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Acer “Kiev” Chromebox tipped: Can Google hit the $99 price point?

Acer “Kiev” Chromebox tipped: Can Google hit the $99 price point?

Acer is expected to reveal a new Chromebox to follow on from its low-cost C7 Chromebook laptop, putting Google's Chrome OS in a compact desktop form-factor. The cloud-centric slab (only a mockup shown here, since no official images have leaked yet) contains Inte's 2.7GHz Pentium G630 processor and 2GB of memory, François Beaufort reports, along with a 500GB hard-drive for local storage of files, and has been developed by Acer and the Google Chrome OS team under the "Kiev" codename.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook puts rugged Chrome OS in classrooms

Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook puts rugged Chrome OS in classrooms

Lenovo has jumped on the Chrome OS bandwagon, revealing its education-centric ThinkPad X131e Chromebook, complete with a ruggedized casing for unruly students. The new model, a Chrome OS based variant of the existing ThinkPad X131e launched midway through last year, puts Google's cloud platform on an 11.6-inch display and teases all-day battery life.

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Acer quietly outs $300 boosted C7 Chromebook [UPDATE: Pulled]

Acer quietly outs $300 boosted C7 Chromebook [UPDATE: Pulled]

Acer has quietly rolled out a second version of its C7 Chromebook, a $299.99 premium model that boosts the specification and almost doubles the notebook's runtime. The Acer C710-2605 keeps the 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display and 1.1GHz dualcore Celeron processor of the $200 C7 we reviewed last month, but doubles the RAM to 4GB and adds a larger hard-drive and battery.

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Google offering $99 Chromebooks for public schools

Google offering $99 Chromebooks for public schools

Samsung's Series 5 Chromebook regularly costs $429 for the WiFi-only version, but Google has announced today that they're offering discounted Series 5 Chromebooks to public schools around the US for only $99, thanks to a partnership with DonorsChoose.org, which is an online charity that connects donors directly to public school classroom needs.

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Google branded touchscreen Chromebook due 2012 tip insiders

Google branded touchscreen Chromebook due 2012 tip insiders

Google is reportedly planning a Chromebook of its own, pushing out a Google-branded touchscreen notebook to follow its Nexus-brand smartphones and tablets. The Chrome OS laptop would be made by Compal, according to the China Times, with the finished product apparently set to ship by the end of 2012.

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Acer C7 Chromebook unveiled for $199

Acer C7 Chromebook unveiled for $199

In a move that will certainly have those of you thinking about getting a Chomebook jumping for joy, Acer and Google have announced a new C7 Chromebook for $199. This lovely machine is ready to take on the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook with a price that under-cuts that machine by $50! This machine has an 11.6-inch display and many of the same perks that come with the Samsung machine, starting with 100GB free storage for 2 years on Google Drive.

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Samsung Chromebook available now in Google Play online store at $249

Samsung Chromebook available now in Google Play online store at $249

The newest entry in Google's family of low-priced devices running their own home-grown software has appeared in their Google Play online store - enter the Samsung Chromebook (series 3) for just $249. We have our own Samsung Series 3 Chromebook review for you to take a peek at with full details on how this little beast is about to take the student world by storm. By the looks of it though, it's not just students that Google hopes to be swallowing up here with the price-floor-busting Chromebook: it's "FOR EVERYONE."

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Samsung Series 3 Chromebook (late-2012) Review

Samsung Series 3 Chromebook (late-2012) Review

It's no secret that Google is aiming to create a whole new segment in the world of portable computing with Chrome, and here with the newest Samsung Series 3 Chromebook, especially at its eye-opening $249 price point, it appears that the big G will make that move. If you've got a need for an internet machine for school, for fun, or for a present for your mother who doesn't use her desktop anyway, this device might just be perfect. It's light, it's extremely inexpensive, and most important of all: it's a high quality machine. Samsung and Google have made some fabulous strides forward since September of 2011, of that you can be certain.

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3G Samsung Chromebook for $330 incoming

3G Samsung Chromebook for $330 incoming

Samsung's new Google Chromebook will have a 3G flavor as well as the originally announced WiFi model, new listings have confirmed, with the cellularly-blessed version promising 100MB per month of free data. The new ultraportable was revealed as a WiFi-only model yesterday for $249.99, but according to both Samsung and Amazon there will be a 3G variant, the XE303C12, priced at $329.99.

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Should I buy a $249 Chromebook for school?

Should I buy a $249 Chromebook for school?

If you're asking yourself if the brand new $249 Samsung Chromebook is going to get you through the school year, you'll want to know a few details on how this device actually functions. First of all, it may look surprisingly like a MacBook Air, but it's not a full-fledged system in the way you're used to - this device isn't made for massive video editing and it's certainly not ready for any big-name gaming adventures. What it is made for is web-based action - and lots of it.

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Google announces new $249 Samsung Chromebook

Google announces new $249 Samsung Chromebook

Google has been looking to make a statement with its Chromebook line for some time now, and it's continuing its push for affordable laptops by announcing a new Chromebook from Samsung that's just $249. The laptop has an 11.6-inch display and features an ARM processor, which is certainly a rare thing to find in laptops these days.

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Google I/O attendees score free Chromebox

Google I/O attendees score free Chromebox

Remember Google’s Chromebox? The company is giving attendees at I/O one of the machines absolutely free. That’s not a bad present on top of the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus Q, and Nexus 7s that were given away yesterday. If you recall, the Chromebox is running Google’s Chrome OS and is designed to be a lightweight PC for basic multimedia and productivity tasks.

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