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Chromebooks with NVIDIA RTX graphics, MediaTek CPU might be coming

Chromebooks with NVIDIA RTX graphics, MediaTek CPU might be coming

It hasn't been approved yet but NVIDIA has just made it known that it is very intent on investing in the Arm computing ecosystem. The company, which does use Arm technology for a few of its own products, just made a rather big announcement of new processors and partners geared towards expanding that ecosystem, from the usual culprits like the DRIVE Atlan for autonomous vehicles to game streaming utilizing AWS's own Arm-based Graviton2 processor. Also lurking in that announcement, however, is NVIDIA's first step into the Chromebook space that will attempt to match its powerful RTX GPUs with MediaTek's CPUs.

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Homestar OLED Chromebook details emerge, and things sound promising

Homestar OLED Chromebook details emerge, and things sound promising

Whispers of a new Chromebook with what could be a detachable OLED touchscreen and a significant uptick in connectivity and multimedia have emerged, promising a potential rival to Apple's iPad Pro. The new Chrome OS detachable, codenamed Homestar, is expected to use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 7c rather than an Intel processor.

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HP Chromebook x360 14c released – what’s the difference?

HP Chromebook x360 14c released – what’s the difference?

Today we're taking a peek at HP's latest in a wide variety of Chromebooks. Given the 7(!) Chromebooks currently in production with HP, with at least one more on the way soon, how might one decide which is best? First, the newest: HP Chromebook x360 14c, with a 14-inch display, fingerprint reader, HP Rechargeable Pen, and up to 10:45 hours of battery life. How does this 14-inch machine stand up to the others that've been released by HP in the recent past?

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Google quietly confirms which Chromebooks are getting Android 11

Google quietly confirms which Chromebooks are getting Android 11

Google has quietly confirmed which Chromebooks will be getting a Chrome OS update to Android 11, bringing up to date one of the most useful features of the platform. While Chrome OS is its own platform - and is now used in everything from cheap education notebooks to high-end ultraportables - it also includes support for running the same Android apps as on your phone.

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Chrome OS “Game Mode” brings Chromebooks closer to Steam gaming

Chrome OS “Game Mode” brings Chromebooks closer to Steam gaming

Starting out as an overgrown browser on affordable but low-powered laptops, Chrome OS has now grown into something that Microsoft and Apple now consider to be a deadly rival, especially in education and enterprise markets. The platform has definitely grown to become a software powerhouse that could run almost any app, whether directly or indirectly. Its next trick, however, is gaming, and recent changes to Chrome OS's source code hints that Google might be getting close to making that happen.

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Chrome OS to replace Chrome with LaCros as primary browser

Chrome OS to replace Chrome with LaCros as primary browser

Chrome OS started out pretty much as a glorified Chrome web browser turned operating system but it has shed that identity a long time ago. It has almost become the one OS that runs them all, supporting Android and Linux apps and, indirectly, Windows as well. One thing that hasn't changed is that Chrome comes built into Chrome OS and is its default browser. That might soon be changing and Chrome OS will soon use LaCros as its default browser which is really just a different version of the Chrome browser anyway.

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Best Chromebooks for the “old school” days

Best Chromebooks for the “old school” days

The pandemic has thrown life out of pace and stability. Almost every sector has been wedged by its effects. While travel and tourism is arguably the most impacted, classrooms have been running empty for almost a year now. Education has transferred to online formats and students’ dependence has grown on devices offering affordable computing solution.

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Google may give your eldest Chromebook new life with LaCrOs

Google may give your eldest Chromebook new life with LaCrOs

What happens to a Chromebook (or any ChromeOS device for that matter) when it reaches its software update end-of-life? That question was effectively answered this week at a Questions and Answers session with Google at a celebration of one full decade of Chrome OS. It was Chrome OS director of product management Alexander Kuscher who answered the question with a mention of "working under the hood."

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Chrome OS adds Android Phone Hub, smarter clipboard & Tote feature

Chrome OS adds Android Phone Hub, smarter clipboard & Tote feature

Chrome OS is turning 10, and Google is heaping on new productivity and convenience features including some which promise to ease the interactions between your Chrome OS and Android devices. The company says it expects more than 50 new Chrome OS launches this year - including 2-in-1s, detachables, Chromebooks, and Chromeboxes - though the new software features are rolling out from today.

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 goes on sale with sleek red styling

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 goes on sale with sleek red styling

Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook 2 has arrived in US stores, offering a more affordable price point - but the same splash of color - as last year's Galaxy Chromebook flagship. Announced at CES 2021 in January, the newest Chrome OS notebook is the first to pack a QLED screen, with the display technology making the leap from Samsung's Windows laptops.

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Chromebooks will finally get a built-in screen recorder next month

Chromebooks will finally get a built-in screen recorder next month

Chromebooks are inexpensive, flexible laptops that enable users -- particularly students -- to quickly get to work using their favorite web apps. Given that Google heavily pushes Chromebooks as a tool for students, it's no surprise that it revealed plans to add a built-in screen recorder -- and now we know when it'll finally be available.

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Chrome OS nibbling away at Windows market while macOS holds steady

Chrome OS nibbling away at Windows market while macOS holds steady

According to global shipment readings from the analytics group IDC, the year 2020 made Chrome OS rise as Windows fell. In the year 2019, IDC showed Windows with a total global PC marketshare at 85.4%. In the year 2020, Windows global marketshare rang in at 80.5%, for a year-over-year fall of 4.9%. Chrome OS global marketshare rose by almost that same percentage over the same period of time.

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