When Chrome OS first appeared, it was practically useless without an internet connection. Now, an offline Chromebook is no longer the functionless brick it once was because there are dozens of web apps with offline capabilities. Here’s everything you can do today on Chrome OS without online access.
Chromebooks have surpassed sales of Mac laptops in the United States for the first time ever. And that doesn’t surprise me. Because roughly a year ago I made the same switch. Formerly a lifelong Mac user, I bought my first PC ever in the form of a Chromebook. And I’m never looking back.
Acer just had its annual hardware vomit: from laptops and tablets to PCs and wearables. Most of the stuff involved incremental updates, gaming gear that looked more like alien architecture, and something called a GrandPad that is a tablet for old people (and not adult diapers).
Samsung has quietly announced its new Chromebook 3, bumping the specs compared to its predecessors while also providing it with longer battery life and a metal body that can shrug off drops.
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.
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…
Acer has just announced a new pair of computers that offer Windows 10 within a thin-and-light laptop case—and they start at just $170.
Remember when cheap laptops were crap? Not anymore—because you can buy this amazing new transforming Asus Chromebook for just $280. Oh, and did I mention it’s the first Chromebook that doubles as a tablet?
I basically live in Google’s Chrome web browser. It’s a decision I made to save my sanity when it became part of my job to change laptops every few weeks. No need to back up files that way! But it made me wonder how well I could live with only Chrome—if I could replace my laptop with a Chromebook instead.
The Acer C720 has long been one of the most popular Chromebooks on the market, and if you've been holding out for a deal on the touchscreen model, it just dipped below $200 for the first time.
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.
Remember the Pixel, that beautiful, high-end, ludicrously expensive Chromebook that comes with a laundry list of reasons to not buy it? Get ready for number two. Google has announced it has a sequel "coming soon."
This week on Amazon, you can score and Acer Chromebook 11 for only $160, down from $200. That price gets you Chromebook-standard specs: An 11.6" 1366x768 screen, 16GB of local storage, and 2GB of RAM. Granted, that's nothing spectacular, though its 8.5 hours of battery life is certainly above average. And of course,…
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…
Now that you can buy a decent Windows laptop for $200, does anyone need a Chromebook? That's an existential question we hope to answer soon. But if you want a big, honking 15-inch Chromebook, it looks like Acer's got just the Chromebook for you.
You know that nifty little feature on the Nexus 5 and other Android handsets that let's you voice summon Ok Google from any screen? Well, according to Google's François Beaufort, you'll soon be able to do just that on your Chromebook as well.
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.
Google is going hard after Christmas bargain shoppers. The company is offering 1 TB of free storage space for two years for people who buy new Chromebooks between now and the end of the year.