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Dell Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1 (Celeron N3060) Convertible Review

80% Dell Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1 (Celeron N3060) Convertible Review

Back to school. The Dell Inspiron Chromebook 11 2-in-1 (also known as the Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1) is a sturdy, well-built Chromebook targeted squarely at the education sector. While the design leaves much to be desired, it is a competent low-end machine and should be rugged enough to withstand the abuse of a classroom.
Intel Celeron N3060 | Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) | 11.6" | 1.4 kg
The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE) will be launched in November. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung announces Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE)

Samsung has issued a press release to detail the introduction of the Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE). This new variant of the Chromebook Plus V2 features an additional special feature that is aimed at appeasing users of the device who ar...
Lenovo Yoga Chromebook with Intel Core i5 now available for US$699 (Source: Best Buy)

The Lenovo Yoga Chromebook with Intel Core i5 goes on sale for US$699

Unveiled at IFA 2018, the 15.6-inch Lenovo Yoga Chromebook convertible is now finally available for purchase. Sadly, there is a single configuration available for now, which carries a price tag that reads US$699 and features an In...
Narrow bezels are coming to the HP Chromebook x360 14 this month (Source: HP)

Narrow bezels are coming to the HP Chromebook x360 14 convertible this month

HP will be integrating some features mainstream consumers have been enjoying these past few years onto its upcoming Chromebook. Namely, the new Chromebook x360 14 will be getting USB Type-C charging and narrow 7.5 mm bezels for im...
The Pixel Slate will use Google's Chrome OS. (Source: MySmartPrice)

New images of Google's Pixel Slate are leaked

Some new images of the Google Pixel Slate tablet have appeared online, just ahead of the company’s hardware event that is taking place in New York City on October 9. The new device is expected to utilize Chrome OS and features a d...
Chrome now automatically logs you into the browser without telling you

Chrome now automatically logs you into the browser without telling you

The latest version of Google's Chrome browser will now automatically log users in if they log into any Google service. This, in turn, opens the door for the user's browsing data to be accessed by Google. While this isn't the case ...
The new leaked renders suggest that there might be two versions of the Pixelbook 2. (Source: T3)

Google Pixelbook codename Nocturne gets leaked renders

The latest leaked renders of the next gen Pixelbook tablet reveal a 2-in-1 design with a detachable keyboard. The tablet itself appears to feature at least one USB-C connector, thin speakers on each side of the display, a fingerpr...
The next generation Pixelbook could also support Win 10. (Source: Chrome Unboxed)

Chrome OS 69 brings official support for Linux apps

Google has released the latest version of Chrome OS, and it includes support for Linux applications for the first time. Also baked in is Google’s Material Design 2.0 theme, which brings Chrome OS a little more in line with the loo...
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Chromebooks

September 2018 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 new Pixelbook looks to have ultrathin bezels for a notebook. (Source: Chrome Unboxed)

Next-gen Pixelbook 2 Google Chromebook leaks out in pictures

Google's next-generation Pixelbook 2 has leaked out ahead of launch by the company itself as part of a Facebook advertisement. Also present in the ad is what looks to be the notch-less smaller Google Pixel 3 leaving little to be r...
The Lenovo Yoga is a 15-inch Chromebook with a 4K UHD touchscreen

IFA 2018 | The Lenovo Yoga Chromebook is a 15-inch Chromebook with a 4K UHD touchscreen

Lenovo is carving itself a niche in the Chromebooks space by offering a large convertible in contrast to the sea of smaller and cheaper alternatives. The extra girth has allowed for higher-end specifications and a potentially smoo...
Acer Chromebook 514 (Source: Acer)

IFA 2018 | Acer Chromebook 514 to arrive in October starting at US$350

The new Acer Chromebook 514 combines a metallic chassis, backlit keyboard, USB Type-C connectivity, a Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad, and promises to deliver a 12-hour battery life. Sadly, the hardware details have not been unveil...
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 and Inspiron 14 Chromebook coming this October for $600 USD

IFA 2018 | Dell Inspiron 14 5000 and Inspiron Chromebook 14 coming this October for $600 USD

The systems will carry new ULV Whiskey Lake and Kaby Lake options including the Core i3-8145U, i5-8265U, i7-8565U, and i3-8130U. The Windows version will have discrete GeForce MX130 options while the Chromebook version will integr...
First step is to rival AMD's and Intel's ULV CPUs, then ARM may very well try its hand at desktop processors. (Source: ARM)

ARM planning to release Deimos and Hercules laptop ULV CPUs in 2019-2020

Since the Windows on ARM initiative did not impress too much with this year's Snapdragon-powered laptops, ARM is willing to take matters into its own hands and release CPUs specifically designed for ultrabooks and compact laptops....
The Google Pixelbook could be dual-booting Windows 10 soon. (Source: Google)

Chromebooks likely to get Windows dual-boot support, but it might not be feasible for many devices

Earlier this year code commits showed up in ChromeOS that showed Google was adding support for 'AltOS.' New commits now show that the alternative operating system is likely to be Windows 10, but feasibility for the average Chromeb...
The Acer Nitro Core i5 gets discounted for the Back to School season.

Deal | Acer Nitro 5 and Chromebook 15 get discounted for Back to School season

Acer is announcing discount offers for its Nitro 5, Chromebook 15, and Chromebook R11 for the Back to School season. The limited period offer gives up to US$50 discount on select models of the Nitro 5 and first-gen Chromebook 15, ...
Acer's Chromebook Spin 13 features a 360-degree hinge that activates the tablet mode. (Source: Acer)

New Acer Chromebook 13 and Spin 13 coming in September

Acer now offers premium builds for the Chromebook lineup. The latest Chromebook 13 and Spin 13 come with all-aluminum chassis and 13.5-inch IPS displays supporting 2256 x 1504 resolutions. Spec-wise, these notebooks come powered b...
Can Chromebooks really overtake Windows and macOS? (Source: Google)

Google takes a jab at Windows and macOS in latest Chromebook ad

Google seems to take on Windows and macOS head on with its latest Chromebook ad. The ad shows how Chromebook users don't have to deal with any of the errors and update nags that plague traditional PC users. While Chromebooks are i...
Samsung bundling a free Chromebook with every purchase of a Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus

Buy a Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus and get a free Samsung Chromebook

Samsung is bundling both a $200 11.6-inch Chromebook 3 and a $200 256 GB EVO MicroSD card with every new purchase of an unlocked Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus for a limited time.
The latest Bluetooth vulnerability affects smartphones as well as laptops integrating Intel/Broadcom/Qualcomm Bluetooth-enabled hardware. (Source: Cubot Blog)

New critical Bluetooth exploit discovered

The latest Bluetooth vulnerability may affect many more devices than last year's BlueBorne, because it can affect smartphones as well as laptops that integrate Apple, Google, Intel, Broadcom or Qualcomm hardware. Due to insufficie...
Acer Chromebook Tab 10 tablet with Chrome OS and Rockchip RK3399 (Source: Chrome OS)

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Chrome OS tablet is finally available and shipping

Although the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 — one of the few Chrome OS-driven tablets unveiled so far — arrived back in March, it took a while for it to finally become widely available. Now, those interested can acquire this 9.7-inch slat...
Google Pixelbook successor to arrive this fall, narrow bezels in tow

A new Google Pixelbook with narrow bezels is expected to arrive this fall

Google is expected to unveil quite a few new pieces of hardware in October: the Pixel 3 and 3 XL handsets, the second-generation Pixel Buds, a Pixel-branded smartwatch, and now an updated PixelBook with narrow bezels is joining th...
'Rammus' could be the next Asus Chromebook (Image source: Asus)

'Rammus' could be the next Asus Chromebook with Kaby Lake

The aging Asus Chromebook Flip C302 could soon have a proper successor if the "Rammus" code name is any indication. With IFA 2018 not far off, the Taiwanese manufacturer could be preparing an announcement for its overdue Chromeboo...
Google has a team of over 100 of its best engineers developing its Fuchsia OS. (Source: Google)

Odds firming that Fuchsia OS will replace Android, Chrome OS on Google hardware

Google looks to be positioning its Fuchsia OS as a replacement for Android and Chrome OS on its Pixel hardware. Although the roadmap for the operating system has not been formally signed off, Google has over 100 software engineers...
HP Chromebook x2 convertible with Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y

The new HP Chromebook x2 goes head to head with the Microsoft Surface Go

Although the Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor was expected to remain a Microsoft Surface Go-exclusive, it looks like the HP Chromebook x2 convertible will soon get a version with it inside as well. Even more, a variant with an I...
'Cheza' could be HP's first Snapdragon 845-powered Chromebook (Source: Aboutchromebooks.com)

'Cheza' could be HP's first detachable Chromebook with a Snapdragon 845

Promised features like eSIM and Always Connected PCs could debut on the Snapdragon 845-powered 'Cheza' Chromebook. More unverified code in Chromium have shed some light on the unannounced model including the potential for a 1440p ...
The Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) still sports a premium design. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung downgrades Chromebook Plus display in V2 update

Samsung has updated its Chromebook Plus to Version 2.0. While it picks up some new features, its display gets a notable downgrade from a QHD resolution to FHD.
Google looks like it is chasing official Windows 10 certification for the Pixelbook. (Source: Google)

PixelBook could be in line for official Windows 10 certification

There is mounting evidence that Google is working on allowing its Pixelbooks to natively support Windows 10. What's more, it seems that Google could also be chasing official certification from Microsoft meaning that the Pixelbook ...
Mr. Google, I don't feel so good...

Update: The "Tablets" tab is back | Google silently exits the tablet market

Google silently removed the Tablets heading on the Android website, indicating that the tech behemoth may no longer push development for tablet features. This could be another sign that Google is planning on merging ChromeOS and A...
Acer Chromebook Spin 15 CP315 (Source: Acer)

The Acer Chromebook Spin 15 is now official, coming to North America in July

The convertible Acer Chromebook Spin 15 promises to deliver a 13-hour battery life and features two upward-facing speakers, as well as full support for Android apps via Google Play. It is expected to reach the North American marke...
The Kaby Lake-G features AMD's Radeon RX Vega M GPU integrated in the chip die. (Source: TheNerdMag)

Kaby Lake-G Chromebook codenamed "Kidd" in the works?

Chromebooks could soon get a substantial performance boost, as the Chrome OS developers are planning to support Intel's Kaby Lake-G CPUs that come with the dedicated AMD Radeon RX Vega M GPU. The first Chromebook that would includ...
The HP Chromebook x2 will ship on June 7. (Source: Best Buy)

HP Chromebook x2 up for pre-order at Best Buy

HP's premium Chromebook X2 is up for pre-order at Best Buy. The x2, which is expected to ship June 7, is one of the first true 2-in-1 Chromebooks on the market that offers a detachable display allowing it to be used as a standalon...
Chromebooks will soon support full Linux apps

Chromebooks will soon support full Linux apps

Chromebooks may become the best Android development tools later this year. Google is planning to roll out native Linux support to the Chrome OS-powered machines later this year, allowing coders to build software for Chrome OS and ...
The premium Google Pixelbook Chromebook received a rating of "good" in our November 2017 review. (Source: Own)

Dell and HP may be working on premium Chromebooks

There has been a report suggesting that Dell and HP could be working on new high-end Chromebooks. Currently, there are scant options when it comes to choosing a premium Chromebook for use in the enterprise sector; the Google Pixel...
Chrome OS devices will receive an update to version 66. (Source: Acer)

Chome OS updated to version 66, brings Meltdown patch, more

Google has updated its Chrome OS to version 66, bringing with it numerous bug and security fixes. Chief among the security updates is a patch for Meltdown for Intel-based Chrome OS devices closing off the vulnerability across all ...
The symbol Google is using to denote the Fuchsia OS. (Source: Google)

Google’s mysterious Fuchsia OS set for Android app support, could signal OS unification plans

Google has not had much to say about the Fuchsia OS, its new operating system currently under development, but little hints have popped up here and there — the latest clue is apparent support for Android Runtime. If Fuchsia OS gai...
Image: Google

Chrome's Canary channel gets a visual overhaul, new features

The developer channel for Google's Chrome browser ("Canary") is sport a new coat of paint as well as some useful features. While all of these changes may not make their way to the Stable channel, the new design language echoes wha...
The Samsung Chromebook Pro now includes a backlit keyboard. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Chromebook Pro gets refresh with backlit keyboard

The Samsung Pro now comes with its most requested feature -- a backlit keyboard. In all other respects the device remains the same, but its newest feature makes it a viable alternative for users who normally buy higher end Windows...
Acer’s new CXI3 Chromebox series has landed with 8th Gen Intel chips. (Source: Acer)

New Acer Chomebox CXI3 series lands with 8th Gen Intel silicon

Acer has updated its Chromebox line with new 8th Gen Intel Core-series processors up to i7 variants. The new Chromebox CXI3 lineup also feature additional upgrades including USB Type-C ports and M2 SSDs.
The HP Chromebook x2. (Source: HP)

The HP Chromebook x2 brings Chrome OS goodness in a detachable form factor

HP has unveiled its latest Chromebook offering with the Chromebook x2. It is the first Chromebook to be offered in a detachable form factor and is powered by the Intel 7th generation Core m3 processor that can be paired with up to...
The Chrome Web Store is breaking up with cryptocurrencies. (Logos: Chrome Web Store and Bitcoin. Image: Self)

Chrome Web Store bans extensions that mine cryptocurrencies

The Chrome Web Store has updated its policy concerning extensions with crypto-mining scripts, outright banning such extensions from the store. Any existing extensions that can be used for mining cryptocurrencies will be removed by...
Acer has stated that the Chromebook Tab 10 will support augmented reality some time in the future. (Source: Softpedia)

Acer reveals the Chromebook Tab 10 tablet

Acer has unveiled a Chrome-based tablet aimed at the education sector. This is the first tablet to be released using Chrome as its operating system, and Acer has given it the name Chromebook Tab 10. The 9.7-inch device includes a ...
CTL NL7 Series Chromebook (Source: PR Newswire)

CTL intros three new NL7 Chromebooks for education

The three new CTL NL7 Chromebooks feature a rugged design and use Intel Apollo Lake processors up to the quad-core Intel Celeron N3450. The cheapest model starts at US$229, while the Wacom pen-enabled one has a price tag that read...
Chromebooks like the Google Pixelbook could soon support Linux in a virtual machine. (Source: Google)

Chrome OS to support running Linux software in virtual machines

Google could be set to make its Chrome OS a much more potent threat to Microsoft if a new commit in the Chromium source is any guide. A developer project known as Crostini shows signs of Google officially introducing support for L...
The 100e is the only model not to feature the 2-in-1 design among the three new Chromebooks. (Source: Lenovo)

MWC 2018 | Lenovo's 100e/300e/500e Chromebooks are some of the toughest devices at MWC

Spec-wise, the 100e, 300e and 500e Chromebooks are powered by Intel Celeron or MediaTek SoCs and can support 4-8 GB of RAM, with 32-64 GB of internal storage. Additionally, the 300e and 500e come with a 2-in1 design. The three mod...
A sneak peak at split-screen for Android apps on Chrome OS. (Source: 9to5 Google)

Chrome OS gets split-screen mode on Canary channel

Google is priming Chrome OS to compete directly with Apple's iPad in the tablet space, if the latest update to the Chrome OS on its alpha build Canary channel is any indication. The latest update allows users to run Android apps i...
Acer Chromebook 15

Chromebooks might soon get 4K displays

According to a Google Chrome commit, a higher-resolution Chrome logo is needed "to look crisp and pretty on our secret upcoming 4K Chromebooks." While this breaks any veil of secrecy covering the arrival of these Chrome OS devices...
Google Assistant voice search in action, Notebookcheck search

Customizable hot words coming soon to Google Assistant

Although Google Assistant has been around for a while, it still lacks the ability to use a custom hot word, something that Motorola's Moto Voice introduced back in 2014. Fortunately, it looks like this issue will be fixed soon.
Google Play Store logo. (Source: Google)

Over 700,000 rogue apps removed from Google Play Store in 2017

Thanks to improved focus and machine learning, Google has been able to remove 700,000 bad apps from the Play Store, 99 percent of which were caught before being installed by any users.
Chrome OS-powered Acer tablet (Source: Alister Payne)

First Chrome OS tablet shows up at tech show

A tweet that has been removed shortly after being published revealed a yet-to-be-launched Chrome OS tablet by Acer, so we should get ready for the debut of these new slates.

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