and sealed keyboards, trackpads, and ports against the occasional coffee spill.
The Snapdragon 835 SoC could power the rumored Microsoft CloudBook
Microsoft's "Chromebook killer" could soon be revealed as the newest member of the Surface family. An ARM-based system with a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC is likely in order to reduce costs.
Anbox brings Android to Linux
The tool runs Android in a container which allows it to share the kernal and system resources with the Linux distro on which it runs. The software is still in pre-alpha but looks promising.
AMD may be expanding into the Chromebook market
An AMD board known as "Kahlee" has shown up in ChromeOS's Coreboot code. The device will be based on 2016's Stoney Ridge rather than AMD's new Ryzen architecture. The existence of an AMD powered Chromebook together with the release of Ryzen 7 and 5-series chips suggests that AMD is making an all-out effort to reestablish itself in the market.
Lenovo has shut the lid on its Chrome OS-powered Yoga Book
After unleashing its marvelously-designed Yoga Book in both Windows and Android flavors, Lenovo had a third trick up its sleeve: a Chromebook. Unfortunately, that seems to no longer be the case—the Yoga Book Chromebook is dead.
Microsoft Office can run on Chromebooks via CrossOver
Using CrossOver Android, James Ramey (president of CodeWeavers) was able to run MS Word 2013 on his Asus Chromebook Flip C100. The group plans to have a preview of the software released before the end of the month.
Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K0YK Convertible Review
Touch Chromebook. Acer's Chromebook convertible offers an IPS touchscreen, a silent operation, and long battery runtimes. ARM technology is used inside. The whole package costs approximately 400 Euros (~$425).
Mediatek MT8173C | PowerVR GX6250 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Mediatek MT8173C | PowerVR GX6250 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Litebook laptop brings Linux at low cost
The $249 laptop runs elementary OS, a Linux distribution. The Litebook looks to compete with Chromebooks while offering a full desktop operating system.
HP launches inexpensive convertible chromebook for education
Google has announced the launch of a new rugged Chromebook convertible from HP.
MWC 2017 | Google will not produce more Pixel laptops
Google is shifting the Pixel brand entirely into mobile devices such as smartphone and tablets, thus concluding the company's efforts to secure a niche within the premium notebook category. Google is still devoted to working on Chrome OS, however.
Chromebooks will soon be compatible with biometric authentication
A fingerprint feature on Chrome OS has been in the works for the past few months and is now available for testing on an unstable version of Chrome Canary. This brings Chrome OS more in line with the biometric authentication options available on Windows 10 and macOS.
New "Instant Tethering" feature rolling out to select Android devices
Android 7.1.1 enables the new "Instant Tethering" feature on specific Nexus and Pixel phones. It fully automates internet sharing between devices once they have been verified once.
Samsung's Chromebook Plus now available for purchase
The Chromebook comes with a built-in stylus and support for Android apps via the Google Play Store for Chrome. Current retail price is $449.
Samsung Chromebook Plus might have up to 16 GB RAM
While the Samsung Chromebook Plus is expected to arrive next week with 4 GB RAM on board, its Pro sibling is scheduled to arrive in April. While it is supposed to feature up to 8 GB RAM, the latest rumors claim the Chromebook Pro might get a 16 GB RAM variant after a while as well.
Acer has an array of niche laptops planned for 2017
From the monstrous Predator 21 X gaming notebook to the Chromebook 11 N7, Acer has a wide range of laptops coming this year looking to capitalize on a few specific markets that have become the primary drivers of the PC market as consumer demand slows.
Acer debuts Chromebook Spin 11 for educational use
This new convertible comes with military-grade durability and extra features that make it a perfect classroom companion, such as the Wacom EMR technology and stylus that provide an easy way to write and draw directly on the screen.
All Cromebooks from 2017 on will be compatible with Android apps
Google has announced that in addition to certain legacy models, all Chromebooks released in 2017 onward will have full Android app support.
Pressured by Chromebooks, Microsoft will reduce Windows licensing costs on 14-inch and smaller notebooks
Microsoft has lowered the volume licensing fees for Windows notebooks with screen sizes of 14-inches or less for 2017. The move comes in an effort to combat the rising popularity of inexpensive Chromebooks.
Android 7.1 coming to... Chromebooks?
Android N has been trickling out to flagship smartphones for a few months now, but Chromebooks may be the next devices in line to receive the update. Android 7.1 promises to bring better Android app management for Chrome OS.
CES 2017 | Samsung introduces two Chromebooks with pen support
The Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro come with ARM/Intel processors, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, also offering pen input support and the ability to be used as a regular notebook or as a tablet, thanks to the 360-degree rotating touchscreen.
Asus launches Chromebook Flip C302CA
The long-awaited successor of the original Chromebook Flip is now official as a convertible with a 360 degree hinge and a touchscreen display that uses a Skylake processor and starts at $499 USD.
CES 2017 | Acer announces Chromebook 11 N7 (C731)
This new Chromebook is powered by the Intel Celeron N3060, next to 4 GB RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB eMMC internal storage, being compliant with the MIL-STD 810G ruggedness standard.
Asus Chromebook Flip 2 surfaces on Best Buy
The C302CA model was spotted earlier this year on Newegg, but now the Flip 2 name is finally confirmed, although Asus still has to announce it. This $499.99 USD Chromebook has an all-metal casing and uses the Intel Pentium 4405Y processor.
Asus Chromebook C302 leaked on NewEgg, taken down after order
Newegg.com momentarily listed the ASUS C302CA Chromebook for sale today, though it has yet to be made official by ASUS.
Wine may develop Windows compatibility layer for Android
The developers of the open-source compatibility layer software may soon bring Windows apps to Android. This move could in turn allow Windows software to run on newer Chromebooks that support Android apps.
The A1 symbol on Micro-SD cards tell you if it is fast enough for apps
The SD Association recently introduced new application performance classes that will specify Micro-SD cards that are fast enough to be used for starting apps and programs. So far only one class, named A1 has been announced
Samsung might sell its PC business to Lenovo
Not long after selling its printer business to HP for about $1 billion, it looks like Samsung is now in talks with Lenovo, a giant apparently interested in acquiring its PC business.
Acer Chromebook R13: Google Play Store available on the Beta channel
The Acer Chromebook R13 joins three other Chromebooks in being the first ones to be able to run Android apps thanks to the Google Play Store integration. Early users have to switch to the Beta channel to start testing.
Leaks reveal possible high-end Chromebook from Samsung
Samsung may soon be releasing a premium Chromebook, dubbed the Chromebook Pro. The device is rumored to have high-end specs, a premium design, and stylus support via Samsung's new PEN, a derivative of the S-Pen found in their Note line of smartphones.
Acer Chromebook 15 model priced at $199 USD hits Walmart
This 15.6-inch notebook with Chrome OS on board offers 12 hours of battery life, packing a Celeron N3060 processor by Intel, 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storage.
PC Market: Sales keep falling
The PC market continues to shrink. In the last quarter less PCs were sold then one year ago, yet again. However, the decline in sales wasn´t as big as the market research companies expected it to be.
Chromebooks: Shipments exceed expectations
TrendForce reports 2016 Chromebook shipments exceed expectations with annual growth projected around 30 - 40 percent. Besides having a remarkable shipment record this year, Chromebooks could capture a part of the education market.
Acer Chromebook R13 now up for pre-order
This Chrome OS-driven convertible notebook with a 13.3-inch touchscreen is up for pre-order with a price tag of $429.99 USD and will begin shipping next month.
Google Andromeda: Merged Android and Chrome OS on October 4th?
The 4th of October could be a more significant date for Google than previously expected. A tweet by Android and Chrome OS VP Hiroshi Lockheimer gives reason to speculate about a merger between Android an Chrome OS once again, 8 years after Android was first announced.
CTL launches NL61T rugged Chromebooks
The new CTL NL61T and CTL NL61TX both feature a rugged design and will hit the market in mid-September, starting at $269 USD and $299 USD.
Google discontinues the Pixel 2 Chromebook
Google will not be restocking the Pixel 2 and may instead be working on a successor.
HP Chromebook 13 G1 Core m5 Notebook Review
A Pixel Competitor… Premium materials, meticulous design, a high-res screen, and great performance. HP seeks to redefine the Chromebook with the closest thing we’ve seen to a Pixel since Google first introduced it.
Intel Core m5-6Y57 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Intel Core m5-6Y57 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
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