Chrome OS

Google’s new Chromebook Pixel touts USB-C ports

As expected, Google has come out with a revamped Chromebook Pixel to add to its growing army of Chrome OS ultrabooks. And as expected, the Pixel still bore the same high resolution screen that made it so interesting 2013. Sadly, it actually is still the same 12.85-inch 2560x1700 touch-sensitive screen with the 3:2 aspect ratio and not even slightly higher. One interesting tidbit about the new model though is that it bears not one but two USB-C ports, hinting at a positive future for the new reversible plug standard.

Acer upgrades Chromebox CXI with 4th-gen IntelCore i3 chip

August of last year, Acer launched the Chromebox CXI that supports TPM 1.2 and a small footprint. Half a year later, the Taiwanese company updates the CXI lineup by adding a model that runs the 4th-gen IntelCore i3 4030U dual-core processor and supports 4k and 2K displays. Chromebox is now easier to manage and deploy, thanks to the Google Management Console, a web-based console that lets anyone control a set of Chrome OS-powered computers.

Chromebook Pixel slated for (modest) refresh

The sleek Chromebook Pixel, source of more than a bit of squabbling when it first came out a couple years ago, will be getting a refresh in the near future, it has been confirmed. The upgrade will be a modest one by the looks of it, though all the details on what, exactly, can be expected haven't yet been revealed. What we do know points toward the need for reasonable expectations: Google makes it clear this is more or less a "proof of concept" device, and it won't be available on the mass level.

Chrome OS Cloud Backup makes syncing to Google Drive easier

Backing up media files from your mobile devices is important. You can always transfer files from a smartphone or tablet to a computer using the cable but it's easier to copy files via wireless transfer although it can be slower. Thanks to cloud storage technology, it's now easier to backup photos and videos because you just click on a button to sync and copy files.

Acer C910, C740 Chromebook hands-on: built to endure students

Acer has just unveiled two new Chromebooks that have been designed with educational use squarely in mind. But aside from the usual strappings of a budget-friendly, cloud-backed portable, these devices have one special feature to boast of: durability. Since these notebooks are targeted for use in schools and by students, Acer has equipped them with a few features that improve the hardiness of the Chromebooks to withstand the wear and tear of everyday academic use.

Google to pull out Chrome to Mobile extension starting February

Bad news for those who frequently use the "Print to my Phone" feature on Chrome web browser: Google is pulling out the Chrome to Mobile browser extension from Google Cloud Print starting next month. By early February, you will not be able to "print" directly to the phone or send web content from a computer to a mobile device. Instead of the Chrome extension, you are requested to use the tab sync now.

Acer announces biggest Chromebook with 15-inch display, Core i3

Acer, which says it has 40% of the market in the Chromebook segment, has announced that they are releasing the world's biggest Chromebook (so far). The Chromebook 15 not only boasts of a 15.6-inch display, a huge leap from the previous largest 13-inch device, but is also the first of its kind to run on Intel's newest processor, the 5th generation Core i3.

HP quietly rolls out Touchscreen HP Chromebook 14 G3

Back in September, HP brought the the Chromebook 11 new colors together with the HP Slatebook 14. This holiday season, the company brings yet another Chromebook: the Touchscreen HP Chromebook 14 G3. It's not exactly new but it's a touchscreen version of the Chrome OS-running Chromebook 14 introduced a few months ago. This new version is now available in the United States with a $439.99 price tag--just in time for Christmas.
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