If You're Going to Buy a Chromebook, Today's the Day to Do It

If you're like me, you've been thinking of picking up a Chromebook as a backup laptop for awhile, but $200-$300 is just a little more than you want to spend. If that's the case for you, then today's the time to strike, with Amazon offering a refurb of one of the best models out there for only $150. » 3/21/14 10:15am 3/21/14 10:15am

Google Is Sneaking Chrome OS Into Windows 8's "Metro" Mode

It was one thing when Google's Chrome apps managed to break out of the browser and become real, offline apps, but clearly that is not Google's real long-term play. A recent update to the developer version of Google Chrome basically runs Chrome OS inside of Windows 8. » 10/05/13 6:04pm 10/05/13 6:04pm

Chrome and Android's Excellent Collision Course

Andy Rubin left Android, and Chrome and Apps boss Sundar Pichai is taking over. Desktop melts into mobile. It's a familiar dance, following iOS and OS X and the whole Windows 8 philosophy down the same convergence rabbit hole. But this one is a little different. » 3/13/13 6:38pm 3/13/13 6:38pm

Google Chromebook Pixel Review: Awesome, Just Not $1300 Worth of…

Google set out to build "the best laptop possible." The result: the Chromebook Pixel. A sleek and powerful device designed specifically for life in the cloud. If the display doesn't make your jaw drop, the price tag will. » 2/26/13 12:25pm 2/26/13 12:25pm

Don't Worry, The Chromebook Pixel Isn't Just Stuck Running Chrome OS

The Chromebook Pixel has caught a lot of flak for being an expensive, powerful computer that arguably throws that power away on the stripped down and simple Chrome OS. Well, it doesn't have to be that way if you're game to tinker a little bit. Turns out throwing Linux on that sucker is already a breeze. » 2/23/13 12:00pm 2/23/13 12:00pm

Google Drops Revamped Chrome OS on Newer, Faster Chromebooks

» 5/29/12 3:22pm 5/29/12 3:22pm

If you haven't paid attention to Google's Chrome OS in awhile, you might not recognize it after today's update: the cloud-based OS UI has been revamped and new functionality like multitouch trackpad support was added. Coinciding with that release is an updated Samsung Series 5 Chromebook, and a Series 3 Chromebox.… » 5/29/12 3:22pm 5/29/12 3:22pm

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook: Built for the Future, Not the Present

Samsung's Chromebook isn't much different than the CR-48 prototype from December. This one's a little lighter, thinner and easier on the eyes, but save for a newer, dual-core Intel Atom processor, this Series 5 Chromebook's more or less the same. » 6/10/11 6:36pm 6/10/11 6:36pm

The Laptop of the Future, Version 1.0

Google's CR-48 Chrome laptop was a rough draft of the kind of computer people will be using eventually—lean, fast, utterly and completely connected—but it had its problems. (Oh lord, the trackpad.) Samsung's Series 5 Chromebook is like version 1.0. » 5/11/11 11:07pm 5/11/11 11:07pm