Chromebook

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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Samsung Chromebox with Intel Core i5 surfaces

Samsung Chromebox with Intel Core i5 surfaces

We'd reported on January 2 that the Series 3 Chromebox had received a design update, with Samsung rolling out a sleeker, rounded-edge model bearing the same specs as its predecessor. Now Samsung has pushed out another Chromebox model, this one running an Intel Core i5 processor in a more sophisticated-looking design. The device is available now for about $400.

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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 Review

Acer C7 Chromebook Review

The Acer C7 Chromebook is the most recent addition to the Chromebook universe and one of Google's chosen few to be featured on their very own Chomebook portal. This device sits aside the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook as one of three (the other being a slightly higher-powered Samsung Chromebook 550.) This device reduces the baseline price of a Chromebook in general down to $199 and brings with it a slightly thicker and less MacBook Air-looking solution than Samsung's Series 3 - but where does that extra $50 USD go?

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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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Chrome Remote Desktop out of beta, has new features

Chrome Remote Desktop out of beta, has new features

Last year, Google launched its Chrome Remote Desktop in beta. This app allows users to remote access their own computers while away, and to access other computers running Chrome with the remote desktop extension. Google announced Monday that the application is now out of beta, and that it includes some new features.

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Samsung Series 3 Chromebook gets Ubuntu hack via Google itself

Samsung Series 3 Chromebook gets Ubuntu hack via Google itself

It would appear that the folks at Google - or at least one of their ranks - wants to prove the versatility of the hardware behind the newest Chromebook on the market with a port of Ubuntu as an operating system. We've reviewed the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook in full and can say with some confidence that it'd be amazing to have more options than just Chrome as an OS, especially given the undeniably low price point of the unit at $249 USD. The process has already begun with Google's Olof Johansson, right on down on the case - with a dirty port going strong here right as the Chromebook is arriving in mailboxes!

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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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