The ASUS C200 Chromebook has officially arrived for pre-order. The C200 Chromebook sports an 11.6-inch display and sits priced at $249. The notebook can be pre-ordered from Amazon and currently has an expected shipping date of June 26th.
Lenovo will soon be introducing a duo of Chromebooks to the market, the N20 and the touch-enabled N20P. Unlike its previous Chromebook models, however, these two are explicitly designed to appeal to a broader range of consumers.
The Chromebook 2 from Samsung is wildly anticipated, but will be seeing a bit of a delay. The follow-up to the groundbreaking original Chromebook from Samsung was originally slated for delivery later this month. After several pre-order customers were notified of a delay in shipping via their various points or order, Samsung has issued a response.
The latest update has arrived for Chrome OS, and in a bit of good news for those using a Chromebook -- this update is for the stable channel. Google will have this particular update rolling out over the "next several days" and bringing things to Chrome OS version 34.0.1847.118 (with Platform version 5500.100.0). More important though -- the new features.
Yesterday was the official last day of support for Windows XP. Originally released back in 2001, XP was great at the time, but with Microsoft dropping support, now is the time to move on. There are certainly options to stick with Windows, however Google is using this as an opportunity to try and convince business users to move to Chromebooks.
Pre-orders are now available for the Samsung Chromebook 2, and they can be found direct with Samsung and also by way of Amazon. Samsung originally announced the Chromebook 2 back in early-March and there are two models available -- an 11.6-inch model for $319.99 and a 13.3-inch model for $399.99.
In China, Intel has revealed their 64-bit aspirations on two fronts. Their newest Braswell chipset is one that will likely find its way into many Chromebooks, while their 64-bit Kernel for KitKat suggests a more mobile approach. Though both are still a bit further out than we’d like to think, it does give a glimpse at things to come.
When tethering your WiFi capable devices to an Android smartphone, it’s usually to check email or other quick work. The last thing you want is for cumbersome tasks to draw you into a long tethering session, but Chromebooks sometimes do. With the latest Chrome OS Dev Channel update, though, that could change.
In 2013, 2.1 million Chromebooks were shipped. By 2019, that number is expected to reach 11 million. With an increasing set of utilities that blur the lines between the browser dependent device and a traditional Windows or OS X computer, Google has made Chrome OS part of the equation, and their Chromebook lineup is likely going to continue disrupting the market.
Samsung unveiled the Chromebook 2 earlier in the month. The specs were detailed in full during that original announcement, however Samsung was a bit vague in terms of the release. If you remember back, things were left with mention about how the tablet would be arriving in April.