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Pixelbook Go hands-on: Google’s budget Chromebook is all about focus

Pixelbook Go hands-on: Google’s budget Chromebook is all about focus

The Pixelbook Go hides its design charms on the bottom, which seems a pretty strange place at first glance, but then you have to think about how Google's new Chromebook is actually going to be used. The textured base is at odds with what's otherwise a fairly sober, sensible design, but it has some advantages beyond just looking distinctive.

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Google Pixelbook Go makes big battery claims

Google Pixelbook Go makes big battery claims

The Pixel 4 may be the main attraction at today's Google event, but before we get to that, Google pulled the veil back on a new Pixelbook. Dubbed the Pixelbook Go, this new Chromebook has seemingly been designed with portability in mind - Google says that the entire package is 13mm thick, with a total weight that clocks in at "barely two pounds."

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Pixelbook Go unofficially breaks cover with an odd take at portability

Pixelbook Go unofficially breaks cover with an odd take at portability

As the last major Android phone to launch this year, the Pixel 4 will arguably end 2019 with a blast. It won't be alone on stage next week, however, and it will be joined by what could be the most divisive Chromebook in the history of Chromebooks. Because while Google is going back to the basics to focus on the essentials and offer a more portable Chromebook. But as this most complete leak of the Pixelbook Go proves, Google's design decisions may not sit well with all Chromebook fans.

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Samsung Chromebook 4 and 4+ warrant a second look

Samsung Chromebook 4 and 4+ warrant a second look

Samsung has a pair of new Chromebooks, and if you've been waiting for mainstream laptop specs but with particularly aggressive pricing, today's your lucky day. The Samsung Chromebook 4 and Chromebook 4+ each borrow the company's sleek Windows notebook styling, but kick off at just $229.99.

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Samsung Chromebook 4+ goes big with 15-inch screen and not much else

Samsung Chromebook 4+ goes big with 15-inch screen and not much else

It may be the Pixel 4's time on stage in two weeks' time but it will be sharing the attention with Chromebooks. In addition to Google's own Pixelbook 2, there might be a few new Chrome OS laptops coming around that time as well. Perhaps trying to beat the rush or trying to go under the radar, two new Samsung Chromebooks have popped up. And while the Samsung Chromebook 4+ is notable for embracing a new larger size, it seems to have just put a giant body on a middling soul.

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HP Chromebook x360 12b and 14b support pen, touch, and voice

HP Chromebook x360 12b and 14b support pen, touch, and voice

HP has taken the wraps off its new Chromebook x360 12b and 14b notebooks, both offering 360-degree hinges alongside sleek designs and high-end features, including USI pen support, USB-C, metal construction, and up to a Full HD display. As their names suggest, these two new Chromebooks are offered in 12-inch and 14-inch size options.

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Chrome OS rolls out Google Assistant to more Chromebooks

Chrome OS rolls out Google Assistant to more Chromebooks

There is no single Google OS, at least not yet, but if there is one platform that ties all of Google's products together, that would be Google Assistant. the smart assistant is available on almost all of Google's presences across all devices, providing access to Google's treasury of knowledge on the Web as well as its services like Gmail and Calendar. Now that convenience is rolling out to more Chromebooks outside of Google's Pixelbook and Pixel Slate.

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Google ‘Pixelbook Go’ leaks with 4K display and clamshell design

Google ‘Pixelbook Go’ leaks with 4K display and clamshell design

The sequel to Google's Pixelbook has leaked as the 'Pixelbook Go,' an alleged clamshell laptop featuring a magnesium alloy body and 13.3-inch touchscreen with up to a 4K Ultra HD resolution. The model is expected to launch officially at the Google event in October, offering consumers an update on the Pixelbook that packs major changes, including a less flexible hinge and lack of pen support.

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Lenovo Chromebook C340 and S340 offer USB-C on a budget

Lenovo Chromebook C340 and S340 offer USB-C on a budget

Lenovo has taken the wraps off its new C340 and S340 Chromebooks, both offering consumers Google's Chrome OS alongside stylish ultrabook designs. The two new models will arrive in September with very low starting prices, the C340 being notable for its 11-inch size option and convertible design, the S340 for its larger size and dark aesthetic. The C340 and S340 join Lenovo's new business notebooks, tablets, and more.

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Chrome OS 76 introduces new features for work and even for play

Chrome OS 76 introduces new features for work and even for play

Considering its release schedule, Chrome OS doesn't get as much media buzz for each new version that gets rolled out. That doesn't make those releases any less substantial. In fact, the latest Chrome OS version 76 is one of the most notable ones, introducing much-needed features to turn the platform into a more proper competitor to the Windows and Macs. But more than just productivity features, Chromebook users can also be more productive in their entertainment activities.

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Lenovo has three new Chromebooks coming soon

Lenovo has three new Chromebooks coming soon

Much of the attention in the tech industry has been lavished on smartphones, despite what market analysts claim to be a slowly shrinking market. Other devices just aren't cutting it, especially Android tablets. For a time, it seemed that Google's Chrome OS was on the road to a huge resurgence but then things went silent again. Despite that, Google's hardware partners are still keeping the faith and Lenovo in particular seems to have three new Chromebooks that may be ready to break cover soon.

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Chrome OS USB iPhone tethering is in the pipeline

Chrome OS USB iPhone tethering is in the pipeline

Chrome OS is adding support for USB tethering for iPhone, a small detail which could make for a big reduction in headaches when it comes to getting your Chromebook online. The new functionality should come as a relief for those Chrome OS users who haven't paired their machine with an Android phone, and thus don't get to use Instant Tethering.

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