Chrome OS

Google on Tuesday introduced its first tablet PC based on its Chrome OS operating system, the Pixel Slate. Being based on Intel’s high-performance x86 SoCs and equipped with a 12.3-inch display, the new Pixel Slate can rival low-power 2-in-1 laptops in terms of performance and LCD real estate. Straddling the line between a tablet and a formal 2-in-1 convertible, Google is also producing an official keyboard attachment that will sell separately from the Pixel Slate, which is similar to how Microsoft is handling the Surface Pro. The Pixel Slate is Google’s fourth-generation computer running Chrome OS and is also the company's second tablet (the first one was based on Android and was arguably not a success, considering the state of software on this platform). The...

Acer’s Chromebox CXI3 Available in Four Configs: Up to Core i7-8550U, Up to $777

Acer has quietly started to sell its Chromebox CXI3 UCFF desktop, which it formally introduced earlier this year. The minuscule 0.9-liter system runs Google’s Chrome OS and the manufacturer...

7 by Anton Shilov on 4/16/2018

Acer Announces Chromebook Tab 10: A Tablet Running Google’s Chrome OS

This week Acer introduced its first tablet running Chrome OS, a tablet positioned primarily for the education market. Chrome OS runs Android applications from Google Play store and is...

7 by Anton Shilov on 3/27/2018

Acer Announces New Chromebooks And Chromebox Devices

This morning, Acer is announcing a couple of new devices at the Bett show in London, which is an industry show focusing on education technology. Chrome OS has done...

11 by Brett Howse on 1/23/2018

Google Launches Pixelbook: 12.3” LCD, Kaby Lake, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, Assistant, Stylus

On Wednesday, Google launched a new iteration of its own Chrome OS-based laptops. The new notebook has a different form-factor and can be transformed into a tablet. It has...

75 by Anton Shilov on 10/4/2017

Lenovo Launches 2-in-1 Flex 11 Chromebook: Quad-Core SoC, 4 GB RAM, from $279

Lenovo has announced its first 2-in-1 Chromebook designed specifically for consumers. The Flex 11 laptop is powered by an SoC with four ARM cores, features a 360° hinge, a...

30 by Anton Shilov on 4/22/2017

Acer Announces The Rugged Chromebook 11 N7: Designed For Education

Although Chrome OS hasn’t taken off in an appreciable way for the average consumer, it has certainly taken a foot hold in education, especially in the US. Today Acer...

2 by Brett Howse on 1/3/2017

New Chrome OS Update Enables Google Play on Acer’s and ASUS' Chromebooks

Google has released an update for its Chrome OS that enables select Chromebooks to run apps designed for Google Android and access Google Play Store. Right now, only two...

23 by Anton Shilov on 9/24/2016

HP Unveils Premium Chromebook: 3K Display, Intel Core M, 16 GB of RAM and USB-C

HP has announced a new family of Chromebooks, which are powered by Intel’s high-performance processors and feature stylish design, aluminum body, high-resolution display and even Bang & Olufsen...

145 by Anton Shilov on 5/3/2016

ASUS Launches The Chromebit CS10 HDMI Stick

Earlier this year ASUS launched a pair of Chromebooks, and they also teased another product that would be launching later in the year. It was the Chromebit HDMI stick...

22 by Brandon Chester on 11/17/2015

Toshiba Refreshes The Chromebook 2 With Broadwell

Toshiba announced today that it has refreshed their Chromebook 2 model. The new version will be available with 5th generation Core i3 or Celeron processors. Thanks to the the...

15 by Brett Howse on 9/22/2015

The Dell Chromebook 11 Touch Review

Today I'm looking at a Chromebook from Dell. It's the Dell Chromebook 11 Touch. More accurately, it may be called the New Dell Chromebook 11 Touch or the Dell...

46 by Brandon Chester on 5/7/2015

Google Announces $149 Chromebooks and the Chromebit Chrome OS Stick

Today Google announced a number of new Chrome OS products that will be available in the future from their OEM partners. The main focus of all these devices appears...

25 by Brandon Chester on 3/31/2015

CTL Launches New Chromebook For Education

The education sector is one area where Google’s Chromebook has proved very popular. Relatively inexpensive devices, which are easier to manage, and include just a lightweight operating system, have...

8 by Brett Howse on 3/31/2015

The Chromebook Pixel (2015) Review

Google's Chrome OS has always been similar to Microsoft Windows in how one company provides the operating system for many different manufacturers to use on their own devices. But...

123 by Brandon Chester on 3/16/2015

Toshiba Chromebook 2: A Feast for the Eyes

Chromebooks are often viewed as a low cost alternative to Windows laptops, and as such they are frequently a victim of the race to the bottom, where the manufacturers...

66 by Jarred Walton on 2/11/2015

Acer Chromebook 13: 1080p with Tegra K1

The Google Chromebook has a rather interesting history, starting as an always connected device with all your data stored in the cloud and slowly but steadily transforming into a...

71 by Jarred Walton on 1/23/2015

Chromebook Buyer's Guide: Holiday 2014

If you want something more than a tablet, the cheapest options are undoubtedly Chromebooks. These are basically the least expensive laptops you can find, and while we're working on...

64 by Jarred Walton on 11/26/2014

Upgrading the SSD in Chromebook & MyDigitalSSD Super Boot Drive M.2 2242 SSD Review

The majority of the Chromebooks tend to have 16GB of onboard storage with some high-end models having twice that. For the intended usage where everything is done in the...

67 by Kristian Vättö on 10/21/2014

Toshiba announces new Chromebook 2 line

Expanding its Chromebook lineup, Toshiba is updating its original model by releasing the Chromebook 2. During my time with the device the most immediate difference on this new model...

4 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/3/2014

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