Asus has launched a new hybrid machine, the Chromebook Flip C100. It features a 10-inch IPS display, and can comfortably be flipped around to transform it into a tablet. The device runs Chrome OS, however, it can run Android applications as well.
There are many different types of Chromebooks out there all with different features and price points. Today Amazon is having a great sale on the Acer 11.6″ Chromebook Laptop 2GB 16GB for only $109.99. They are certified refurbished from Acer and also sold directly from Acer. Anyone worried about refurbished products will be happy to know they offer a 90 warranty free of charge.
Earlier today, CTL took the wraps off its latest Chromebook, the H4 Education. This model is aimed at students in lower and middle school who require access to the Internet and basic word processing software via Google Drive. The device will retail for $199 and has a 10 hour battery on board, making it the perfect companion for any student.
If you’ve kept up with Chromebooks over the past few years, you’ve probably noticed how different manufacturers have been testing out different processors for their ultra-portable laptops. Most Chromebooks tend to use Intel’s low-power chips, but we’ve seen some experimentation from other companies, such as Samsung using their own ARM Exynos processors and Asus using Nvidia’s Tegra K1 chips. However, ARM processor usage has been pretty limited up to this point, mostly because ARM processors just haven’t completely matched up to Intel’s offerings in the performance category. Read more
We recently reported that the Google Chromebook sales have reached 5.7 million in 2014, with more expected later this year. And according to a report by research firm Gartner, this is indeed true as they believe there will be at least 7.5 million units of the Chromebooks sold in 2015. Read more
If you are the proud owner of a new Chromebook Pixel, you’ll be glad to hear of a new, experimental feature called Lucid Sleep. Whilst it sounds like some sort of hush-hush project at Lockheed’s SkunkWorks facility, Lucid Sleep is actually a way of ensuring that your new Pixel Chromebook keeps up to date with push notifications while it is sleeping, much like your smartphone does.
Earlier today, Acer took the wraps off the fourth variant of its 15.6-inch Chromebook, the CB3-531. This model packs similar internals to all the previous generation of the device, but now features a 11.5 hour battery, which the company claims is the longest any Chromebook currently on the market has to offer.
After the recent announcement of new Chrome OS-powered devices, consumers have options on the low-end and high-end to match their needs. There are devices ranging from $149 to more than $1,000. So it makes sense that the latest advertisement for Chromebooks focuses on the devices being ‘for everyone, everywhere.’ The ad shifts through various scenes in which people are using a Chromebook differently. The uses highlight education, photography, editing, entertainment, and more. Some of the brands spotted are not available in the United States which actually shows how easy it is for Chrome OS to go from market to market with ease.
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Chromebooks are already incredibly affordable, but ASUS looks like they’re preparing to undercut the competition even further with a cheaper model. The ASUS C201 is listed in an education ordering brochure and mentions specs like a Rockchip processor and an 11.6″ inch screen with 4 GB of RAM, and the catalog mentions that it’s the “cheapest Chromebook ever.” Read more