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When you're a major PC manufacturer, you really have to follow the whims of the consumer. Whatever's hot at the moment drives the supply chain, and it also drives the product mix. In Acer's case, it looks as if the company has decided that Android and Chrome are a bit warmer than Windows at the moment, and it's tough... Read more...
The main reason why tablets and smartphones are so popular is because they offer sufficient power and portability for basic computing tasks, such as checking email, sending text messages, and staying social on sites like Facebook and Twitter. A full-fledged PC just isn't needed for casual computing activities. By that same token, Google's... Read more...
It wasn't that long ago when netbooks ruled the low-cost laptop market. For the most part, that fad has fizzled out, though not before passing the torch to Chromebooks, which are low-cost laptops running Google's cloud-oriented Chrome operating system. Acer has been riding the Chromebook bandwagon ever since it came... Read more...
Guess what's coming to your local Walmart? Google Chromebooks. In what may soon prove to be the Chromebook's biggest push yet, Google and Acer have convinced a store that is notoriously difficult to snag shelf space on to give them just that. The new Acer C710-2856, is now available at 2,800 Walmart stores for the low price of only $199. The... Read more...
Earlier this year, Google did something almost ground-breaking when it introduced the Chromebook Pixel. Sure, the Chromebook line as a whole has existed for years, but the entire premise of such a range of notebooks revolved around only a couple of design goals. One of those was accessibility, and almost by default, the other was affordability.... Read more...
Earlier this year, Google did something almost ground-breaking when it introduced the Chromebook Pixel. Sure, the Chromebook line as a whole has existed for a few years, but the entire premise of such a range of notebooks revolved around only a couple of design goals. One of those was accessibility, and almost by default, the other was affordability.... Read more...
Google’s Chromebook and Chromebox devices offer an interesting if not quite fully satisfying desktop experience, but perhaps the computers and their Chrome OS have found their true calling as public kiosks. Google announced a new Managed Public Sessions feature for the devices that allows companies (or... Read more...
Surprise, surprise, Google's Chromebook platform is enjoying a bit of popularity of these days. Perhaps it's because of the price drops or maybe the market simply needs a netbook replacement. Whatever the reason, Asus is confident about the long-term outlook and is reportedly planning to launch its first Chromebook... Read more...
The somewhat aggressive expansion of Chromebook models continues today with an announcement from Acer that it's releasing several new C7 SKUs, including a C710-2055 model that boasts up to 6 hours of battery life. This particular model is intended for commercial customers, especially schools looking to enhance student learning with affordable... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago, rumor got out that Google had plans to open up its own retail stores, a la Apple or Microsoft, and for the most part, it seemed to make a ton of sense. After all, what better way to get your products in the faces of consumers than going straight to them? There's also the fact that Android is a hot product, and Google... Read more...
For a period of time, it looked as though Google's Chromebook platform would simply fade into the footnotes of technological history, but it's seeing a bit of a renaissance as of late, being reborn as the modern day netbook. It started with some much needed price cuts (Acer sells its Chromebook for $199 and Samsung's model runs $249) and continues... Read more...
Offering compelling products is just half of the battle of getting them into the hands of consumers. The other half is having them being seen by consumers - something a little difficult when so many companies are vying for the same shelf-space at retail. It's no surprise, then, when a company decides to take things... Read more...
One thing about Google is that the company never rests, often blindsiding the public with products or services nobody outside of Mountain View saw coming. The original Chromebook was one such product, but might it only have been a precursor to something much more fantastic? One look at a Google's promotional video... Read more...
Back at the end of January, Hewlett-Packard's web team inadvertently posted a document detailing a Pavilion Chromebook, which at the time hadn't yet been announced. Only a handful of specs were identified, with no mention of a release date or pricing information, leaving us to speculate on what kind of impact this... Read more...
It's quite possible that Google's Chromebook launched ahead of its time. Is the world truly ready to embrace a cloud-centric operating system? Chromebook adoption has been sluggish for sure, but in the areas that Google is concentrating on, progress is still being made. Specifically, enterprise and education. In a recent report, Google has... Read more...
You're not supposed to know this yet, but Hewlett-Packard is planning to launch a Chromebook model under its Pavilion brand. We wouldn't have known it either, had it not been for a short-lived document that inadvertently went live on HP's website. HP has since pulled it offline, but in the age of the Internet, once you put something out there,... Read more...
Lenovo added to its education portfolio with the release of the ThinkPad X131e, a Chromebook designed to withstand the substantial abuse doled out by kids in grades K-12.  The laptop includes a rubberized bumper around the top cover, reinforced corners for the inevitable drops, and strengthened hinges and brackets that are built to be... Read more...
Don't tell Microsoft, but the top selling notebook on Amazon isn't running Windows 8, or any flavor of Windows for that matter. It's not running Mac OS X, either. Interestingly enough, the biggest seller in the notebook category on the world's largest online retail site is a Chromebook. Samsung's Chromebook, to be exact. It's Samsung's newest... Read more...
With the recent introduction of upgraded and lower priced Chromebooks from Samsung ($249) and Acer ($199), the platform may finally live up to its potential, especially now that netbooks have fallen by the wayside. Some (us included) would argue that these are the price points Chromebooks should have been selling at... Read more...
More Chromebooks are coming, or at least they’re coming from Acer and Samsung. Samsung announced its latest Chromebook just a couple of weeks ago, and today Acer announced its C7 Chromebook line. Due to the nature of Chromebooks, specs between different manufacturers are only so compelling, so the most exciting feature of the Acer C7... Read more...
Samsung's new ARM-based Chromebook is said to be "for everyone." Perhaps it's the $249 price point, or perhaps it's the 100GB of Google Drive storage that's included. Or, maybe it's a combination of excellent hardware, a slick design and a price that's just $50 more than a Nexus 7 tablet. Either way, the company's most convincing Chromebook... Read more...
There's a new sub-$250 notebook in town, and it doesn't run Android nor Windows. It's the "new Chromebook," built by Samsung and ushered into existence by Google. While Chrome OS has existed on machines in the past, never before has a brand new machines launched at such a delightfully low price point. The $249 (or 229... Read more...
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