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  • Hands-On With The $149 Hisense Chromebook

    Hands-On With The $149 Hisense Chromebook

    When Google announced that Haier and Hisense were about to launch $149 Chromebooks — the most affordable Google-powered laptops yet — I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. How much computer, after all, can you expect to get for $149? I’ve now had a chance to spend a few days with the Hisense Chromebook and the answer is: more than you probably expect. Read More

  • Hisense And Haier Launch $149 Chromebooks

    Hisense And Haier Launch $149 Chromebooks

    A few weeks ago Google made headlines with the launch of the new Chromebook Pixel, the highest-end Chromebook on the market (and with a price to show for it). Today, the Chrome OS laptop ecosystem is launching two products that are the exact opposite: the Haier Chromebook 11 (now available online at Amazon) and the Hisense Chromebook (now available at Walmart). Both of these 11.6-inch… Read More

  • Acer Outs A Pricey Chromebox With 8GB Of RAM, 4k Monitor Support

    Acer Outs A Pricey Chromebox With 8GB Of RAM, 4k Monitor Support

    There are not many options for computers running the Chrome OS in desktop form. Acer just released a new one and it’s a monster of sorts. Packed inside the svelte box is a powerful little machine that costs nearly double that of other Chromeboxes but sports computing power unheard of from a Chrome OS device. Read More

  • Google’s Chromebooks Rule Schools As IDC Pegs Them As Top Sellers In K-12

    Google’s Chromebooks Rule Schools As IDC Pegs Them As Top Sellers In K-12

    Google’s Chrome OS may be a long-term sleeper hit thanks to a growing user population among U.S. students – IDC’s new figures for tablets and laptop sales in K-12 education finds that Chromebooks as a category constitute the best-selling device across the entire category in 2014. Chromebooks are probably succeeding in schools due to a few factors, including Google’s… Read More

  • Google Hangouts Is Now A Dedicated App For Chrome OS And Windows PCs

    Google Hangouts Is Now A Dedicated App For Chrome OS And Windows PCs

    Google wants to make it easier and faster for customers to use its free video and voice chat service Hangouts, which is why this morning it is rolling out a new Hangouts Chrome App for Chrome OS and Windows PCs. (No word yet on Mac support). The app lets you use Hangouts alongside whatever else you’re doing on your computer, instead of having Hangouts buried within a sea of browser tabs. Read More

  • Adobe Brings Photoshop For Chromebooks To Its Education Customers

    Adobe Brings Photoshop For Chromebooks To Its Education Customers

    For the longest time, pundits said that Google’s Chromebook initiative wouldn’t amount to much because Chrome OS couldn’t run complex applications like Photoshop. Those pundits will have to find another example now, because starting today, Photoshop will run on Chrome OS and on Chrome for Windows (if you are an Adobe education customer). Read More

  • Chromebook Lending Library Offers Students At 12 U.S. Colleges A Free Laptop To Borrow

    Chromebook Lending Library Offers Students At 12 U.S. Colleges A Free Laptop To Borrow

    Google is teaming up with a dozen college campuses across the U.S. to provide access to free Chromebook notebooks to any student who wants one, in a system that lets them temporarily check out the laptops for late-night cram sessions or just finding the best animal GIFs on Imgur. The Google program features fun-colored café-style installations like the one pictured above, which will tour the… Read More

  • Google Previews A ‘Material Design’ Inspired Look For Chrome OS

    Google Previews A ‘Material Design’ Inspired Look For Chrome OS

    All of Google’s properties will eventually bear a look inspired by ‘Material Design‘ and Android L, and Chrome OS is part of that sweeping visual overhaul, too. A new preview posted by Google “Happiness Evangelist” François Beaufort today (via 9to5Google) shows a very early design inspired by the card-style multitasking view that made an appearance in Android L… Read More

  • Google Will Soon Bring Android Apps To Chrome OS

    Google Will Soon Bring Android Apps To Chrome OS

    This wasn’t a huge surprise because we’ve heard quite a few rumors about this in the past, but Google today announced that Android apps are coming to Chrome OS. They will essentially run in an Android emulator on the Chrome OS desktop and will be available in the launcher. Read More

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