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April 1, 2015

Google Unveils More Chromebooks & Chromebit HDMI Stick

On Tuesday, Google announced a batch of cheap new Chrome OS devices that might make even awesome looking devices like Microsoft’s Surface 3 or Apple’s rumored iPad Pro pretty much irrelevant. Priced to move and easy to use, there are three new Chromebooks to choose from without breaking the bank—and a brand new Chrome OS device called the Chromebit that is such a good idea, it’s a wonder no one’s thought of it until now.

Crack Open a Good Chromebook

The new Chromebook Flip from Asus.

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October 27, 2014

Google Promotes Android Boss Sundar Pichai

As Android users anxiously await next week’s release of Lollipop, the newest version of their preferred mobile OS from Google, the company has given even more responsibility to the man responsible. Sundar Pichai, Google’s head of Android and Chrome, was promoted late last week to now be in charge of “core Google Products,” a post on Re/code reports.

What does that mean? According to the post, Pichai “will now have purview over research, search, maps, Google+, commerce and ad products and infrastructure.” That means that the guy [...]

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February 14, 2014

Crazy Low Price Leaked for Nokia X Android Phone

A post on BGR today points the way back to a listing from a Vietnamese online phone retailer, which pegs Nokia’s Android-powered phone, the Nokia X, as costing about $104. If true, the Nokia X could wind up being one of the most simultaneously inexpensive and sought-after smartphones to hit the market in some time.

Tech watchers have been paying more attention to the Nokia X, codenamed “Normandy,” than probably just about any other handset, with the possible exception of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 6. That’s a pretty big [...]

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February 12, 2014

When in Chrome: Google & VMWare Partner for Windows Access in Chrome OS

Much has been made of the approaching cut-off date for Microsoft’s support of the relatively ancient Windows XP operating system. Since so many offices still rely on XP to run their businesses (not to mention specialized software that maintains customer or patient databases), the fact that Microsoft will officially be ending its support of the OS on April 8, there’s a real need for XP’s current users to find solutions—fast. According to a post on Google’s Enterprise Blog, a partnership between Google and VMWare might provide that very [...]

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December 29, 2013

Chromebooks Are Crushing It and Here’s Some Data to Prove It

Microsoft has another big problem on its hands: Chromebooks.  You know, those inexpensive laptops manufactured by the likes of Samsung, Acer, and others that run Chrome OS instead of Windows?  They are selling like crazy.  You may remember how we told you over the summer that Chromebooks sales were exploding despite the imploding PC market and now according to new NPD data, Chromebooks accounted for 21 percent of all U.S. commercial notebook sales in 2013 through November, and 10 percent of all computers and tablets. Both shares were up [...]

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December 18, 2013

LG Announces Chromebase, An All-in-One Desktop Running Chrome OS

Though most computers that run Google’s Chrome OS come in the form of affordable laptops, LG has decided to target a new demographic with their latest computer, the Chromebase.

Announced this morning by the company, the Chromebase is an all-in-one computer that runs Google’s minimalistic, web-focused operating system, and includes an unspecified Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of memory, and a 16GB solid state storage drive. All of this is packed into a 21.5-inch, 1080p IPS (in-plane switching) display, alongside an included [...]

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July 10, 2013

Despite PC Sales Dropping, Google’s Chromebook Growth Continues

Well, this isn’t a good sign for PC manufacturers, PC shipments in the period from April to June totaled just 75.6 million units, down 11.4 percent from the same quarter in 2012, research firm IDC said on Wednesday.  The numbers include desktop, laptop, mini-notebook, and workstation sales, however, exclude those of tablet computers.  “This marks the fifth consecutive quarter of declining shipments, which is the longest duration of decline in the PC market’s history,” Gartner said in a statement.

But while [...]

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May 6, 2013

Asus Chromebook will be released later this year

How do you compete against good and expensive? Asus discovered the answer when it partnered with Google on the Nexus 7 Android tablet. The answer, of course, is to introduce a product that is good and less expensive. It’s a formula that Samsung later applied to the 11.6-inch Chromebook it released in 2012, and it’s one that we may see again when an Asus Chromebook becomes a reality in the second half of 2013.

Samsung’s Chromebook is currently one of the best on the market. Can Asus steal [...]

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February 21, 2013

Don’t Waste Your Money On The Chromebook Pixel

By now you have undoubtedly heard that the Chromebook Pixel is real and on sale, that’s why I’m here to tell you to not waste your money on buying one of these computers by Google.  The Chromebook Pixel features a 12.85-inch touch-screen display, which is also high-res (2560 x 1700), is powered by an Intel i5 processor running at 1.8GHz, packs in 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, and has a 32 GB solid state drive for storage. Other notable features include a backlit keyboard and 1 TB of free Google Drive storage.

But at what cost? [...]

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February 21, 2013

Chromebook Pixel is Real and Available Today, Starts at $1,299

We covered a leaked video about a Google product called the Chromebook Pixel earlier this month, but we weren’t sure if the product was legit. The answer came today, as Google officially announced the Pixel on the Google Blog, and provided us with details on specs, price and availability.

The Chromebook Pixel features a 12.85-inch touch-screen display, which is also high-res (2560 x 1700). The aspect ratio is an unusual 3:2, though that shouldn’t present any major issues. The laptop is powered by an Intel i5 processor [...]

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