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The best Chromebooks, as of April 2015

They all run the same software, but there are big differences between these Chromebook models We've done our best to keep up with Chromebook coverage here at Android Central for a variety of reasons, not the least of which being that we use these machines every single day. We spend time with...
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Acer's new $199 Chromebook is a Celeron-powered 15-incher

Acer today in New York announced a new 15-inch Chromebook — the horribly named CB3-531 — sort of a Intel Celeron-powered little brother to the Acer 910 announced earlier this year and the higher-end CB5 series. The CB3-531 promises more than 11 hours of battery life for just $199. The display —...
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Box cloud storage integration is coming to Chrome OS soon

Soon Google Drive won't be the only option for cloud storage on your Chromebook. Speaking at an enterprise-focused Chrome Live online event, Google announced that Box integration will soon be coming to Chrome OS. In a forthcoming release of Chrome OS users will be able to sign in and have access...
Chrome OS stable channel update brings Material Design touches, updated calculator app, more

Chrome OS stable channel update brings Material Design touches, updated calculator app, more

Google has announced an update to the stable channel for Chrome OS today that brings a number of notable changes, including a refreshed Files app. The update bumps Chrome OS up to version 42.0.2311.87, and in addition to bringing the Files app up-to-date with Material Design guidelines, the...
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Chrome 42 pushed to stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux

Chrome 42 brings a new push API, fixes and enhancements, and the answer to life, the universe and everything. Google has pushed the latest version of Chrome — version 42 — to the stable channel for users on Windows, OS X and Linux. Your browser should automatically pull the new version through...
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Why your next Chromebook should have a touch screen

A slew of Android apps are coming to Chrome, and they are all designed to be touched. The web isn't very touch-friendly. I've used a Chromebook Pixel as my primary laptop for years, and I can say with authority that websites and web apps are designed for a mouse and keyboard. That makes...
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Google will launch the new Chromebook Pixel in the UK on April 21

The second-generation Chromebook Pixel is launching in the UK this month and will be available on April 21. Prices start from £799 for the Intel Core i5 version. What's more is Currys PC World is partnering up with Google to offer the new laptops, which will also be available online on the...
Google's ARC Welder helps Android developers bring their apps to Chrome

Google's ARC Welder app helps Android developers bring their apps to Chrome

Google released a new tool called ARC Welder today to help developers bring their Android apps over to Chrome OS and the Chrome browser. With the ARC Welder Chrome App, developers can easily run their app's APK file in Chrome OS and the Chrome browser to test compatibility and make tweaks before...
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Acer announces the first all-in-one touchscreen Chromebase

Acer is going where no other has gone before by adding a touchscreen to their upcoming all-in-one Chromebase. Acer's newest addition to the Chrome OS family will be an all-in-one Chromebase that brings a touchscreen to the device for the first time ever. Chromebase is an all-in-one desktop that...
The best text editors for your Chromebook

The best text editors for your Chromebook

The best text editors for Chrome Your Chromebook is more than a browser. Chrome is a complete application platform, and crafty developers have built out the Chrome Store with apps that fill just about every requirement a modern laptop needs — including text editors. I write for a living....
Google announces four new Chromebooks under $249, aimed towards those on a budget

Google announces four new Chromebooks under $249, aimed towards those on a budget

Google has just announced four new additions to the Chromebook family, all of them priced under $249. The Chromebook lineup has again grown, this time with additions from Hisense, Haier, and two new Asus models, all priced under $250. Google's announcement included the ASUS Chromebook Flip,...
Chromebit is an entire Chrome OS computer in an HDMI stick

Google Chromebit packs an entire Chrome OS computer into an HDMI stick

If you've been looking for the easiest way to get Chrome OS onto your TV, Google's new Chromebit HDMI stick might be exactly what you need. Google has a new type of Chrome OS device, one that's designed to make it easier and more discreet than ever to hook up a TV. It's called Chromebit, and it'...
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How to enable Dropbox integration into the file manager on your Chromebook

Yo dawg, we heard you liked cloud storage on your Chromebook so we put more cloud in your cloud. Well, we didn't do it of course, but Chrome developer Yoichiro Tanaka has found a way to integrate all of your Dropbox into the file manager app on your Chromebook. Or Chromebox. Or that crazy...
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The Chromebook Help app: Why you can safely give your parent a Chromebook

Chromebooks are supposed to be 'made for everyone', but that doesn't mean it doesn't take adjusting to. Just as there's some adjustment to using any new computer — even one with the same operating system — Chromebooks take a little fresh thinking and a little time to get the hang of for most...
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How the AC editors use (or don't use) their Chromebooks

The one where we ask ourselves if a Chromebook works for us. We're pretty bullish on Chromebooks around here. Even though they may not fit our lives quite right, we know that for plenty of folks a good, sturdy and inexpensive Chromebook is just the ticket for the things they need. We've...
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Five things you need to know about your new Chromebook

Getting started with a new Chromebook? Here's where to begin. So you just got a new Chromebook? Awesome! They make for a great little laptop, and are a favorite of many of us here at Android Central. We use them both for work and play (I'm writing this on one) because they are ultra-portable...
Multi accounts on Chromebook

How to use multiple accounts on your Chromebook

The little slogan for a Google Account is 'One Account, All of Google', but sometimes one account isn't enough to get you by. Some of us need personal accounts, joint accounts, professional accounts, work-controlled accounts... really, it's enough to make your head spin. And while Chrome OS...
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The Acer C910 Chromebook gets faster with an Intel Core i5 processor

The previously-launched Acer C910 Chromebook is getting a hardware upgrade with a faster 5th generation Intel Core i5 processor being put inside. The previous versions of the 15.6-inch Chromebook that launched in January had slower Intel Core i3-5005U or Intel Celeron 3205U processors. The new...
Google says to look out for more USB-C Chromebooks and Android phones

Google says to look out for more USB-C Chromebooks and Android phones

USB-C arrived in Google-land with the new Chromebook Pixel, but it's not going to stop there. Google says the new all-in-one connector's coming to more devices soon. The reversible USB-C connector has made quite the splash this week, arriving in the new Apple MacBook and the just-updated...
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The new Google Store is your one-stop web shop for Chromebooks, Nexus devices and more

Google has just launched a dedicated website, the Google Store, where the company will sell all of its hardware products, including Chromebooks, Nexus smartphones and tablets and more. The new storefront comes at the same time Google is launching a new version of its high-end Chromebook Pixel....

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