Chromebook

Logitech Pen released with classroom Chromebooks in mind

Logitech Pen released with classroom Chromebooks in mind

Google's Chromebooks have developed a strong foothold in the education sector. The balance of affordability, support for web apps, Android apps and Google Classroom has made a compelling value proposition for many schools. There are also an increasing number of Chromebooks that offer touchscreen support in the form of convertible laptops and 2-in-1 devices. In many cases, this also means support for styluses which typically aren't bundled with the device to help keep costs down.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 513 leads Chrome OS pack with extra-tall screen

Acer Chromebook Spin 513 leads Chrome OS pack with extra-tall screen

Acer revealed several new Chromebook devices this week with impressive displays and top-tier capabilities. The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 leads the Acer Chrome OS collection at CES 2022 with a "VertiView" 13.5-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio. This device's display panel has a thin 7.7mm (0.3in) set of side bezels and a whopping 2256 x 1504 pixel resolution for good measure.

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Here’s How to Right Click On Chromebooks

Here’s How to Right Click On Chromebooks

Chromebooks are simply laptops, but perhaps not like any other laptop you've used due to their one defining feature: Chrome OS. The operating system is designed to be simple enough for anyone to use, offering a relatively minimalist experience for users who primarily need the device for getting online, writing documents, and other simple tasks.

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Chromebooks are about to level up

Chromebooks are about to level up

Chromebooks have seen a massive surge in sales since last year as many schools, families, offices switched to remote or at-home arrangements. This class of devices has always been designed and marketed for such situations, where most of the work and even play happens on the Web, either directly inside browsers or using Web Apps. Things have definitely changed a lot over the past few years, with Chrome OS gaining a lot of capabilities that might also require even more hardware power. Thankfully, that muscle is just around the corner from Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon Compute platforms, just in time for the potential arrival of Steam.

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Chrome OS 96 brings more camera features and Android Nearby Share

Chrome OS 96 brings more camera features and Android Nearby Share

Although Google is perhaps best known for Android as far as operating systems go, it does have a number of platforms under its name. Chrome OS is perhaps one of the most sophisticated because of the number of other operating systems it can support, including Linux and Android. In some aspects, however, Chrome OS feels like it's still catching up to what some of its peers already have. With the latest version 96, Google Chrome OS is getting quite a few of those, including an almost unique ability to control an external camera.

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PCs, tablets, and Chromebooks need to prepare for the months ahead

PCs, tablets, and Chromebooks need to prepare for the months ahead

The consumer electronics market has seen a surge in the past 22 months, perhaps more than any other industry hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak. The shift in work and school arrangements, the need for more home entertainment diversions, and the reliance on Internet-based communication all worked to give PCs, tablets, and Chromebooks a much-needed boost in sales and shipments. The tides are shifting again, however, and manufacturers will need to adopt new strategies if they don't want to return to the same dismal pre-pandemic figures in the coming quarters.

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Tablet shipments have started to drop again in time for Android 12L

Tablet shipments have started to drop again in time for Android 12L

While the past year and a half have been terrible for the world in general, some industries ironically benefited from all the chaos that several global conditions brought about. The tablet and PC markets, once thought to be in their death throes, experienced a surge in demand and sales, mostly due to remote school and work arrangements. That status quo, however, wasn't expected to last forever, and it seems that the shipments of tablets and Chromebooks are already showing the beginning of the end.

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Android apps on Chrome OS will soon behave better with Compatibility mode

Android apps on Chrome OS will soon behave better with Compatibility mode

Although it isn't exactly the one Google OS to rule them all, Chrome OS has long been able to run both of Google's preferred platforms and then some. It did take a while before it could properly handle Android apps and, even then, there are still a lot of rough edges thanks to the wide variety and quality of those apps. Years after there have been tablets, many Android apps still live in a phone-only world, but that's, fortunately, changing with Google's latest push for big-screen Android devices and, of course, Chromebooks.

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LG Chromebook might make its debut in a few months

LG Chromebook might make its debut in a few months

Chromebook shipments have skyrocketed in the past year and a half, thanks or no thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to remote work and schooling. Unsurprisingly, there are a few manufacturers that are now trying to capitalize on that newfound popularity of the platform before demand dries up. Of all the PC makers, however, LG has been noticeably absent on that scene for years, but that might be changing now that the existence of a certain LG Chromebook has been sighted.

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Chrome OS might let you run your Android phones’ apps temporarily

Chrome OS might let you run your Android phones’ apps temporarily

Google practically has two major computing platforms, three if you consider the Web, and, once upon a time, these two didn't meet. Today, Chrome OS can almost be considered that one Google OS to rule them all, and its integration with Android is only about to get even deeper. There has been development afoot in a wider bridge between Chrome OS and a connected Android phone, and tomorrow might see a new feature that will finally let you mirror your Android phone's apps on your Chromebook.

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Chromebook Select-to-speak upgrade adds more human-sounding voices

Chromebook Select-to-speak upgrade adds more human-sounding voices

The majority of today's consumer tech products are unsurprisingly designed for the majority of people that don't have physical or mental handicaps. That's not to say, however, that these are the only people who deserve to have all that power at their fingertips. In fact, they should even be the ones whose lives are made even better by modern devices and software, correcting and augmenting what would normally be huge obstacles to leading functional and productive lives. Chromebooks are often portrayed as devices designed specifically for those purposes, and Google is presenting some features that make its Chrome OS platform more accessible to people with disabilities.

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2021 Acer Chromebooks try to hit every segment, size, and budget

2021 Acer Chromebooks try to hit every segment, size, and budget

There have been a couple of new PCs announced in the past few days, and, given Microsoft's latest launches, it's no surprise that they all revolve around Windows 11. Acer does have new Windows 11 PCs to show off, but it is casting its net a bit wider. It has even more new Chromebooks joining its growing army of devices running Google's web-centric OS, and this year's lineup aims for almost every user need and design inclination.

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