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Chromebooks

Google is testing a new VRR display feature in Chrome OS

March 22nd, 2022

Google could be bringing variable refresh rate, or VRR, to its Chrome OS operating system, new reports say. About Chromebooks was the first to pick up on the change, which was recently added to the operating system’s dev channel. Making VRR in Chrome OS a staple feature could help Google’s OS keep up with more …

Acer Chromebook Spin 11: Price, specs, and details

Acer’s new $350 Chromebook is the MacBook Air successor we all need

January 23rd, 2018

Apple has stubbornly refused to update the MacBook Air in any meaningful way for the last three years, leaving us with an “entry-level” $999 laptop with a woefully outdated screen and body design. If you’re thinking about buying one, it’s probably because you need an affordable computer with great battery life, enough power to handle …

Meltdown, Spectre in Chromebooks

Here’s all the Chromebooks that are vulnerable to Meltdown

January 11th, 2018

Tech companies are scrambling to sort out the mess created by the recently-revealed Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities. Thanks to how the flaws work, the majority of smartphones and PCs are vulnerable and will need updating. The one exception appears to be Chromebooks. Meltdown mainly affects Intel processors, and many Chromebooks run on other chips. …

Microsoft Office apps

At long last, Microsoft Office is finally available on Chromebooks

November 27th, 2017

In what appears to be the final chapter in a rather inexplicable saga, Microsoft’s Office suite is now compatible with all Google Chromebooks with access to the Google Play store. If you haven’t followed this story, here’s what you need to know. Back in 2013, Microsoft released Office Mobile for iOS and Android. Then, in …

Windows 10 vs Chrome OS

Leaked document spills the details of Microsoft’s Chromebook alternative

April 21st, 2017

Chromebooks are very quietly taking the computer world by storm. First, they came for the classrooms, using absurdly low per-device prices and Google’s free Office alternative to get into schools. More recently, a series of sub-$500 Chromebooks have come out that use absurd battery life and good-enough performance to get even the most dedicated bloggers …

MacBook alternative

Asus just made its $500 MacBook official

January 3rd, 2017

Ok, so Asus obviously isn’t making a $500 Hackintosh. But given how good this $500 Chromebook looks, the comparison is obvious. Apple’s Retina MacBook is meant to be the ultimate netbook. It’s a near-perfect computer for internet browsing, Netflix streaming and basic work. But it also costs upwards of $1,000, which is a lot of …

HP Chromebook 11 G5

This $190 Chromebook is perfect for running Android apps

June 28th, 2016

Chromebooks are big business these days! No, really: they’re outselling Macbooks, and with the recent addition of the Google Play Store, you can now run millions of Android apps on Chrome OS. But as you can probably imagine, clicking your way through Snapchat with a keyboard and mouse is a little laborious. To solve all …