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Three things to know about the Lenovo Ideapad 100S Chromebook

Three things to know about the Lenovo Ideapad 100S Chromebook

Lenovo's Ideapad 100S Chromebook is a version of its Ideapad 100S that runs Google's Chrome OS operating system rather than Windows 10. In many ways, the two laptops are the same, but Chromebooks and Windows PCs have some fundamental differences and so not everything is identical. We recently gave the Chromebook version a quick review, and while you should check it out, we're also back with three primary highlights.

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Android will battle OS X and Windows: here’s why

Android will battle OS X and Windows: here’s why

Google's Android operating system won't just be for the "mobile" environment forever. Google's Chrome OS hasn't been a failure outright - but eventually it won't be necessary for the company to distribute. Google's latest hardware reveal, the tablet-with-keyboard Pixel C, is proof positive that Google isn't afraid to treat Android like a desktop operating system. With rumors running rampant this week (for the millionth time in the past several years) that Chrome OS will fold into Android soon, I can't help but think that Microsoft and Apple should be on the lookout.

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Hiroshi Lockheimer: We are very committed to Chrome OS

Hiroshi Lockheimer: We are very committed to Chrome OS

Yesterday, word broke out that Alphabet, Google's new mothership, might be in the process of merging the disparate but superficially related worlds of Android and Chrome into one, with a unified OS launching sometime next year. While still unconfirmed, many have already given their opinions on it, some hailing the move as a long time coming while others naturally disappointed at even the thought. While not completely putting those rumors to rest, HIroshi Lockheimer took to Twitter to signify is support for the now embattled OS.

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Report: Chrome OS and Android will be merged by 2017

Report: Chrome OS and Android will be merged by 2017

According to new sources who have surfaced, Alphabet is planning to merge Chrome OS into Android, with work to do this having been underway for the past two or so years. This new unified operating system is reportedly slated for a 2017 unveiling, but the sources claim we could be seeing an early version of the OS some time in 2016. This tipped new version of Android will, say the sources, run on PCs as well as tablets and phones.

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Review: Lenovo Ideapad 100S Chromebook

Review: Lenovo Ideapad 100S Chromebook

We recently reviewed Lenovo's Ideapad 100S, an inexpensive Windows 10 laptop with enough power for everyday use and moderate battery life. The laptop is ideal for many users, such as students and casual web surfers, but Windows 10 isn't everyone's cup of tea, and so Lenovo has a second, similar laptop: the Ideapad 100S Chromebook. As expected, the two laptops are very similar, but bring with them some of their own unique aspects, the details of which we have in our latest full SlashGear review.

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HP Chromebook 14 offers Chrome OS with 9hr+ battery

HP Chromebook 14 offers Chrome OS with 9hr+ battery

Chrome OS keeps getting more capable, and HP is promising more portability and more color from its new Chromebook 14. The 14-inch notebook promises up to 9 hours 15 minutes battery life and is entirely fanless, using Intel's Celeron N2840 processor and offering a choice of screen resolutions.

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Three things to know about the Dell Chromebook 13

Three things to know about the Dell Chromebook 13

Dell's new Chromebook 13 is another contender in Google's Chrome OS market, and it is a serious player on the field. Dell hails this as its first professional-level Chromebook, and we agree with its assessment; if you're looking to grab a Chromebook for work, the Chromebook 13 won't disappoint. The same is true if you want to use the Chromebook 13 as your everyday laptop, or you're particular when it comes to features. We've detailed everything you need to know in our full review, but here are three key points to know.

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Chromecast Review (2015): Utilitarian Smart TV Masterpiece

Chromecast Review (2015): Utilitarian Smart TV Masterpiece

The 2015 version of the Chromecast is just nice enough to want to upgrade from the original and certainly worth the cash for new users. Chromecast is, at its core, a doorway for your smartphone to access your TV. Like its predecessor (also called Chromecast), this device acts as the courier for content from the internet to your living room, allowing your smartphone (or tablet, or laptop) to act as the controller and the explorer. This version of the Chromecast is faster than the original and a bit more versatile as it works with a cord now instead of just a dongle.

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Review: Dell Chromebook 13 — a premium option for pros

Review: Dell Chromebook 13 — a premium option for pros

Dell has introduced its new Chromebook 13, a laptop that runs Google's Chrome OS and that, in nearly every way, demands attention and is wholly deserving of it. This laptop has many bragging points, leaving most Chromebooks in the dust and doing so without an uncomfortable increase in price. It starts with a Carbon Fiber display lid and goes from there, tossing in a thin body, beautiful LCD and more. We recently took the machine for a spin; read our full review to find out more!

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Google OnHub has Chrome OS inside

Google OnHub has Chrome OS inside

A group of developers opens up the Google OnHub smart router's software to find that it runs Chrome OS. That means the device is a Chromebook - or a Chrome... Hub... as it were. While it doesn't mean you're going to be connecting the machine to a display and using it as a Chromebox any time soon, it does mean that there's far more potential for this OnHub device than Google is letting on initially. This all points to smart home control.

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Google Pixel C tipped to be an Android tablet, not Chrome OS

Google Pixel C tipped to be an Android tablet, not Chrome OS

Google's Chromebook Pixel has always been a cut above other Chromebooks. While most of their ilk sport low to mid-range specs, Pixels more often than not bear some of the highest in the market. The next Pixel, named Pixel C, is said to be both the same and yet different, according to insider sources. While it might look like a Chromebook, or half of one, the Pixel C won't be a Chromebook. For one, it will be a tablet. And for another, it will be running Android instead of Chrome OS.

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Toshiba Chromebook 2 update brings more powerful hardware

Toshiba Chromebook 2 update brings more powerful hardware

On Tuesday, Toshiba introduced an update to its Chromebook 2 laptop. The updated model comes with better performance, says Toshiba, as well as updated hardware options including a new LED backlit keyboard and Intel processors. The new model is better poised to meet the needs of users who are putting their Chromebooks to task — those who use the machines for productivity work and other things more demanding than the original spat of Chromebooks could handle.

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