Chromebook

Rumor: Chromebooks are about to get bigger

Rumor: Chromebooks are about to get bigger

We see a lot of leaked info pass through our hands, but not too much of it is Chrome OS related. Despite outpacing the PC, Chromebooks go relatively unnoticed until launch. The latest rumor is that Chromebooks will get a bit more like a PC, with at least one Chromebook OEM (maybe even the best) upping the screen size significantly. Acer is rumored to release a 15.6-inch Chromebook next year, and couple it with a fifth-generation Broadwell processor from Intel.

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Google Chromebooks trump Apple iPads in schools, says IDC

Google Chromebooks trump Apple iPads in schools, says IDC

While some might contend Google's dominance in certain markets, like smartphones and tablets, there is one sector where Apple's products usually reign supreme: education. Initially a source of controversy because of price, iPads have become the gadget of choice for schools upgrading to current technology. But apparently, not anymore. According to IDC's latest figures, Google's Chromebooks have surpassed the iPad in shipping numbers as far as schools are concerned, revealing a shifting preference and mindset in the education sector and probably a new source of worry for Apple.

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New Chromebook owners get 1TB Google Drive storage for free

New Chromebook owners get 1TB Google Drive storage for free

Are you in the market for a new computer this holiday shopping season? If so, Chromebooks might be on your short-list of possible purchases. The pros and cons of Google’s cloud-centric computers can be debated breathlessly, but one there’s one feature that might put you over the top this year. Google is giving anyone who purchases a new Chromebook a full terabyte of cloud storage via Drive for two years. Free. that’s right, buy a Chromebook, get 1TB cloud storage for two years at no cost.

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Chromecast opens to more games, Showtime, Starz

Chromecast opens to more games, Showtime, Starz

The tiniest of Google devices, Chromecast, has opened its doors to a number of new apps for official connectivity this holiday season. Starting with games like Connect Four Quads, Simon Swipe, and Scrabble Blitz, Chromecast is growing incrementally with big names like Hasbro. Hasbro's Monopoly Dash is another of the new games coming to Chromecast, alongside Wheel of Fortune, Just Dance Now, and Big Web Quiz. And if that wasn't enough in the quiz department, there's also the Emoji Party for questions like Google's suggestion: "how many goats tall is Taylor Swift?"

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Samsung Chromebook 2 review: worth the wait?

Samsung Chromebook 2 review: worth the wait?

Back by overwhelming demand is the Samsung Chromebook, now in its second iteration. The latest, simply named Samsung Chromebook 2, is the linear successor to the Samsung Chromebook, which dominated Amazon’s top sales list, and can be widely credited with putting Chrome OS on the map and in the lap of many users. Updated both inside and out, does the latest Chromebook from Samsung have what it takes to replace its older sibling on many best-of lists? We find out.

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Samsung Chromebook 2 packs Intel chip for entry-level

Samsung Chromebook 2 packs Intel chip for entry-level

Samsung has launched a new version of its Chromebook 2, an 11.6-inch notebook running Google's Chrome OS and powered by an Intel processor rather than one of the South Korean's own Exynos ARM chips. The new notebook will drop at under $250, challenging low-cost Windows laptops in the process, while battery life will be a healthy nine hours according to Samsung's estimates. On the outside, meanwhile, there's a faux-leather finish which is likely to prove divisive among Chromebook buyers.

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Photoshop heads (streaming) to Chromebooks

Photoshop heads (streaming) to Chromebooks

Google appears to have scored a rather significant hit with the cloud computing universe as they team with Adobe for streaming Photoshop. In the near future, users will be able to work with a full (streamed) version of Photoshop from their Chromebooks with Chrome OS, utilizing the full power of non-local computing and the web.

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Samsung ending PC, Chromebook sales in parts of Europe

Samsung ending PC, Chromebook sales in parts of Europe

Samsung is toning down their efforts in Europe, and will completely exit the Notebook PC market in Germany. The company is also vowing to halt all Chromebook sales in Germany, and possibly beyond. It’s a departure from Samsung’s rapid expansion over the past few years.

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Toshiba throttling down consumer PC efforts [Update]

Toshiba throttling down consumer PC efforts [Update]

Toshiba has always made solid PC hardware, but finding one of their devices may be a bit tough moving forward. Toshiba is announcing they are scaling down their consumer PC efforts, and pulling out of some markets entirely. The company is also cutting 900 jobs, or just over 20% of its non-manufacturing PC workforce.

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Chrome OS tool lets you run (almost) any Android app

Chrome OS tool lets you run (almost) any Android app

Can't wait to get your favorite Android app running on Chrome OS? Wait no longer as a new tool has been developed that will let you install Android apps on your Chromebook. The downside? You need to be really dedicated to the idea because the process isn't exactly easy.

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Chromebook lending kiosks coming to US colleges

Chromebook lending kiosks coming to US colleges

College students at select universities across the US will be able to borrow Chromebooks for up to three days via the Chromebook Lending Library. The lending library will be in the form of a kiosk, and will be initially coming to a dozen universities, with more slated for the future.

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Lenovo N20P Chromebook Review

Lenovo N20P Chromebook Review

Lenovo's new ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook isn't the company's only Chrome OS machine, and latest to the batch is its new N20P Chromebook. Unlike the 11e, the N20P isn't styled after the company's famous all-black ThinkPad notebooks, instead sporting a smooth gray body and lid. What we ultimately get is a Chromebook quite a bit thinner than the aforementioned model, and no less powerful. Read the full SlashGear Review for all the details.

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