chromebooks

  • Google Now Lets Businesses Rent Chromebooks For $30 Per Month

    Google Now Lets Businesses Rent Chromebooks For $30 Per Month

    Google now lets companies rent Chromebooks for $30 per month and Chromeboxes for $25 per month. There are no long-term contracts to sign and rentals are always month-to-month (with the monthly price dropping steadily after the first twelve months). To offer this service, Google has partnered with CIT, a company that provides financing and leasing capital to small and medium businesses. Read More

  • Google: More Than 500 School Districts In The U.S. And Europe Now Use Chromebooks

    Google: More Than 500 School Districts In The U.S. And Europe Now Use Chromebooks

    It seems like schools are the one market where Google is having some success with its Chromebook initiative. Today, the company announced that there are now 500 school districts in the U.S. and Europe that actively use Chromebooks. The company also announced a few new districts that have recently decided to use Google’s web-centric laptops, including Rockingham Country Schools, N.C. Read More

  • Google Brings ChromeOS To The Desktop, Launches Its First Chromebox

    Google Brings ChromeOS To The Desktop, Launches Its First Chromebox

    Google, together with its partner Samsung, launched a new Chromebook and its first desktop Chromebox today. The most important change to the new Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is that it is significantly faster. While earlier versions featured a battery-friendly Intel Atom chip, these first Chromebooks often felt underpowered. This new version features an Intel Core chip, as well as 4GB of RAM, an… Read More

  • FCC Documents Show Sony Chromebook, Potentially Running On ARM

    FCC Documents Show Sony Chromebook, Potentially Running On ARM

    Google’s Chromebooks haven’t exactly made a splash, but apparently not everyone has been scared off. Sony seems to think there’s gold in them thar laptops, and they’re making their own. For now it’s known as the VCC111 (probably shorthand for “Vaio Chromebook Computer, series one, 11-inch display”), according to documents and pictures from FCC… Read More

  • Google: “Hundreds” Of Schools In 41 States Use Chromebooks

    Google: “Hundreds” Of Schools In 41 States Use Chromebooks

    During this morning’s keynote at the annual Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) conference in Orlando, Florida, Google’s Product Manager for Chromebooks, Rajen Sheth, shared an update on Chromebooks‘ headway in educational institutions. According to Sheth, today there are now “hundreds” of schools using Chomebooks in 41 states across the U.S. Read More

  • Samsung Chromebooks Drop In Price: Deadpool Or New Models? UPDATE

    Samsung Chromebooks Drop In Price: Deadpool Or New Models? UPDATE

    The long-awaited Chromebooks finally hit retails in June but they’re already seeing significant price reductions. Both Acer and Samsung entered the market with modestly priced options with the Samsung models commanding a slight premium. But not anymore. Amazon just dropped the price on the Samsung Chromebooks by 7% to 10% with the WiFi-only model now costing $399 and the 3G model… Read More

  • Acer's Chromebook Arrives This Month – 3G Version Soon

    Acer's Chromebook Arrives This Month – 3G Version Soon


    While Samsung’s sexy little Series 5 Chromebook is already shipping, a lot of people (“the people” meaning “people interested in Chrome OS,” which probably isn’t that many people right now) are probably waiting for the cheaper AC700 from Acer. You can pre-order one now, of course, but shipping date was pretty much a mystery… until now. Read More

  • IPhone Vs. Android Sales, IOS 5 and Facebook Project Spartan

    OMG/JK: The iPhone Empire Strikes Back?

    This week’s episode of OMG/JK is a long one — the longest yet, in fact, at 30 minutes. Jason and I apologize for going on and on but we had a lot to talk about. It’s been roughly three weeks since we last recorded an episode and a ton of stuff has happened. And while we don’t even come close to getting through all of it, we do go pretty in-depth on some of the major… Read More

  • First Samsung Chromebooks Debut On… Gilt? (Update)

    First Samsung Chromebooks Debut On… Gilt? (Update)

    This is kind of a strange match. Samsung’s new Chromebook has hit Gilt two weeks early, according to an email sent to members of the luxury shopping site. No pricing was mentioned, but buying also gets you a special laptop sleeve from Rickshaw. Read More

  • Chrome OS 12 — AKA: The Shipping Version — Hits Beta

    Chrome OS 12 — AKA: The Shipping Version — Hits Beta

    Last week, just prior to day one of Google I/O, we noted that some updates in the Chrome OS code and forums indicated that a formal unveiling was likely very close. Sure enough, on day two of I/O, Google unveiled the first Chromebooks, the first shipping products running Chrome OS. But Google also noted that the first orders wouldn’t start until June 15, about a month away. One… Read More