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When Google first unveiled their lineup of Chromebooks at Google I/O in 2011, they promised a ultraportable computer with robust battery life, instant-on access, and even things like 3G connectivity so you could get your Internet on the go. They were basically a netbook in disguise, but cheaper... and potentially less functional. (Ah, netbooks. Remember those?)
Three years later, Google is still pushing... Read more →
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I was looking at building her an AMD based Mini ATX, but I'm seeing all these great, economical chrome OS based boxes for under $200.
I'm wondering how easy it would be to get her setup and functional with one.
Honestly, in a perfect world (and one where I was paid more) I'd get her a badass Mac-Mini and monitor.
Alas, my... Read more →
This is a Developer Preview, and is not the full Chrome OS, as it is still in the work by Google.
Step1: Go to http://www.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel
Step 2: Download "Dev Channel for Windows"
Step 3: Open the EXE file to start install.
Step 4: Open Chrome and select the "Relaunch Chrome in Metro", if you are not in Metro already.
There you go, Chrome OS on your PC!
If you have any Questions, please feel free to post it below, and i will...
Today, Google announced their first homegrown Chrome OS laptop, the Chromebook Pixel. Lauded for its stark industrial design and high-resolution display, Google is aiming to capture a section of the high-class PC market currently dominated by Apple's MacBooks.
With this goal in mind, Google has spruced up the idea of a traditional Chromebook with niceties like a 2560 x 1700 touchscreen display (with an odd 3:2 aspect ratio), backlit... Read more →
Today Lenovo announced that they will be selling an alternative version of their ThinkPad X131e laptop with ChromeOS. The minor caveat here is that the X131e will be an education-only laptop. No word has been given yet on price, but the current Windows version is selling for a little over $500. Given previous Chromebook pricing it's likely the final price will be between $250 and $350, which is actually really affordable for schools.
This... Read more →
- Will your Chromebook become your primary laptop?
- What are some must-have apps new Chromebook owners need to have?
- Any notable short-comings with your device?
When the first Chromebooks came out, they were overpriced, and ran an early version of Google's Chrome OS that was almost useless without an internet connection. However, Chrome has improved dramatically, and now allows offline access to locally stored documents and media files. More significantly, hardware prices have dropped dramatically. Samsung's recently released Chromebook sells for just $249, includes USB 3.0 and HDMI ports, and... Read more →
It's clear that the biggest winner in the fall of Palm was Google. Importantly, they snagged the father of webOS, Matias Duarte. Nokia and Microsoft scored some top Palm staffers as well. HP, as we all know, squandered the rest of the company's efforts.... Read more →