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Lenovo Chrome OS tablet could take another stab at a dying niche market

Lenovo Chrome OS tablet could take another stab at a dying niche market

It ended even before it had the chance to begin or something to that extent. For a brief moment, it seemed that Chrome OS was on its way to embracing a new form factor beyond typical laptops or convertible Chromebooks. Standalone or at least detachable Chrome OS slates definitely seemed within Google's sights until it wasn't anymore. Now it seems that Chrome OS tablets are all but extinct or forgotten but that's not stopping Lenovo from trying its hand in a market that Google just quit.

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On that Chromebook free 3 month Disney+ subscription: Read the fine print

On that Chromebook free 3 month Disney+ subscription: Read the fine print

The folks at Google behind the Chromebook "Offers" and "bonuses" system worked with Disney to connect with the newest, biggest streaming media service Disney+. When users "activate" a new Chromebook this late 2019, they get three free months of Disney+, but there is some fine print. First, you'll need to have a "new" Chromebook - the parameters of this aren't exactly clear up front, but chances are you're gonna have to have a Chromebook that's still up for sale as a "new" device in stores right now.*

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Phil Schiller says iPad is better than “cheap” Chromebook for students

Phil Schiller says iPad is better than “cheap” Chromebook for students

Today Apple's Phil Schiller had some words for the education market with specific regard for Google's Chromebook platform. He spoke to CNET about their new MacBook, mainly, but also responded to a question on how Chromebooks seem to be taking a foothold in the education market. "In the K-12 market, particularly for the lower grades -- K through six to nine," said Schiller, "iPad is doing really well."

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Chrome OS Virtual Desks, Click-to-Call now available on some Chromebooks

Chrome OS Virtual Desks, Click-to-Call now available on some Chromebooks

With the new PixelBook Go, Google is positioning Chromebooks as the ultimate productivity computer, especially on the go. It may not always feel that way considering the missing features and software on Chrome OS. Fortunately, just like the browser on which it is based, Chrome OS is constantly and regularly evolving and the latest update brings new features that promise to take users' productivity to the next level.

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Google Pixelbook Go Review: Treat your fingers

Google Pixelbook Go Review: Treat your fingers

Unlike a chest of gold in the movies, the Pixelbook Go may not cast a honeyed glow on your face when you open the lid, but the keyboard you find waiting inside is no less precious. More affordable and more mainstream than the Pixelbook, Google's newest Chromebook puts Chrome OS on a far more traditional form-factor. With a starting price of $649 the Pixelbook Go may still have its flaws, but its big advantage over rival laptops cuts through them all.

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Chrome OS 80 could allow sideloading Android APKs on Chromebooks

Chrome OS 80 could allow sideloading Android APKs on Chromebooks

Chromebooks, or at least most of the newer ones, may now be able to install Android apps but that hardly makes them Android devices. In fact, users can only install certain apps from the Google Play Store, which may not cover everything that they want or need. On Android, users can try manually installing Android APKs on their device, a.k.a. sideloading. That capability may soon come to Chromebooks as well, perhaps in Chrome OS version 80 next year.

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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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