Android Apps Finally Arrive on Google's Chrome OS

Delivering on Sundar Pichai's promise at Google's I/O conference in June, Android apps are beginning to make appearances on Google's Chrome OS. The first set of apps incoming are Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words, and Vine, and Google says they'll be working with select Android devs to add more in the coming months. » 9/11/14 1:28pm 9/11/14 1:28pm

HP Stream: A Windows Machine at a (Slightly High) Chromebook Price

Last month, HP gave us a good look at Microsoft's upcoming Chromebook slayer, known as the HP Stream, after temporarily posting its specs on their own website. Now, HP is announcing the device in a more official capacity with models expected to be available in the U.S. as early as September 24. But it's $100 pricier… » 9/08/14 11:01am 9/08/14 11:01am

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

The Laptops Worth Your Money

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6 Fixes That Might Make the Chromebook Pixel Worth Buying

I call them Chromebook Pixel apologists. They're coming out of the woodwork to defend Google's super-expensive but flawed $1,299 laptop. You'll hear things like "It obviously isn't for everyone" or "You either get it or you don't." Count me as one of the people who don't get it. As I say in my Chromebook Pixel review,… » 3/01/13 12:00pm 3/01/13 12:00pm

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

Chromebook Pixel: Google's Retina, Touchscreen, MacBook Pro Counterpunch

Until now, Chromebooks hadn't been much more than glorified netbooks; underpowered curios best suited for technological novices. The 13-inch, touchscreen, retina-displayed, full-powered Chromebook Pixel, though, appears to be anything but. And it should be enough to make Apple at least a little nervous. At least until… » 2/21/13 2:00pm 2/21/13 2:00pm