Dell has unveiled a new Chrome OS device that is aimed at the education environment called the Chromebook 11. As the 11 in the name implies, the machine has an 11-inch screen with anti-glare coating and a native resolution of 1366 x 768.
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 has introduced a new app which lets you control and access your Chromebook or Chromebox remotely from several other different platforms. While the Chrome Remote Desktop app allows you to remotely access another computer through your Chrome browser or Chromebook, the Google Chromebook Remote app gives you just the opposite - access to your Chromebook from a different computer. Although there might be some lag, these two pieces of software effectively connect every desktop computer you might have in your home and in any remote location.
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.
If you've received or bought a new Chromebook for Christmas, chances are the first think you're thinking about is the painstaking process of transferring files from your smartphone, tablet or PC into your new toy. Intel is trying to make the migration a little bit easier by introducing an app that will help you bring your files into the cloud, thus making it more accessible. They believe this is the perfect time to use the Easy Migration app.
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.
Your Chromebook will soon get a new feature although Google has not formally made an announcement about the latest "Ok Google" support. Yup, your notebook is getting the voice command as soon as it's out of beta. Right now, the Internet giant is testing the feature and is slowly rolling it out on Chromebooks as part of the latest developer build. This one needs to be enabled and device must be trained first before a new search opens automatically when you say "Ok Google".
As always, Google is becoming more generous than ever. Why, the Internet giant is giving Chromebook owners a special bonus for the holiday season. No, it won’t be giving away Nexus device but Google is giving 1TB of Google Drive storage for new Chromebook buyers for a couple of years. It’s not unlimited but the 1TB is a lot of storage you won’t be able to use it all up.
Naysayers about Chromebooks' usefulness for more "professional" work beyond cloud-based document editing now have one less argument to use. Google has just announced that the Chrome OS-toting laptops can now be used for photo editing and digital painting thanks to Adobe's Creative Cloud and Photoshop.
Bringing its two "mobile" platforms closer together, Google has just revealed the pioneers of its "Android apps on Chrome OS" endeavor. Now you will be able to run Evernote, Duolingo, Vine, and Sight Words on any Chromebook, or any device that runs Google's Chrome OS for that matter.