Chromebook shipments grew 275% in Q1

New numbers from research firm Canalys point to continued growth for PCs in 2020/21, as the pandemic has forced many to rethink how — and where — they work. PC shipments have grown for fou

Chromebooks had a banner 2020

2020 was a weird year by any measure. Certainly it was a wild ride for those in the consumer electronics category. Take smartphones — first there were manufacturing delays out of China, followed

Google’s parental control software Family Link now supports Chromebooks

Since its public debut in fall 2017, Google’s parental control software, dubbed Family Link, has been steadily expanding, both in terms of its capabilities and its reach. Today, it’s makin

Google launches a Chrome OS tablet for schools ahead of Apple’s iPad education event

Chrome OS has been a pretty ideal spot for Google to stake its various plays for the education market. The cheap, bare-bones Chromebook laptops have been light on complexity and heavy on connectivity.

Microsoft Office arrives on Chromebooks via Google Play Store

Microsoft Office is now available for Google Chromebook users through the Google Play Store – a notable addition, given the two companies offer competing products in terms of office productivity

Google launches Chrome Enterprise subscription service for Chrome OS

Google is launching a new enterprise service for large businesses that want to adopt Chrome OS devices. The new Chrome Enterprise subscription essentially is a rebrand of Chromebooks for Work, but wit

Google is making Chromebooks even more useful for schools

Google made a number of major announcements about its Chromebook program at the Bett education technology conference in London today. Besides disclosing that there are now over 20 million teachers and

Acer’s new rugged Chromebook 11 N7 is designed to withstand drops and drinks

Yes, it’s true: Chromebooks aren’t for everyone. But Acer has a new Chromebook that it thinks is good for people who berate their computers (or just work in unforgiving conditions). The C

Chromebook Sales Predicted To Grow 27% This Year, To 7.3M Units

Google's cloud-based Chromebooks continue carving a niche for themselves predominantly in the education sector, as a less expensive alternative for this group of users than the iPad, but also making i

Google Launches New $50/Year Chromebooks For Work Subscription Option

Google today is launching a new subscription service for businesses that use Chromebooks. For $50 per year and device, businesses can now subscribe to get access to Google's advanced Chrome OS managem

Adobe Brings Photoshop For Chromebooks To Its Education Customers

For the longest time, pundits said that Google's <a target="_blank" href="">Chromebook</a> initiative wouldn't amount to much because Chrome OS couldn't run comple

Chromebooks Sales Growing But Still A Drop In The Devices Ocean

Chromebook sales are rising, fueled predominantly by the North American education sector, but despite some increase in sales the Google OS-powered laptops will remain a niche market for next five year

With 1M Sold In The Last Quarter, Google’s Chromebooks Are A Hit With Schools

During its earnings call this week, Google announced that it -- and its partners -- sold a million Chromebooks to schools in the last quarter. Overall PC sales worldwide were about 76 million in the l

Microsoft Really Doesn’t Want You To Buy A Chromebook

About a week after posting its first anti-Chromebook “Scroogled” video, which features the cast of “Pawn Stars,” Microsoft is now back with a second video. But instead of revis

Google Will Soon Start Selling Chromebooks At Walmart And Staples, Other Retailers Coming Soon

Google sure isn't giving up on its <a target="_blank" href="">Chromebook initiative</a>, even though it's not clear that the company's Chro

Google Makes It Easier To Turn Its Chromebooks Into Public Internet Kiosks

Google always said that its Chromebooks were “for sharing,” but even though they always had a guest mode, they weren’t necessarily set up to be used as public Internet kiosks. Today,

The Chromebook Pixel Is The Most Brilliant Laptop You’ll Never Buy

“Wait. That’s a touchscreen?!” That wasn’t the first thought that popped into my head when I started to use the Chromebook Pixel -- it was about the tenth. But that’s only because it seem

Maybe Those Chromebooks Weren’t Such A Crazy Idea After All

When Google launched its Linux-based <a href="">Chrome OS</a> in early 2010 and its Chromebook

Google Says 2,000 Schools Now Use Chromebooks, 2x As Many As Just 3 Months Ago

Google continues its push to bring its web-centric <a target="_blank" href="">Chromebooks</a> into schools and it looks as if the

Acer’s $199 Chromebook Now Accounts For 5-10% Of All Of Its U.S. Shipments

Acer's <a target="_blank" href="">ChromeOS</a>-based <a target="_blank" href="">Chromebooks</a>,
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