Chromebook

This is Acer’s Core i3 Chromebook

This is Acer’s Core i3 Chromebook

Acer took a "look but don't touch" approach when it revealed it was working on a Core i3 version of the C720 Chromebook back in New York City last month, but was feeling a little more accommodating today alongside Google and Intel. From the outside, as you'd expect, the C720 variant isn't especially different from the Chromebook we reviewed earlier; it's on the inside where things get interesting.

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Intel Education Chromebook hands-on

Intel Education Chromebook hands-on

With Intel’s latest effort in the computing market, they’re making their way into education with a device simply called "Education Chromebook." This is a reference design, so to speak, but it’ll be ready to use this year by students worldwide. Here you’ve got utter simplicity while retaining computing power and an education aim.

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A Chrome OS tablet? Don’t hold your breath

A Chrome OS tablet? Don’t hold your breath

Google is still hedging its bets on Chrome OS tablets, the company has confirmed, delivering touch initially but holding off on introducing new form-factors until it figures out if there's really a demand for them. Speaking during Intel's Chromebook event today, Caesar Sengupta, VP of product management at Google, insisted that the company was still in the "wait and see" stage.

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Offline Google Play movies for Chromebooks coming soon

Offline Google Play movies for Chromebooks coming soon

Google is adding offline playback support for Google Play movies in Chrome OS, allowing Chromebook users without WiFi to still watch the films and TV shows they've bought. The update, which is expected to roll out in the coming weeks, further unties Chrome OS from its dependence on the cloud, one of the initial complaints that reduced the flexibility of Chromebooks for some users.

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LG Chromebase release hits USA for all-in-one Google

LG Chromebase release hits USA for all-in-one Google

There’s an all-in-one with Google’s operating system Chrome OS headed for the United States this week - the LG Chromebase. Launched in secret to several retailers and reiterated at a special Intel-based event, LG’s first desktop computer running Chrome has arrived. This device has been released in Australia, of all places, earlier this year, and is just now ready for the USA.

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Intel makes Chrome OS push with Chromebook and box gush

Intel makes Chrome OS push with Chromebook and box gush

Intel has embraced Chrome OS, outing the first batch of Celeron-branded Chromebooks from a clutch of manufacturers, as well as the first Core i3 Chromebooks. The launch - which includes Lenovo's new N20p and N20 Chromebooks - also includes a new Education Chromebook reference design aiming to bring more Chrome devices into classrooms.

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Lenovo N20/N20P Chromebook hands-on

Lenovo N20/N20P Chromebook hands-on

Lenovo has revealed its first consumer Chromebooks, following on from its successful ThinkPad 11e and YOGA 11e for education, the N20 Chromebook and N20p Chromebook. Offering a choice of touch or non-touch 1366 x 768 displays, and up to eight hours of battery life, they're priced from $279. We caught up with Lenovo to take an early look ahead of their summer release.

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Google, Intel schedule Chrome OS presser for May 6

Google, Intel schedule Chrome OS presser for May 6

Google and Intel have scheduled a press conference next week, with the conversation revolving around Chrome OS. Taking place May 6, not much is known about what the conference will involve, but Intel is no stranger to Chromebooks. Via other manufacturers, Intel’s popular Haswell chipset is in many modern Chromebooks.

 

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Post-PC Acer: A world of Hybrids and Chrome OS

Post-PC Acer: A world of Hybrids and Chrome OS

Is the PC dead? Not according to Acer, which brought a range of form-factors - from tiny tablets through to touchscreen all-in-ones - to New York City this morning, including a magnetically-docking Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 and a potent Core i3 Chromebook. I caught up with Acer notebook chief Jerry Kao, to find out how the hybrid tablet is just the start of a new form-factor range for the company, as well as how Google dropped - and will reclaim - the ball in Chrome OS.

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Acer Chromebook i3 to be first with Intel Core

Acer Chromebook i3 to be first with Intel Core

This week details are spilling on Acer’s next Chromebook device, the first working with an Intel Core inside. This device will be working with Intel Core i3 processor and is being suggested by Acer to be the "most powerful Chromebook on the market." Strangely it would appear that Acer isn’t about to let a whole lot more in the way of details be pushed other than this.

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Chrome OS “Easy Unlock” feature surfaces

Chrome OS “Easy Unlock” feature surfaces

Chromebooks are simple devices, and if a yet-unfinished feature that has surfaced ever comes to fruition, they could get even simpler. "Easy Unlock" is a feature that unlocks a user's Chromebook automatically when his or her smartphone is nearby.

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Chrome Remote Desktop for Android hands-on

Chrome Remote Desktop for Android hands-on

While we’re not attempting to suggest that the Android version of Chrome Remote Desktop is perfect right off the bat, it is pretty excellent that we’re already able to launch Titanfall. This app is very similar to what we’ve seen with the Chrome version of the app, allowing you to connect your computers with an internet window. Here we’re allowed to control our computers from anywhere with a mobile device as well.

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