Google Unveils New Chromebook Pixel

There’s a new Chromium OS ultrabook in town, and it beats the heck out of the last one from two years ago. Google today announced a refresh for the Chromebook Pixel, its flagship laptop running its homegrown operating system. With upgrades in almost every way, the new Pixel costs a few hundred dollars less than its … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Premature Defenestration: Lagging PC Sales Don’t Mean Windows is Doomed

As CES 2014 draws to a close, there seems to be a growing feeling among tech sites that Windows is in some trouble. The most direct discussion of Windows’ impending demise can be found over on the Verge, with the smartly titled “Closing Windows” piece, which points to the lack of the Windows platform and the big showing of … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Google Hopes to Bring Chrome OS to Everyone With the Chromebook 11

When Google announced the Chromebook Pixel those many months ago, I laughed - the hardware is beautiful and high end, there's no doubt about that, with its high-DPI display that would make even the MacBook Pro's Retina Display blush. But for its excellent hardware, something was off - and that's the very concept of a "high … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Acer C7 Chromebook could get a slight refresh with 16 GB SSD

If you check out this page on the Best Buy website, you'll see an Acer C7 Chromebook touting some specs that don't quite match up with whats been released so far -- namely, the 16 GB solid state drive. This development, first reported by Engadget, seems to suggest that Acer may be refreshing the C7, replacing its massive … [Read more...]

Samsung to school Retina MacBooks, Chromebook Pixel with new display

The high-resolution displays that Apple and Google have worked into their laptop offerings are pretty impressive, but Samsung isn't about to give up without a fight. The Verge is reporting that Samsung plans to take the wraps off of a 13.3-inch QHD display with a resolution of 3200 x 1800. For those tracking pixels-per-inch … [Read more...]

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