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Dell's New 13-Inch Chromebook Is Like a Pixel You Can Actually Afford

When Google introduced Chromebooks in 2011, its “always in the cloud” philosophy made these machines seem like starter kits for the lite laptop user. But Google’s incredible Pixel line upped the game. Now Dell’s followed that top-of-the-line thinking to make a powerful Chromebook you can actually afford. »8/13/15 2:01pm8/13/15 2:01pm

How to Check and Manage Chromebook Storage

If you’ve picked up a Chromebook (or Chromebox), you’ll know you don’t get very much in the way of local storage—the system is designed for the cloud after all. Still, there are times when saving files locally is a good idea (watching movies offline for example) and you want to manage those handful of gigabytes… »8/12/15 9:40am8/12/15 9:40am

Unlock Chrome OS With Your Smartphone

There are many limitations to Chrome OS, but seen from another angle its lack of bells and whistles is what makes it so appealing. It’s also a place where Google goes to test out some of its more forward-thinking ideas, including today’s topic: The ability to unlock a Chromebook with your Android smartphone. Here’s… »6/03/15 10:20am6/03/15 10:20am

How to Change Between OS Channels on Your Chromebook

Just like the Chrome browser, Chrome OS offers several channels for you to choose between: stable, beta and development. Each one offers a different mix of new features and stability, so you can access updates earlier if you’re prepared to put up with a few bugs. Here’s how to switch between the available channels on… »5/27/15 10:00am5/27/15 10:00am

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 5:50pm3/04/15 5:50pm

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 11:25am11/28/14 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 12:00pm10/18/14 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 10:15am3/21/14 10:15am