Lenovo Chromebooks: Nice for Schools and Consumers

Lenovo-N20p14

Lenovo entered the Chromebook market with two Lenovo Chromebooks: one for consumers and the other for schools. These nice machines bring touch, 2-in-1 designs and the best keyboards available on a Chromebook. We reviewed the Lenovo N20p Chromebook for consumers and the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e, part of Lenovo’s EDU series for schools. These Lenovo Chromebooks […]

Acer Chromebook 13 Brings 13 Hours of Battery Life, NVIDIA Tegra K1

Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311_AcerWP_app-03

Acer is the first Chromebook maker out of the blocks using NVIDIA’s recently introduced the Tegra K1 processor in the newly-launched Acer Chromebook 13. This combination will give the Chromebook some decent graphics performance and up to 13 hours of battery life, besting the current Chromebook leader, Dell. This also means that fans of the […]

Chromebooks Will Soon Run Android Apps

Acer-C720P_touch_hand

At Google I/O this week Google announced some important changes to the upstart operating system at the heart of the Chromebook and Chromebox, changes that include a closer tie between Android and ChromeOS. People using a Chromebook laptop or a Chromebox desktop system will now be able to run Android apps and get notifications from an Android phone on […]

Is a $250 Chromebook a Better Value than a $350 PC

Acer-C720P_touch_hand

As Chromebooks become more popular, people ask if they should buy a low-cost Chromebook, which often runs around $250, or spend an extra $100 on an inexpensive Windows PC. We did a search at Amazon to see what $350 can buy in a Windows computer. On average a user gets an older version AMD or […]

Samsung Chromebook 2 Borrows Galaxy Note 3 Leather Design

Samsung Chromebook 2

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 are known for their unique design featuring a stitched leather backing that’s a change of pace from what the Korean company is used to putting out. It seems that users are so overly ecstatic about the leather design that Samsung has decided to bring that […]

ASUS Chromebox Coming in March for $179

asus chromebox

As Chromebooks keep grabbing attention with low-cost hardware running on a browser-based ChromeOS, ASUS took the operating system in a new direction with the anticipated ASUS Chromebox starting at an amazing $179. The price alone makes this machine attractive. Add to that a Haswell-based processor, tiny form factor and plenty of ports for the desk […]

Chromebooks Could Take over Windows at Samsung Claims Sketchy Rumor

samsung chromebook

A rumor surfaced this week that Samsung will cut the number of Windows Notebooks they plan to ship in 2014 to focus on Chromebook and the company won’t launch any new Windows notebooks in 2015 to focus on Chromebooks. According to a wild rumor from Digitimes, Samsung plans to ship seven million notebooks in 2014. The […]

HP Chromebook 11 with Verizon 4G LTE Arrives for $379

Screenshot-2013-10-08-12.32.41-575x380

The Chromebook is gaining steam as an excellent replacement for that expensive desktop PC or Macbook Pro laptop, and with good reason. After being one of the best-selling devices this past holiday season, today we have a new one worth talking about. Google’s Chromebook’s are fast, efficient, and most importantly cheap. With most coming in […]

HP Chromebook 11 Charger Recalled Due to Overheating

HP Chromebook 11

Google and HP have officially recalled the HP Chromebook 11 charger, which has been prone to overheating and melting the charger itself, possibility causing a fire in the meantime. Google and HP have received nine reports of faulty chargers out of 145,000 that are said to be out in the wild. The HP Chromebook 11 […]

Dell Chromebook 11 Announced as Sub-$300 Educational Tool

Dell Chromebook 11

Dell has introduced its first-ever Chromebook today, and the company is unoriginally calling it the Dell Chromebook 11. As expected, it’s a small laptop aimed for students and schools, and while Dell didn’t provide a firm price, it said the Chromebook 11 will cost under $300, so we’re guessing it will just barely squeeze that […]

Microsoft Continues Scroogled Ad Pounding Against the Chromebook

▶_Chromebook__Everything_you_need__-_YouTube

Microsoft must really, really, really be concerned about Google’s Chromebook to invest as many dollars as it is advertising against it. We’ve seen the Scroogled campaign that has enlisted the Pawn Stars and others to put down Chromebooks. Now comes a “man on the street” campaign from the streets of Venice, California. I always love […]

5 Technologies That Inspire Thanksgiving

ipadminicomparison

As the United States pauses before the sprint towards the holidays, here’s a list of the five technologies that inspired a strong sense of thanksgiving this year. These five things stand out this year because they changed the way I work, live or play. All of these things became nearly indispensable in a first-world way. None […]

Acer C720P Brings Touch to Chromebook for $299

Acer-C720P_touch_hand

The pundits may still be debating the wisdom and efficacy of Chromebooks, and Microsoft and the Pawn Stars might think they aren’t worth much, but that’s not stopping Chromebooks from selling or being manufactured. Regardless of what the naysayers proclaim, the browser based laptop pioneered by Google and also sold by HP, Acer, and Samsung […]

Microsoft Enlists Pawn Stars for Latest Scroogled Ad

Microsoft_s_latest_Scroogled_ad__Chromebook_s__a_brick____Technically_Incorrect_-_CNET_News

Microsoft must think it has a good thing going with its Scroogled campaign, because the hits just keep coming. I’m not talking hits in the since of a “hit show.” I’m talking hits in the context of all out smack you across the mouth. The latest ad features the guys from the popular cable show […]

HP Chromebook 11 Announced as the Chromebook “Made for Everyone”

Screenshot 2013-10-08 12.32.41

HP announced a new addition to its Chromebook lineup today, and it’s called the Chromebook 11. It features an 11.6-inch IPS display, an Exynos 5250 Processor and up to 6 hours of battery life. It’s available right now to purchase for $279 from Google Play and a number of retailers online or in-store. What’s perhaps most unique […]

HP Chromebook 14 Launching Before Holiday for $299

chromebook-hp

HP’s recently-announced Chromebook 14 laptop will be launching sometime before the holiday shopping season begins and will be priced at $299. Both Google and Intel announced new Chromebooks yesterday, from various hardware partners, like Acer, HP, Toshiba and Asus. The Chromebook 14 is the most powerful Chromebook that has been built so far, and it’ll […]

Teacher Hopes to Modernize Math Class with Chromebooks

20130722152419-IMG_5045

A San Francisco teacher is raising money via Indiegogo to outfit his classroom with Chromebooks for every student. The Chromebooks will allow students to take advantage of modern learning solutions, including access to Khan Academy. Veteran high school math teacher Evan Bass of Gateway High School has taken it upon himself to get the tools his students […]

Will a Chromebook with All-Day Battery Life Appeal to You?

two_arrows_2

Intel’s power-boosting and battery efficient Haswell processor, to succeed the third generation Core i-series, may make Google’s Chromebook a lot more appealing as a laptop replacement. According to Kevin Tofel of Giga Om, the Internet search giant is looking to use Intel’s next generation Haswell processor in a future Chromebook, and references for Haswell has been […]

4G Chromebook Pixel LTE On Track for Early April Availability

pix

Google’s more premium 4G LTE-enabled edition of the Chromebook Pixel is set to be available to consumers for an early April debut. The device, which features a touchscreen, will retail for $1,449 and will be compatible with Verizon’s LTE mobile broadband network in the U.S. According to an update on the Google Play Store on […]