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Thinking of buying a Chromebook during this holiday season? Google is offering an amazing promotion through which you'll be able to save almost $240 by getting 1TB of Google Drive storage free.
In an effort to combat software availability on Chromebooks, Google has joined forces with Adobe to start providing the Photoshop suite on Chromebooks in a scheme called 'Project Photoshop Streaming.'
Samsung has confirmed that it is discontinuing sales of all laptops - including Windows notebooks and Chromebooks - in Europe, but says that it will continue to sell these devices in other markets.
Microsoft continues to be the first choice of the education sector, as a Texas school district and a London-based academy have chosen its products over those offered by Google.
Let's run with the assumption that Chromebooks are doing well. Advocates claim non-tech savvy consumers choose Chromebooks for generally three reasons: simplicity, low maintenance, and easy usage...
Earlier this year at WPC, Microsoft showed off a new range of low-end devices with entry level prices and one such device was the HP stream that will cost $199 when it goes on sale later this year.
Microsoft has recently put up a page on its website that calls out Chromebooks and where they come up short against Windows machines, offering up a few alternatives to consider instead.
Last year, the LA school district signed an agreement with Apple to purchase 30,000 iPads for $30 million with expectations that they would eventually spend $500 million on iPads - but not any more.
Google has revealed that nine new markets around the world will soon be able to buy Chromebooks - although its announcement came in a slightly unusual manner; specifically, in the form of a poem.
HP has lowered the price of its Chromebook 11 to a near impulse level of $249 but will that be enough to move them off of store shelves or do most people still want the full desktop experience?
Microsoft priced a touchscreen Windows 8.1 notebook from Asus at just $199, the same price as many Chromebooks, for today only in the Microsoft Store site, but the laptop quickly sold out.
Samsung has officially announced their new Chromebook 2, with an Exynos 5 Octa processor and a release date slated for next month.
Images of the Samsung Chromebook 2 have been posted to Twitter by famous gadget informant, evleaks, showing its Galaxy Note 3 inspired faux-leather look and slim construction for the very first time.
Google and VMWare jointly announced plans to offer owners of Chromebooks a way to remotely access Windows-based desktops via the Horizon Desktop as a Service program.
Toshiba has announced that they will be releasing a Chromebook in February for $279 but will this one stick or is it destined to be another netbook catastrophe?
Homeless man Leo Grand has released his own app just a few months after learning how to code on his Chromebook. "Trees for Cars" aims to save the environment by creating voluntary carpool services.
Microsoft evangelist Ben Rudolph, who used to compare Windows Phone devices to other smartphones, is shown in a new video hitting the streets to show people that a Chromebook has lots of limitations.
Microsoft has released a new video that bashes that Google and its Chromebook in a clip that features the clan from the popular reality show, Pawn Stars.
Acer has announced it plans to sell few Windows PCs in the future in favor of expanding its products based on Google's Android OS along with more of its Chromebooks.
Research firm NPD says that sales of the Chrome OS-based Chromebooks now have claimed 20 to 25 percent of the sub-$300 laptop market in the US and five percent of all PC sales.
A report claims that fewer than half a million Chromebooks have been sold in the 21 months since they first went on sale, with "compatibility and consumer usage habits" highlighted as factors.
Google has unveiled the first premium Chromebook: the Pixel. It includes an Intel i5 CPU, Intel HD 4000 GPU and 4GB of RAM, as well as a 13-inch high-res display starting at $1,299.
A new report claims that Google is working with PC makers on new Chromebooks models that will have touchscreens for a launch sometime later in 2013, but specifics were not mentioned.
A few days after announcing its first Chromebook, a new rumor claims HP could launch its own Android-based tablets, starting with one running NVIDIA's Tegra 4 processor.
Last week a leaked video was supposedly showing the Chromebook Pixel: a high res touch enabled Google notebook. It's not clear if the video is real but new information shows a more complicated story.
A video has been posted on the Internet that seems to reveal that Google is working on an in-house version of its Chromebook notebook that has a high resolution touchscreen.
It's now official, and you can buy it today. HP's new Pavilion 14 Chromebook is packed with enough features to shoot past competitors, but its price and battery life might leave it lagging behind.
A newly revealed HP documents shows that the PC maker will be the latest to release a Chromebook notebook running on Google's Chrome OS, following the lead from Samsung, Acer and Lenovo.
Acer president JT Wong said in a new interview that the launch of Windows 8 "is still not successful" while also hyping the sales success of its Chromebooks, based on Google's Chrome OS.
Lenovo has announced a Chromebook that is targeted at the education market and is built to withstand the trials and tribulations of the education sector but it's hard to ignore that the device is ugly
Google employees are getting a nice Christmas present from their bosses, allowing them to choose between a free Chromebook, a Motorola RAZR M or a Nexus 7 tablet.
A $200 laptop is a difficult thing to assess. On one hand, the Acer C7 Chromebook has that shockingly low price tag, on the other, there is weak build quality and a netbook-grade processor.
A new rumor claims that Google is making plans to launch its own branded Chromebook notebook that will include a touch screen and could start shipments of the notebook by the end of 2012.
Google is promoting its new Chromebook notebooks with a campaign involving New York City's Times Square similar to what Microsoft did with the launch of Windows 8.
Google has announced that Acer will release a new Chrome OS-based notebook, the C7 Chromebook, beginning Tuesday, November 13th for just $199.
Google has announced a new ARM based Chromebook that will available on Monday. The new ARM based computer will be a fan-less machine and Google is hoping that it will be your next companion device.
Google have been forced to pull an update to their Chrome OS, and issue recovery instructions, after the latest developer update started to (almost) brick Chromebooks, rendering the devices useless.
Google has confirmed that it has hired a number of people labeled "Chrome Specialists" that will try to sell Chrome-based notebooks in Best Buy's retail stores.
Google has announced a major new update to its Chrome OS, along with a new Chromebook notebook from Samsung as well as the small desktop-like Chromebox product.
A Palo Alto library is going a step further than offering ebooks - Chromebooks are now up for grabs by lucky patrons for up to a week, and it could help save the library money and headaches.
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At Google’s I/O 2011 conference, Google co-founder Sergey Brin has used harsh words to criticize Microsoft’s Windows operating system, outlining why Google is tackling Microsoft in the heavily one-sided OS market. Captured by GeekWire during...
Google I/O has kicked off for the second and final day with another Keynote and today was all about Chrome. Chrome 160,000,000 Chrome users Speech recognition built straight into Chrome Performance improvements are the main focus GPU acceleration for...