Reviews & hands-on

  • Laptops

    Hands-on: Acer Chromebook C720P review

    By 4 January 2014

    We're not the biggest Chromebook fans here at Pocket-lint, but they've been going down a storm with the public eager to snap up these affordable Google-OS-based machines. And Acer has stepped up to the plate and introduced the first affordable touchscreen...

  • Laptops 3 out of 5

    HP Chromebook 11 review

    By 17 October 2013

    The Google Chromebook is an interesting experience and proposition. For your money you get a browser-based operating system that is easy to use, but limited by the fact that you need to be online to really be able to use it to its full potential. Despite...

  • Laptops

    HP Chromebook 14 hands-on, we check out the colourful late 2013 Intel Haswell model

    By 12 September 2013

    The HP Chromebook 14 is the latest - and joint-largest - Chromebook to show its face at this year's Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco. The replacement for the earlier "Pavilion" Chromebook 14, the latest model is available in a number of different...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 review

    By 4 June 2013

    The HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 is a slightly different Chromebook prospect: the Google Chrome OS operating system laptop - which needs to be online via Wi-Fi for its full cloud-based functionality - boasts a 14-inch screen size, making it the largest Chromebook...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Chromebook Pixel review

    By 4 March 2013

    The Chromebook Pixel sits in a category all of its own, which some might say is the ultimate expression of form over function. Every inch of this premium Chromebook has been scrutinised, honed and perfected. That’s exactly what Google intended when...

  • Laptops

    Google announces high-end Chromebook Pixel, we go hands-on

    By 21 February 2013

    Google has revealed its anticipated high-end next-generation Chromebook, known as the Chromebook Pixel. Sundar Pichai, senior vice-president of Chrome and apps at Google, introduced the new premium Google notebook, which is pitched at the premium Chrome...

  • Laptops 3 out of 5

    Acer C7 Chromebook review

    By 17 December 2012

    The Acer C7 Chromebook is a budget, sub-£200 laptop built around the Chrome "browser only" operating system. The price sounds attractive, but it means basic specs rather than a powerhouse are on the cards - which is exactly what some people will be looking...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung Series 3 Chromebook 303C review

    By 12 December 2012

    The Samsung Series 3 Chromebook is the latest in the line of Google OS based laptops. For those unfamiliar, the Chromebook concept is simple - a small, light and ultimately affordable laptop that, in many respects, is nothing more than a web browser capable...

  • Laptops 3 out of 5

    Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook review

    By 22 June 2012

    What do you do on your laptop? Surf the web, write documents, watch a bit of video? Yeah, we thought so. Despite having machines that are capable of incredible things, laptops that have enough computing power to achieve almost anything you can imagine....

  • Laptops

    Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 pictures and hands-on

    By 1 June 2012

    The Chromebook is a curious idea. Essentially, it's a normal laptop - albeit one too low-powered to really run Windows - that has a stripped-down version of Linux installed, along with a version of Google's Chrome browser. And that's it. There are no...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review

    By 18 July 2011

    The idea of the laptop is that it is your mobile office. Everything that the computer at the desk offers you on the go, be it your files, the web, email, or more, repackaged in a handy portable parcel. That idea works when you can take those files with...