Which Apps Are Running Down Your Chromebook's Battery?

Worried if your Chromebook battery's going to last until you get back home? The latest version of the Chrome OS Dev channel breaks things down for you by showing how much juice each of your Web apps is using. Follow these steps to load up the console and you can easily spot the battery hogs causing you trouble. » 3/04/15 5:50pm 3/04/15 5:50pm

The New Dell Chromebook 11 Fixes What Wasn't Broken

You may have heard of the Dell Chromebook 11. It's one of the very best Chromebooks you can buy. In fact, we think it is the best—a perfect compromise of product and price. So reasonably, it'd be exciting to hear that Dell has a new Chromebook 11. Version 2.0. Well, don't jump for joy because this isn't the Chromebook… » 2/12/15 9:00am 2/12/15 9:00am

1 TB of Free Google Drive Storage More Than Covers Your New Chromebox

For a limited time, Google is offering 1TB of Google Drive space for two years for free with the purchase of a new Chromebook. Buying that storage separately would set you back $240, assuming prices stay the same, so you can actually save a lot of money by buying this $120 Chromebox instead. » 11/28/14 11:25am 11/28/14 11:25am

Get the Most From Your Chromebook Even When It's Offline

Some folks would have you believe that, without an Internet connection, your spiffy new Chromebook only slightly less useful than the box it came in, but that's simply not true. They may not be able to match a MacBook's performance, but these lightweight laptops are far from helpless when the connectivity runs dry.… » 10/18/14 12:00pm 10/18/14 12:00pm

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

What's Your Favorite Chrome OS Peripheral?

Sometimes the integrated inputs on your Chromebook just simply aren't good enough (looking at you, Chromebook 11 trackpad). But the OS is still new enough that not many major manufacturers directly support it. Sure, Chrome OS is supposed to be plug-and-play compatible with any USB HID peripheral, but this nest of… » 2/04/14 5:20pm 2/04/14 5:20pm

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