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Lenovo’s new Chrome OS and Windows notebooks are toughened for class

Lenovo’s new Chrome OS and Windows notebooks are toughened for class

Lenovo has a gaggle of new education notebooks but, while it may be part of Microsoft's new push to seize back STEM from Google's Chromebooks, it's hedging its bets with new Windows and Chrome OS models. Seven new models are arriving today, spanning form-factors and ranges that include Yoga and ThinkPad, and in some cases offered in either Chrome OS or Windows 10 forms. Pricing will kick off from just $219, too.

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Acer Chromebook 11 packs USB-C and 10 hour battery

Acer Chromebook 11 packs USB-C and 10 hour battery

Acer has carved a niche for itself with its affordable but capable Chromebooks, and the new Chromebook 11 range updated at CES 2018 looks set to be no different. Packing 11.6-inch displays, they're completely fanless and offer up to ten hours of battery life, Acer says.

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HP Chromebook 11 G6, 14 G5 head to CES 2018 with better specs

HP Chromebook 11 G6, 14 G5 head to CES 2018 with better specs

CES is the perfect time to show off new wares, setting the tone for the rest of the year. While many of the computing devices that have been preannounced so far focus on the high-end, there’s definitely still plenty of room for those with more constrained resources or requirements. Chromebooks seem to be becoming a thing again, and HP isn’t one to miss the train. At CES 2018, it will be showing off the latest gen Chromebook 11 and Chromebook 14 targeted at schools and businesses.

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Samsung detachable Chromebook to have a phone-grade camera

Samsung detachable Chromebook to have a phone-grade camera

There are just some hardware features on devices that don’t always make sense in the grander scheme of things. Features like second screens on phones, rotating cameras, or high-end cameras on tablets. That, of course, hasn’t stopped manufacturers from banging their head on the wall. And it seems that Samsung will be the latest one to do so. Its still unannounced detachable 2-in-1 Chromebook, codenamed “Nautilus”, is expected to come with very premium features, including a more or less premium Sony image sensor that will probably be rarely used.

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Samsung 2-in-1 detachable Chromebook to have stylus and silo

Samsung 2-in-1 detachable Chromebook to have stylus and silo

Things seem to be getting interesting for Chromebooks again. On the heels of Google removing the last remaining Android tablet from its store, clues of improvement of Android apps on Chrome OS have surfaced. And while Google is now pointing buyers to its own Google PixelBook for their Android tablet fix, Samsung might have a better solution coming. Last month saw signs in Chrome OS code of what could the first 2-in-1 detachable Chromebook coming from Samsung, and it might even come with a nifty stylus and a home for it.

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Chromebooks running on Snapdragon 845 might be coming

Chromebooks running on Snapdragon 845 might be coming

It won’t just be Windows 10 that will be getting the special Qualcomm Snapdragon treatment next year. While there are already at least two Windows 10 on Snapdragon devices slated for the next months, there is one class of devices that may or may not be headed out to the market. Commits to the Chrome OS source code reveals the addition of support for the Snapdragon 845 on Chromebooks. And while it doesn’t immediately mean there’s already a device in the works, it at least means that Chromebooks might finally become a reality after all this time.

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The Core i7 Pixelbook is up for order (but do you really need it?)

The Core i7 Pixelbook is up for order (but do you really need it?)

Is it madness to spend $1,549 on a Chromebook? Google says no, and has finally put its maxed-out configuration of the Google Pixelbook up for order. Bearing an Intel Core i7 processor, this most potent of Pixelbooks may well be overkill for most users, but if you're after Chrome OS bragging rights it's your best option.

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Google Pixelbook gets a holiday discount and a free Google Home

Google Pixelbook gets a holiday discount and a free Google Home

Some people hold off on hot new purchases until the end of the year and for good reason. Depending on where you live, that’s the time when prices, even for shiny new products, tend to shave off a few digits. And in some cases, those precious digits are all that’s needed to make something nearly perfect. That might be the case with the Chrome OS Pixelbook, which has just gotten a $100 cut. And, depending on where you buy it, it might come with a free Google Home smart speaker too.

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These Chromebooks come with 6 months of free Netflix

These Chromebooks come with 6 months of free Netflix

If you've been thinking about adding a Chromebook to your holiday wish-list, Google is offering to sweeten the deal with a tempting Netflix subscription thrown into some of the most popular models. Buy one of the eligible Chromebooks, and you can sign up for a free, six-month Netflix account to enjoy on the Chrome OS laptop.

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uBreakiFix to offer out of warranty Google Pixelbook replacements

uBreakiFix to offer out of warranty Google Pixelbook replacements

Google’s own Chromebooks have never really been on the “cheap” side but the Pixelbook takes it to a whole new level. The latest Chrome OS flagship easily costs $999 at its most basic configuration. With higher prices come higher risks and higher desires to protect that investment. uBreakiFix, who has been offering walk-in, same-day repairs for both generations of Pixel phones, has struck yet another partnership with Google on the Pixelbook. This time, however, there’s a bit of a twist.

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Google’s planning a radical new dual-screen device

Google’s planning a radical new dual-screen device

Google began planning a new sort of notebook that allows more than one person to experience the same device in different rooms. The device is a laptop computer which detaches in the middle - and both the lower half and the upper half can work independent of one another. These two computers can also act as one, the lower half converting into a touchscreen keypad whilst not in use for other activities.

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New Chromebooks just got a next-level killer feature

New Chromebooks just got a next-level killer feature

This week Chromebooks are once again able to use the entire Microsoft Office app suite VIA Android apps. This is the first time in a while since these apps have been available in a while. For more people, the first time they've been able to use these apps on their Chromebooks at all, ever. These versions of the Microsoft Office apps require a subscription to Office 365, and those without said subscription will only be able to use these apps to view files. Either way, Windows 10 PC manufacturers aren't going to be too thrilled.

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