earlier rumor, Acer has officially unveiled the C720P Chromebook -- with touchscreen display. As the C720 in the name suggests, this latest Acer branded Chromebook is another in the growing lineup. And aside from being multi-touch capable, the display measures in at 11.6-inches and sits with a resolution of 1377 x 768. Perhaps the key here, Acer has the C720P paired with what seems to be an attractive price point.
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Android 4.4 Kit Kat added some functionality for the 'OK Google' voice command. Basically, you can now use the command without having to tap the microphone icon. Of course, those using a Moto X have it sightly better thanks to Touchless Controls. But while things are improving on the mobile side, it looks like this setup is also starting to take shape for those with a Chromebook.
Lenovo is aiming for the education market with their latest notebook announcement. The particular notebook is a Chromebook, specifically, the ThinkPad X131e Chromebook and it sports a rugged design. Some of the rugged features include a rubber bumper, reinforced ports to minimize chances of accidental damage and a stronger keyboard that protects the keys from being removed.
Acer rolled out the C720 Chromebook lineup back in October. At the time that meant the C720-2800 which had a price tag of $249.99. Well, flashing forward a little more than a month and there is now a second model in the lineup. This latest is the C720-2848 and it brings a similar set of specs with a lower price point.
stopped selling the new HP Chromebook 11, effective immediately. Best Buy store managers were sent a memo which read, in part, “Stores should stop selling the HP Chromebook 11 effective immediately”. This removal from the retail space is widespread, with Amazon and other retailers also pulling the item from their product listings.
Chromecast users? Google Drive presentations. Google is apparently testing a method for getting your presentations straight from Drive onto your TV screen, without the hassle of casting an entire screen or tab.
Chrome. This one is called "Supervised Users" and for now it will be available by way of the beta channel. This one will be coming for those using a Chromebook as well as those using the Chrome browser on Windows, Mac or Linux. Basically, as the name would imply, this will allow the manager (parent) to create a restricted user profile.
Nexus 4 and upcoming Nexus 5, may be getting a little more Google-centric. Reports now indicate that LG will be making a line of Chrome OS devices, and have trademarked names for them. While the filing suggests that they will simply be Chromebooks -- as we’re used to seeing -- it could also mean something new, and the resurgence of one Chrome product we’ve long since left behind.
Play Music All Access customers are reporting issues with playback on some web interfaces. While the issue is not widespread, it is affecting enough customers to get our attention. Oddly enough, the Android app seems to work just fine.
Acer has officially announced the C720 Chromebook, and as we had been expecting to happen, this one has arrived with Haswell. In this case, the processor will be an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Intel Haswell micro-architecture. The processor will be paired with 4GB of RAM and the notebook will sport an 11.6-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768.