When Chromebooks launched in the summer of 2011, they seemed destined to fail, much like the underpowered, internet-dependent netbooks that came before them. But in the five years since, Chromebooks have defied expectations, becoming the most used device in US classrooms and even outselling Macs for the first time…
In the Chromebook world, a 1080p 15" display and 4GB of RAM qualify as high-end luxuries, but this Acer Chromebook 15 is priced like its smaller, slower brethren today. Obviously, there are better computers out there, but this would be great for watching movies and getting work done on the road.
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.
Google just announced that Chrome OS will open up to Android app developers this June. Google hopes that within a couple months, apps will move to a stable beta release and finally work on Chromebooks this fall.
There are really good Chromebooks out there if you know where to look, and HP has made some very solid—if very cheap—options. Sadly their plastic clamshell Chromebooks still felt low budget in the face of quality devices like the Asus Chromebook Flip. But a new HP Chromebook shrugs off the failures of the past and…
Currently, Chromebooks run apps off the Chrome Web Store, as well as select Android apps in an experimental runtime. But according to details in the latest developer build of Chrome OS, compatability for Android’s millions of apps could be coming.
If you haven’t used a Chromebook in a while, they’ve come a long way. But you don’t need to shell out cash for a new laptop just to run Chrome OS. You can install it on nearly any laptop with an application called CloudReady.
Just because you bought a Chromebook doesn’t mean you have to settle for a tiny, low res screen. Nobody’s going to mistake the Acer Chromebook 15 for a premium laptop, but its 15.6” 1080p display stands apart from the rest of the cheap Chromebook market, and its 4GB of RAM and 9 hours of battery life don’t hurt…
Chromebooks have come a long way since they were first introduced. While they used to be laptop-shaped browser machines, they’ve grown capable enough to actually stand up to other laptops. I didn’t expect to love my Chromebook, but it’s replaced my laptop for most of my work.
If low-res Chromebooks with tiny screens and limited RAM don’t appeal to you, Amazon’s offering the lowest price ever today on a well-equipped alternative.
We called the Chromebook Flip “The $300 Google Laptop You Didn’t Know You Wanted.” Now, it’s actually on sale! You can get one at Amazon or direct from Asus. Oh, and it’s just $280, not $300, for the 4GB version we recommend.http://reviews.gizmodo.com/asus-chromeboo...
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?
While this Chromebook’s specs are nothing to write home about (2GB of RAM, 16GB SSD), its size and 8 hour battery make it ideal for travel, and at the end of the day, it’s an honest-to-goodness laptop for $120. That’s one of the best Chromebook prices we’ve ever seen. [Refurb Acer 11.6” Chromebook, $120]
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…
Five years ago, Google CEO Eric Schmidt proclaimed that laptops would become disposable. We’re nearly there. Starting today, you can buy a new Chromebook for just $150—the cheapest price ever. And this spring, there’s a $250 Chromebook coming that looks pretty incredible.
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."
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.
Chromebooks just got big. Acer's new gargantuan 15.6-inch Chromebook 15 is leading off its suite of releases for this year's CES, and it's sweeping up the award for Biggest, Cheapest Chromebook right off the bat.
I just got finished rounding up the best Chromebooks out there, but there's more to the world of dirt-cheap computing than Google's browser-machines. The HP Stream is a $200 full-Windows laptop, and it's surprisingly good.