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LG ChromeDesk, ChromeStation, ChromeOne coming soon with Chrome OS

LG ChromeDesk, ChromeStation, ChromeOne coming soon with Chrome OS

It would appear that the folks at LG have decided that their venture into the Google universe with Android was lucrative enough that they'll be pushing in to the other quickly rising OS from the company: Chrome. Three trademarks have been filed for recently by LG, each of them appearing with the brand Chrome in their name, each of them inside a category that would suggest hardware is about to pop up. These devices go by the names LG ChromeDesk, LG ChromeStation, and LG ChromeOne.

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Acer C720 Chromebook taps Haswell and SSD for 8hr battery

Acer C720 Chromebook taps Haswell and SSD for 8hr battery

It's obviously a week for Chromebooks, with Acer's new C720 Chromebook joining HP's Chromebook11 offering cloud-centric mobile computing, this time at the even lower price of $249.99. Sticking with Intel's x86 chips rather than the ARM-based processor in the HP machine revealed on Tuesday, the Acer C720 steps up to a Haswell-generation Celeron 2955U for better performance and battery life, with the promise of up to 8.5hrs of runtime despite being 30-percent thinner in your bag.

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HP Chromebook14 appears with three cool color options

HP Chromebook14 appears with three cool color options

The slightly more powerful of the two HP Chrome OS machines is making another appearance today with Intel 4th generation Core technology (Haswell) and three lovely tones for its exterior. You'll find this Chromebook14 coming in Snow White, Ocean Turquoise, and Peach Coral right out the gate. This machine works with a 14-inch diagonal BrightView HD display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution as well.

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HP Chromebook11 official: back in the Google game with color

HP Chromebook11 official: back in the Google game with color

This week the folks at HP have had a couple of leaks of a device that's obviously exciting enough to chat about in secret - now made official in the HP Chromebook11. This device takes on Chrome OS in a colorful manner, coating the outside and bottom half of the inside in a shiny white plastic and the accents in black or one of several brightly colored tones: blue, green, red/pink, or yellow. This Chromebook takes on the estimated street price of $279.99 USD, too, so it's certainly ready to do battle with the rest of the Chromebook universe right out the gate.

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Chrome for Android beta gains web apps with “Install to Homescreen”

Chrome for Android beta gains web apps with “Install to Homescreen”

If you're the type of person who is following along with Google's development of Chrome in all its forms - mobile, web browser, and operating system, you'll be excited to see the Android iteration getting web app integration in Beta form this week. Starting with version number 31, Android's iteration of Chrome in Beta will allow full-screen apps to appear without seeing the everyday average surroundings of the Chrome browser itself. These apps can also be bookmarked as icons on the homescreens of an Android smartphone or tablet.

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Chromebooks now being utilized by 22% of K-12 US school districts

Chromebooks now being utilized by 22% of K-12 US school districts

Google's Chromebooks are now being used in 22-percent of all K through 12 school districts in the United States, according to Google's Vice President of Product Management for Chromebook Caesar Sengupta. Likewise, Chromebooks now represent 3-percent of the back to school PC market share, having achieved that figure in a one year time span, something the VP is reportedly happy with.

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Acer C720 Chromebook brings Haswell with a C7 reboot

Acer C720 Chromebook brings Haswell with a C7 reboot

If you had a good time working with the original Acer C7 Chromebook last year, Acer is aiming to up the ante for you specifically this year with the Acer C720. This machine is one of a collection of Chromebooks announced earlier this year as Intel brought on 4th generation Intel Core technology (Haswell) to the platform. Here in the Acer C720, the user works with a body that's quite similar to the original C7, but reinforced and beefed up with a collection of features for the real world - like 30cc fluid resistance up top so there's time for you to turn the machine off before a glass of spilt water destroys the whole beast.

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Chrome OS expands with ASUS and Toshiba: Acer, HP also onboard with Haswell

Chrome OS expands with ASUS and Toshiba: Acer, HP also onboard with Haswell

This week the folks at Google have successfully teamed up with ASUS and Toshiba to make the number of top-tier manufacturers working with Chrome OS reach a cool six. New products announced this week with Intel's 4th Generation Haswell processor technology (so far) include a new ASUS Chromebox, an unnamed Toshiba Chromebook, HP Chromebook14, and another new Acer Chromebook. This relative gush of devices is a good sign that Google's prediction of the long-lasting nature of Chrome OS, the web-based OS, will be around for the foreseeable future.

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Haswell Chromebooks claim 2x battery life of previous generation

Haswell Chromebooks claim 2x battery life of previous generation

There can be little doubt that the low-cost computer universe has begun to accept Chrome OS into its life, especially given today's confirmation by Intel that a new generation of Chromebooks will be working with Haswell. This is Intel's 4th Generation core technology, and as Intel and Google have made clear, it's expected that this line of products will bring both a measure of increased performance and an improvement on battery life by more than 2x previous generations.

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