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Lenovo 14e Chromebook Enterprise revealed: Durable, sleek, and inexpensive

Lenovo 14e Chromebook Enterprise revealed: Durable, sleek, and inexpensive

Chromebooks have a reputation for being inexpensive and, more often than not, visually lackluster. Lenovo's new 14e Chromebook Enterprise is the exception, sporting a sleek aluminum design alongside the promise of overall durability. Lenovo says its new enterprise Chromebook is suitable for a variety of industries, including everything from manufacturing to educational facilities.

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Acer Chromebase 24I2, Chromebase for Meetings 24V2 try to keep the all-in-one dream alive

Acer Chromebase 24I2, Chromebase for Meetings 24V2 try to keep the all-in-one dream alive

Chrome OS was and always has been designed for use with a keyboard and mouse but its predominant form has been laptops. But just like Android, that has never stopped anyone, be it users or even OEMs, from taking the OS and putting it in other form factors. Many of those Chrome OS devices have all but disappeared but Acer had just announced two new Chromebase all-in-one computers to give the dying breed one last hurrah.

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General Chromebooks enable Instant Connect internet tethering

General Chromebooks enable Instant Connect internet tethering

Assuming your smartphone has the ability to tether to other devices and share internet, your Chromebook might well be able to make use of said ability this week. The most recent update from Chromebooks Product Manager Jesse Johnston gives us the situation - there's need to get on the web on your Chromebook, but there's no local wi-fi. What do you do? You start your smartphone's cellular network connection tethering ability up and you're on your way.

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Chromebook Instant Tether coming to non-Pixel Android phones in Chrome OS 73

Chromebook Instant Tether coming to non-Pixel Android phones in Chrome OS 73

Although some laptops these days are starting to sport SIM card lots for their own connectivity, majority still don’t. That’s true even for more portable 2-in-1s. And while it’s possible to use your phone as a hotspot, the process of tethering isn’t as seamless and quick as just flipping a single switch. Google’s solution, inspired by Apple’s Instant Hotspot, is to implement Instant Tethering between Chrome OS and Pixel or Nexus phones. Now that feature is reportedly becoming available even on phones not made by Google.

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Acer Chromebook reveals just keep on coming

Acer Chromebook reveals just keep on coming

Like a couple of its competitors, Acer has showed up to BETT with a slate of new Chromebooks for education. Today the company announced four new Chromebooks altogether, and they all share a few key specifications. Chief among those shared specifications is an 11.6-inch display and a fair degree of ruggedness that comes with meeting MIL-STD 810G in tests for temperature, humidity, mechanical shock, rain, dust, and sand.

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Acer’s newest Chromebook has a camera on its bottom

Acer’s newest Chromebook has a camera on its bottom

Today's most 2019 story is that the newest Acer Chromebook has a camera under its bottom. This camera is not below the display, and it's not hidden under a key in the keyboard. This is one of two cameras, the other of which sits above the display in the body of the machine, where a webcam usually sits. It's the one under the bum we're looking at right now.

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Acer Chromebook 512, Spin, made for rugged students

Acer Chromebook 512, Spin, made for rugged students

This week at BETT, Acer revealed a pair of hardcore chromebooks for education customers. These devices are the first two 12-inch Chromebooks offered by Acer. One goes by the name Chromebook 512, the other goes by the name Chromebook Spin 512. Both devices are called "sturdy" and "safe for young students at school and home." Also one has a camera on its bottom.

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Could iPhone XI power a laptop?

Could iPhone XI power a laptop?

The next generation iPhone XI could be the first to power a laptop - if Apple had a hankering to do such a thing. Today we're taking a peek at a newly granted set of patent drawings as well as past connections in an effort to clear a path toward the future of mobile desktop hybrid machines. The iPhone XI isn't the only one that'll have potential to drive in on the desktop universe, bridging the gap - Apple's already begun building the bridge with the iPad Pro.

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HP announces two new Chromebooks in education push

HP announces two new Chromebooks in education push

HP is bolstering its Education Edition Chromebook lineup today by announcing two new devices aimed primarily at the classroom. The Chromebook x360 11 G2 EE and the Chromebook 11 G7 EE will be joining the company's existing G-series in April, with a few details about both computers being revealed today.

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CTL Tx1 tablet with Chrome OS is designed for education

CTL Tx1 tablet with Chrome OS is designed for education

Oregon-based CTL has revealed the Chromebook Tablet Tx1, a rugged 9.7-inch tablet that runs Chrome OS and features an integrated Wacom EMR stylus. The tablet is designed for education, providing access to Google's various products, as well as other apps supported by Chrome OS. Among other things, the tablet boasts a 10-hour battery life intended to get students through a school day.

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Acer Chromebook 315 hands-on: AMD and USB-C on a budget

Acer Chromebook 315 hands-on: AMD and USB-C on a budget

Among Acer's computing wares this year is the Chromebook 315, a generously sized laptop running Chrome OS and packing a number of features. Though the model won't blow anyone away, the device's price tag beckons consumers to take a second look. With a starting price of $280 USD, the Acer Chromebook 315 has a lot to offer buyers compared to other laptops in this price range.

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ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 promises a middle ground

ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 promises a middle ground

Chromebooks started out as underpowered descendants of the ill-fated netbook line but, thanks partly to Google, they have started reaching for the top. Unfortunately, Chromebooks now seem to sit on opposite ends of both features and price spectrums. The ASUS Chromebook Flip C434, which almost passed unnoticed, wants to be the outlier. ASUS claims it offers a middle ground between the two extremes, delivering power and style in what is hopefully a still affordable price.

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