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Acer Chromebook C720P refreshed with 2GB of memory and Moonstone color

Acer Chromebook C720P refreshed with 2GB of memory and Moonstone color

Acer has boosted its Chromebook line with a new configuration option, the C720P-2600. With this refresh of sorts, the laptop will be available next week in Moonstone White, and with the new color will also come a slight increase in memory to 2GB. Beyond that, the laptop remains largely the same as the original model, and will be sold at retailers for $299.99 USD.

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Chromebooks gobbled 21% of notebook sales in 2013 tips NPD

Chromebooks gobbled 21% of notebook sales in 2013 tips NPD

Several years ago, the netbook boomed and grabbed a significant portion of the computer market thanks to its lower price. One of the most costly parts of a notebook is the Windows operating system. That fact has led to some alternative OS' trying to make a dent in the market over the years, including the Chrome OS from Google.

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Chromebooks see incredibly kind 2013

Chromebooks see incredibly kind 2013

Chromebook sales have made a stratospheric climb in 2013. Last year, U.S. sales for notebooks running the Chrome OS made up just 0.2% of the computer and tablet market. This year through November, that share is now 10%.

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Updated HP Chromebook 11 debuts with new power adapter

Updated HP Chromebook 11 debuts with new power adapter

Google is ready to start shipping an updated version of the Chromebook 11 notebook to retailers soon. The original Chromebook 11 notebook was recalled after power supplies were damaged in nine incidents. The power supply reportedly overheated in some instances to the point where it melted. The nine reports came with 145000 units in the wild.

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HP Chromebook 11 charger recall begins after nine incidents

HP Chromebook 11 charger recall begins after nine incidents

The official charger recall for the HP Chromebook 11 has begun, following a number of overheating reports that saw the AC adapter for the Chrome OS notebook potentially melt. Google has received a total of nine reports of overheating and melting chargers, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, out of around 145,000 units in the wild.

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Dell Chromebook 11 official as company’s first Chrome-laden machine

Dell Chromebook 11 official as company’s first Chrome-laden machine

Working with Chrome for their newest notebook device, Dell has revealed their own Chromebook 11. This device works with an 11.6-inch display with edge-to-edge glass up front with full resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. You'll be working with Wi-fi a 802.11 a/b/g/n for quickness in connectivity and two USB 3.0 ports for swiftness in data transfer.

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HP Chromebook 11 charger appears in Google Play store

HP Chromebook 11 charger appears in Google Play store

The HP Chromebook 11 that was officially announced in October but suddenly pulled from shelves in November has begun slipping back into our field of vision. A replacement charger for its overheating-prone battery charger has appeared in the Google Play store. This could signal an imminent return of the machine as a whole.

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Acer C720P Chromebook adds touch at fraction of Google Pixel

Acer C720P Chromebook adds touch at fraction of Google Pixel

Acer has added touch to its C720 Chromebook, creating the $200 Acer C720P Chromebook, an affordable 11.6-inch alternative to Google's well-reviewed but expensive Pixel. The new C720P adds a 1366 x 768 touchscreen display to the C720, with Intel's Celeron 2955U Haswell processor under the hood, and the promise of up to 7.5 hours of battery life.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook made available to Schools

Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook made available to Schools

There's a call for Chrome OS in schools - so says Lenovo with their newest device, the ThinkPad X131e Chromebook. This device works with a rugged exterior with a rubber bumper around the top cover as well as "stronger covers" to protect the machine in case of drops during a normal school day. This machine is the newest in an ever-expanding series of Chromebook devices from a wide variety of manufacturers here on the tail end of 2013.

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Acer C720-2848 Chromebook bucks the upward trend

Acer C720-2848 Chromebook bucks the upward trend

With the Acer C720-2848 the company has decided to cut the line, so to speak, making the device which appears the same as the earlier model cost just a bit less due to changes to its innards. What you've got here is a $199.99 model of the C720, this version working with the same Intel Celeron processor (based on Haswell) with an 11.6-inch HD display at 1366 x 768 pixels sharp and an integrated webcam. And it's running Chrome OS, of course.

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HP Chromebook 11 yanked from stores [Update: overheating chargers]

HP Chromebook 11 yanked from stores [Update: overheating chargers]

HP's Chromebook 11 has mysteriously disappeared from sale, with the ARM-powered Chrome OS laptop reportedly being pulled from Best Buy shelves after store managers received urgent instructions to freeze sales. The $279 notebook is listed as out of stock on Google's own Play store and at Best Buy, and has vanished completely from HP's webstore; sources told The Verge that according to an internal memo, sales of the Chromebook 11 should cease "effective immediately" and any remaining stock moved off the showroom floor.

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HP Chromebook 11 Review

HP Chromebook 11 Review

Following the Acer C720, which we recently reviewed, HP has brought its own new Chrome OS-harboring laptop to the market, the Chromebook 11. Unlike some of the other Chromebooks that are available, HP has elected to aim its focus on the design aspect of its offering, bringing to market a small laptop that in some ways resembles an older MacBook, adding a splash of color and the ability to charge from a standard smartphone charger into the mix. With this design-centric focus comes a slightly higher price tag than competing Chromebooks, being priced at $279 USD while the new Acer C720 is priced at $249. Read on for our full SlashGear review to see whether the Chromebook meets its premium pricing.

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