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    Chromebooks are continuing to shed their “cheap” laptop image. These days they’re just laptops… or sometimes tablets. Like competing Windows or macOS/iOS devices, they come in a range of sizes, shapes, and price ranges. And Acer’s new Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 are definitely premium devices. First unveiled in May, Acer has now announced […]

    The post Acer Chromebook 13, Chromebook Spin 13 coming in September for $650 and up appeared first on Liliputing.


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    You can already run some Linux applications on some Chromebooks thanks to Google’s Project Crostini software. But as I noted when testing Crostini on the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 last month, the feature is still very much a work in progress. For now it’s not available if you’re using the stable channel version of Chrome […]

    The post Installing Linux app on Chromebooks gets easier with support for .deb packages appeared first on Liliputing.


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    Google released a pretty major update for Chrome OS today, and the company has started certifying “YouTube Signature” devices for smartphones that will provide an optimal experience. But most of the big Google-related news today comes from leaks. We’ve got the best look yet at the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL (unless it’s all part […]

    The post Lilbits 326: Google announcements, Google leaks appeared first on Liliputing.


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    When Google first launched Chrome OS, it was basically an operating system built to support a single app: the Chrome web browser. The idea was that you could use Chrome to access thousands of web apps and millions of websites… but early Chromebooks were often criticized for being virtually useless if you didn’t have an […]

    The post Would you dual boot Windows on a Chromebook if you could? appeared first on Liliputing.


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    It’s been almost two years since evidence first showed up that computer makers and software developers were testing Chrome OS on hardware featuring AMD processors. Since then… nobody’s actually released an AMD-powered Chromebook. There are plenty of Chromebooks with Intel processors, and a handful with ARM-based chips from Rockchip or MediaTek. We may even see models […]

    The post Maybe we’ll see AMD Chromebooks this year… or next year? appeared first on Liliputing.


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    Google offers at least 5 years of support for every Chromebook, which means that users should get regular security and feature updates for half a decade (the clock starts ticking the day a Chromebook is released, not the day you buy it). Compared with Android smartphones, that looks pretty good. Compared to Windows computers? Not […]

    The post Google ends support for the original Chromebook Pixel appeared first on Liliputing.


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    The Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1 features a 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS touchscreen display, a 360-degree hinge that lets you use the computer in tablet, tent, stand, and laptop modes, and a Wacom EMR pen for pressure-sensitive input. The pen tucks away in a slot in the bottom of the computer when you’re not […]

    The post Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1 is a convertible with pen appeared first on Liliputing.


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    The Acer Chromebook 514 is a laptop with a 14 inch full HD IPS display, a backlit keyboard, a Corning Gorilla Glass-covered touchpad, and USB 3.1 Type-C ports. In other words, it has some premium features by Chromebook standards, but it’s still relatively cheap by laptop standards. Prices are expected to start around $350 when […]

    The post Acer Chromebook 514 coming in October for $350 appeared first on Liliputing.


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    The new Yoga Chromebook may be Lenovo’s new top-of-the-line Chrome OS laptop. But the company also has a few new models for budget laptop shoppers. The Lenovo S330 Chromebook is a 14 inch laptop with a starting price of $250 and Lenovo C330 Chromebook is an 11.6 inch convertible tablet-style laptop price at $280 and up. […]

    The post Lenovo introduces introduces two new budget Chromebooks appeared first on Liliputing.


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    Google is adding a new feature to Chrome OS that’ll make it a little easier to use a Chromebook on the same home or work network as computers running Windows, macOS, or Linux. According to Google’s François Beaufort, the latest Chrome OS Canary build includes native support for network file shares such as Samba. That should […]

    The post Chrome OS gets native support for connecting to network shared folders and files appeared first on Liliputing.


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    Google releases new builds of Chrome OS all the time, but some releases are bigger than others… and Chrome OS 69 is kind of a doozy. Among other things, it brings a new user interface for tablets, an updated Files app that makes it easier to access files used by Android apps, voice recognition and […]

    The post Chrome OS 69 stable released, bringing Linux app support to 16 Chromebooks appeared first on Liliputing.


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    Chromebooks have been shedding their reputation as cheap, low-power devices for the past few years. While some models certainly qualify, PC makers have also been following Google’s lead by bringing premium Chromebooks to the market. The latest example? The new HP Chromebook x360 14 features a full HD touchscreen display, up to an Intel Core […]

    The post HP launches Chromebook x360 14 for $599 and up appeared first on Liliputing.


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    Asus has quietly added a new 14 inch Chromebook to its lineup. The Asus Chromebcook C423 supports up to a 1080p touchscreen display, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage and up to an Intel Pentium N4200 quad-core processor. There’s no word on the price or release date yet, but you can […]

    The post Asus unveils 14 inch Chromebook C423 appeared first on Liliputing.


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    The Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 is a notebook with a 15.6 inch toucshcreen display, a 360-degree hinge, Google’s Chrome operating system, and support for up to a Core i5-8250U processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of eMMC storage. First unveiled in August, the Yoga Chromebook C630 is listed as “coming soon” […]

    The post 15.6 inch Lenovo Yoga Chromebook goes up for pre-order appeared first on Liliputing.


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    CTL’s latest Chromebox is a small desktop computer that features the kind of hardware you’d expect to find in a pretty good portable notebook. Starting in November, the company will offer a version of the CTL Chromebox CBx1 with an Intel Core i7-8550U quad-core processor for $599. For that price you get a computer with […]

    The post CTL launches a Core i7-powered Chromebox for $599 appeared first on Liliputing.


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    Lenovo’s 15.6 inch convertible Chromebook with a Core i5-8250U processor is now available for purchase. Acer’s been offering 15.6 Chromebooks for years. And now Asus is getting in on the action. After introducing the 14 inch Asus Chromebook C423 earlier this month, the company has added a page for a new 15.6 inch model to […]

    The post Asus introduces its first 15 inch Chromebook appeared first on Liliputing.


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    Google’s first Chrome OS tablet is coming soon by for $599 and up. But Google hasn’t said exactly when you’ll be able to get your hands on the Google Pixel Slate, just that it’ll hit the streets by the end of the year. While you’re waiting, you can check out the user manual though… courtesy of […]

    The post Google Pixel Slate hits the FCC appeared first on Liliputing.


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    There’s no shortage of Chromebooks on the market today, including entry-level models that sell for under $200 and premium devices that cost as much as $1600. But you can also make your own Chromebook by installing Chrome OS on a PC you may already have. Doing so could breathe new life into an aging computer […]

    The post Chromefy turns any PC into a Chromebook appeared first on Liliputing.


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    Three months after Google released Android 9 Pie, so few smartphones are running the operating system that Google still hasn’t bothered adding Pie to its Android platform distribution page (about 22 percent of phones are running Android 8.x Oreo, while the rest are running Android 7.x Nougat or earlier — even Android 2.3 Gingerbread has […]

    The post Chrome OS 72 Dev Channel brings Android 9 to Chromebooks (plus USB support for Linux apps) appeared first on Liliputing.


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    A year after rolling out technology designed to make it easier (and faster) to pair Bluetooth accessories with Android devices, Google is expanding its Fast Pair ecosystem in a few key ways. First, Google says more Bluetooth headphones and speakers will support Fast Pair soon. Second, the company is bringing Fast Pair to Chromebooks. And third, […]

    The post Google expands Fast Pair to streamline setup of Bluetooth audio devices appeared first on Liliputing.