Chromebook

A modern enthusiast will scoff at the concept of a Chromebook – limited performance, capabilities, and a simplistic OS for doing some serious work? The fact is that the Chromebook, and Chrome OS, have been gazumping good portions of the notebook market share in recent years, mostly down to its stripped down nature but also the low pricing. In 2019 AMD relaunched its older A-series APUs for Chromebooks, meeting that market need. However, at CES this year we saw the first indication of premium $700+ Chromebooks from Intel. Now AMD is moving into a higher performance space with its Chromebook offerings with new optimized Ryzen hardware and Vega graphics. Today AMD is announcing five new processors for Chromebooks. AMD Chromebook APUs AnandTech Cores Base MHz Turbo MHz GPU CUs GPU MHz TDP Silicon C-Series Zen+Vega Ryzen 7 3700C 4C/8T 2300 4000 10 1400 15 W Picasso Ryzen 5 3500C 4C/8T 2100 3700 8 1200 15...

HP Announces the Latest Chromebook 14 G5 and Chromebook 11 G6: Up to 7th Gen Quad Core Celeron

This year at 2018 CES, HP will be announcing a few new and updated products to their laptop lineup, displays, and other productivity-related items. In the days leading up...

6 by Joe Shields on 1/5/2018

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...

76 by Anton Shilov on 10/4/2017

Made By Google October 2017 Live Blog

We're here at the SFJAZZ Center for Google's second Made By Google press event. Last year saw the release of the Pixel XL smartphone, the Chromecast Ultra, Daydream, and...

27 by Ryan Smith on 10/4/2017

ASUS Launches the 360º Chromebook Flip C213: 11.6-inch Apollo Lake, Starting $349

Back in January of this year, ASUS announced they were coming to market with a new Chromebook targeted specifically at education-focused customers. With Google focusing on Education in their...

21 by Joe Shields on 7/12/2017

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

Samsung Announces Updated Notebook 9, Odyssey, and Chromebook Plus/Pro

Today at Samsung’s CES 2017 press conference there were a number of announcements for their mobile PCs. At a high level, this includes the Notebook 9 refresh, a new...

19 by Joshua Ho on 1/4/2017

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...

28 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

Acer Unveils New Chromebook 14 with Up to 14-Hour Battery Life

Acer this week introduced its new family of Chromebooks that wed performance with portability. The new laptops feature multi-core x86 microprocessors, 14” displays as well as aluminum chassis. Even...

42 by Anton Shilov on 3/30/2016

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

ASUS Releases Convertible ChromeBook Flip C100

Today ASUS is launching a new Chromebook, but this one gets the flip treatment with a 360° hinge. According to ASUS, it brings together the experiences of a tablet...

46 by Brett Howse on 7/20/2015

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

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

Google Launches The New Chromebook Pixel (2015)

Two years ago Google released the original Chromebook Pixel to the world. To this day it has remained the most premium and expensive Chromebook ever made, with specifications that...

78 by Brandon Chester on 3/11/2015

Dell Updates Education Solutions with New Chromebook 11, Latitude 11, and Venue 10/10 Pro Offerings

Today Dell announced a collection of product updates with a focus on education, with the announcement of a new Chromebook 11, Dell Latitude 11 Education Series, and Venue 10...

25 by Jarred Walton on 2/12/2015

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

Acer Announces Enhanced Durability Education Chromebooks

This morning coinciding with the FETC (Florida Education Technology Conference), Acer announced two new Chromebooks with enhanced durability targeted at education customers, the C740 and C910. Both feature reinforced...

5 by Jarred Walton on 1/21/2015

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