Toshiba Chromebook 2 Price

This is our favorite Chromebook

By on March 21, 2016 at 6:10 PM.

This is our favorite Chromebook

Talk about a major market disruption that’s actually worthy of the term “disruption.” You see that word everywhere these days, but it’s rarely used to describe something that’s actually disruptive. But in the case of Google’s Chrome OS and the Chromebooks it powers, it couldn’t be more apropos. These shockingly capable laptops are typically available at a fraction of the price of similar Windows devices, and they deliver more than enough power and functionality to get the job done.

Now, as if Chromebooks weren’t already affordable enough, Amazon has a nice little deal going on our favorite version of the Toshiba Chromebook 2. More →

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Turn a PC Mac into Chromebook

Turn any old, slow computer into a speedy Chromebook with this free software

By on February 18, 2016 at 5:05 PM.

Turn any old, slow computer into a speedy Chromebook with this free software

No matter how many upgraded components and additional features you get on a new laptop, it’s only a matter of time before it begins to slow down. It’s an unfortunate fact of life, but just because your computer isn’t as speedy as it used to be doesn’t mean you have to throw it away or sell it for parts.

Turn it into a Chromebook instead. More →

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Chromebook Amazon

Last chance: One more day to enjoy big savings on 10 different Chromebooks from Amazon

By on October 1, 2015 at 10:54 AM.

Last chance: One more day to enjoy big savings on 10 different Chromebooks from Amazon

Last week, we told you about a great sale Amazon was having on open-box Chromebooks, potentially saving you big bucks on a perfectly good Chromebook that has been previously returned. The good news is that this sweet sale is still going, so it’s not too late to save big. But the bad news is that you only have one more day to jump on this deal, because it expires tomorrow at midnight. More →

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Chromebook Amazon

Amazon deals: Chromebooks are already cheap, but you can save even more on 10 different models

By on September 21, 2015 at 10:04 AM.

Amazon deals: Chromebooks are already cheap, but you can save even more on 10 different models

If you don’t think Google’s Chromebooks are making waves in the PC market, you’re not paying attention. Google’s lightweight desktop operating system is more than capable of keeping pace with Windows for school, light work, browsing, streaming, research and more — and buying a Chromebook instead of  Windows machine means saving hundreds in the process.

As affordable as Chromebooks are every day, however, you can still save even more money by taking advantage of a limited-time sale on Amazon. More →

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Chromebook Vs Windows

The one reason you should consider buying a Chromebook over a Windows or Mac laptop

By on August 14, 2014 at 1:14 PM.

The one reason you should consider buying a Chromebook over a Windows or Mac laptop

When Google first announced its plans to offer a lightweight, browser-like operating system, pundits had a field day. Why go up against Windows? Why not use Android? Fast-forward to today, and you’ll find that sales of inexpensive Chromebooks are climbing faster than almost anyone expected, particularly in schools. It makes sense, of course – why should a school spend twice as much on a Windows machine when a cheap Chromebook can get the job done?

For personal use, Windows notebooks and Apple’s MacBook laptops are seen by many as the obvious choice over Chromebooks because they are so much more powerful and flexible. As it turns out, however, Chromebooks’ biggest weakness might also be their greatest strength. More →

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iPad vs. Chromebook For Students

Teachers explain why they’re ditching iPads for ‘much more useful’ Chromebooks

By on August 6, 2014 at 3:25 PM.

Teachers explain why they’re ditching iPads for ‘much more useful’ Chromebooks

As popular as the iPad has been for end consumers, schools have also been a major part of the tablet’s success. Ever since Apple launched the iPad in 2010, schools all over the country have experimented with placing them in classrooms or giving them to students to bring home with them. The Atlantic reports that although many institutions were initially satisfied with the results, many are now beginning to see the potential upshot of affordable laptops over expensive tablets. More →

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Google Chromebook Updates

Google is bringing Android to your Chromebook

By on June 25, 2014 at 1:58 PM.

Google is bringing Android to your Chromebook

Google is giving the Chromebook line a major boost with enhanced Android integration. Stealing the spotlight on Amazon, all 10 of the top 10 highest rated laptops are Chromebooks. The popularity of the device has been growing rapidly, and now Google has some significant updates in store for Chrome OS. More →

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Chromebook Discount

Google issues new Chromebook deals to celebrate the death of Windows XP support

By on April 9, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

Google issues new Chromebook deals to celebrate the death of Windows XP support

Google’s low-cost, light-duty Chromebooks have been taking schools by storm. They’re also seen as terrific options for consumers on the hunt for a cheap web browsing box. The question of whether or not Chromebooks are suitable for the workplace, however, is a topic of much debate. That certainly won’t stop Google from making a big push in the enterprise market though, and the company on Tuesday evening announced a few new deals intended to lure enterprise users over to the Chrome side. More →

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Windows Apps On Chrome OS

Microsoft’s worst nightmare has been realized: Windows apps are coming to Chrome OS

By on February 13, 2014 at 9:15 AM.

Microsoft’s worst nightmare has been realized: Windows apps are coming to Chrome OS

Microsoft’s worst nightmare used to be a world where the media tablet category got so hot that it ate into PC sales. That nightmare is no longer a nightmare, however, because it has become a reality. Taking its place, then, is a world where computers powered by Google’s Chrome OS are just as capable and versatile as Windows computers. Unfortunately for the Redmond, Washington-based technology giant, that nightmare has become a reality as well. More →

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Chromebook School Sales Analysis

It’s official: Microsoft has a reason to fear Chromebooks

By on January 24, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

It’s official: Microsoft has a reason to fear Chromebooks

We were surprised last year when Microsoft started launching an anti-Chromebook ad campaign because, quite frankly, we’d never see anyone really use a Chromebook in the wild before and Chromebooks were nowhere to be found on usage statistics published by NetMarketShare. A few weeks later, however, we started hearing stories about Chromebook usage surging in schools although we didn’t have any real data to back up such claims. Now, however, The Wall Street Journal directs our attention to new research from Futuresource Consulting showing that Chromebooks’ share of the K-12 market for tablets and laptops exploded from just 1% in 2012 to 19% in 2013. What’s more, Windows’s share of the same market declined from 47.5% to 28% over the same period. More →

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Chromebook School Sales Analysis

Microsoft might have reason to fear Chromebooks after all

By on January 3, 2014 at 7:25 PM.

Microsoft might have reason to fear Chromebooks after all

Late last year, we wondered why Microsoft was seemingly wasting its time bashing Chromebooks, the low-cost browser-based laptops that have barely registered in consumer sales figures. However, Fortune’s Michael Helft writes that Chromebooks have the potential to give Microsoft major headaches in one of its important markets: Schools. In particular, Helft says that his sons’ school district has started buying up Chromebooks instead of PCs and he says that they’re delivering some real advantages. More →

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iPad Android Tablet Sales 2013

Ballmer’s nightmare: Chromebooks saw huge business sales growth in 2013

By on December 31, 2013 at 8:30 AM.

Ballmer’s nightmare: Chromebooks saw huge business sales growth in 2013

Despite the rise of Android devices, Apple has managed to keep up its position atop the U.S. tablet market for years. But as 2013 draws to a close, the disparity between the two major players in the market has grown smaller than ever. According to new research from The NPD Group, Android tablet sales in commercial channels in the U.S. jumped more than 160% from 2012, capturing 8.7% of personal computing device sales between January and November this year. Apple did manage to beat out its competition once again, but the iPad’s market share actually decreased from 17.1% last year to 15.8% in 2013. Even with the release of two brand new iPad models, Apple is beginning to feel the pressure from Android and Windows vendors, which are leaving their mark with some solid tablets of their own. More →

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Microsoft Anti-Chromebook Campaign

Why is Microsoft wasting its time bashing Chromebooks? [updated]

By on December 6, 2013 at 3:23 PM.

Why is Microsoft wasting its time bashing Chromebooks? [updated]

So it seems that Microsoft has put together yet another ad bashing Google’s line of Chromebooks. The Verge’s Tom Warren says this aggressive line of attack raises a key question: Why in God’s name is Microsoft actually worried about Chromebooks? I’ve tried to figure this out myself and I have not been able to come up with anything resembling a logical answer. More →

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