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Lenovo quietly releases smaller 11″ Chromebook 3 budget laptop

Lenovo quietly releases smaller 11″ Chromebook 3 budget laptop

A week after rolling out the larger variant, Lenovo is back with a smaller, cheaper version of its new Chromebook 3. This model features an 11.6-inch display, making it smaller and more portable than its larger 14-inch sibling. With the smaller size comes a smaller price tag, as well, making this an interesting model for buyers in need of a simple, cheap notebook.

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Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3i makes a silent and unexpected appearance

Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3i makes a silent and unexpected appearance

The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet has been making rounds over the Internet as one of the best deals you could get for Chromebooks these days. That's not because of its list of features but because of what you're getting for a sub-$300 tablet with a keyboard cover included. Lenovo might not want to distract consumers from that which is probably why it isn't making much noise about another affordable Chromebook that seems designed to appeal to a different group of users.

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Chromebook owners can now download DOOM and DOOM II for free

Chromebook owners can now download DOOM and DOOM II for free

Google has long offered perks for Chromebook owners, the big one being a certain amount of free cloud storage for the data they probably can't save on the Chrome OS laptop itself. The company recently added a couple of new perks for Chromebook owners -- the ability to download the original DOOM and DOOM II games for free. Here's how to claim them.

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Chrome OS 83 brings family controls and tab groups to Chromebooks

Chrome OS 83 brings family controls and tab groups to Chromebooks

Computers and smartphones have become important devices these days but it isn't just Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS that have taken the stage. Chrome OS and Chrome itself have become indispensable tools in a heavily Web-centric world. Even the COVID-19 pandemic has only slowed down but not stopped Google work on its Web platforms and it's now rolling out the latest update to help bring a bit of sanity and control back to users' lives, even if only on their Chromebooks.

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Lenovo’s $280 Chromebook Duet 2-in-1 tablet hits shelves

Lenovo’s $280 Chromebook Duet 2-in-1 tablet hits shelves

Lenovo's hotly-anticipated Chromebook Duet has gone on sale, with the $280 Chrome OS tablet promising to be a more affordable 2-in-1 than iPadOS and Windows rivals. Paired with an optional detachable keyboard, the Chromebook Duet has a 10.1-inch touchscreen and three modes of use.

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HP’s new Chromebooks have two features every laptop needs

HP’s new Chromebooks have two features every laptop needs

HP has revealed a set of new Chromebooks, and while the Chrome OS notebooks may be intended for business, features like being able to clean them with disinfecting wipes could find some appeal at home in this age of coronavirus. The HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Enterprise packages Chrome OS in a sleek 13.5-inch notebook, with an integrated privacy screen to keep away prying eyes.

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Chromebook Google Play Store installing web app versions of Android apps

Chromebook Google Play Store installing web app versions of Android apps

Chromebooks and Chrome OS have always been designed with a "web-first" experience in mind. Back then, however, that experience was less than ideal due to the lack of apps and immaturity of the web app ecosystem. Fast forward to today, Progressive Web Apps or PWAs have made significant headway into creating an experience almost on par with native Android apps. That, in turn, seems to have made Google confident enough to start making PWAs the default when you try to install an Android app from Google Play Store on Chrome OS.

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Galaxy Chromebook with 16GB of RAM may be in the works

Galaxy Chromebook with 16GB of RAM may be in the works

The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is quite the looker with its Fiesta Red hue and it does have some muscle to show for with the 10th gen Intel Core i5. But with a $1,000 price tag, you'd expect it to give a bit more. Sadly, one aspect where the Chrome OS convertible falls short of expectation is RAM but that may not be for long. That is if it's really the case that the company is preparing a variant that offers 16GB of RAM instead of just half.

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Chrome OS navigation gestures make Chromebooks feel like Android tablets

Chrome OS navigation gestures make Chromebooks feel like Android tablets

It's a bit more difficult to pin down what Chrome OS and Chromebooks are these days. Although they started simply as a glorified browser OS running on low-power cheap laptops, the product line has stood the test of time to now include high-end hardware, convertible form factors, and support for Android and Linux apps. Part of the confusion in defining Chrome OS can sometimes be gleaned in half-baked features. Today, however, Google closes one of the gaps by making Chrome OS' tablet mode really feel like you're using a tablet.

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Galaxy Chromebook and its 4K screen is now available in the US

Galaxy Chromebook and its 4K screen is now available in the US

Along with the surge in users on the Internet, there has also been a rise in the purchases of computers and especially laptops in the past weeks and months. This is mostly connected by the need to take work home during quarantine and shelter-in-place periods. Unfortunately, that fell outside the launch window of many new notebook computers that just got announced last week. The Galaxy Chromebook, however, was announced way back in January and it's only now that it's landing in the US to give Chrome OS users a stylish but expensive option.

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ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 puts Chrome OS in a sleek 14″ 2-in-1

ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 puts Chrome OS in a sleek 14″ 2-in-1

ASUS has unveiled its latest Chrome OS notebook, with the Chromebook Flip C436 packing a 14-inch screen into a 2-in-1 foldable form-factor with up to 12 hours of battery. Headed to stores from today, the Chromebook Flip C436 tip the scales at under 2.6 pounds.

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook will hit shelves next week

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook will hit shelves next week

The past weeks have been difficult for everyone around the world and consumer electronics companies are no exception. Apple has had to make adjustments to its supplies and even repair programs while Samsung has reportedly seen dismal sales for its Galaxy S20 flagship phones. That, however, isn't stopping companies from pushing out their products, whether or not people will be able to pick them up anyway. Like the shiny new Samsung Galaxy Chromebook that will be marching to stores next Monday.

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