Chromebook archive

  • HP falls in line with its own Chromebox, bringing colour to the Chrome OS world
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    HP falls in line with its own Chromebox, bringing colour to the Chrome OS world

    By 6 February 2014

    Hewlett-Packard has become the next company to announce a Chromebox, following Asus, Samsung and Dell. Available in spring 2014 in the US, HP's take on the small Chrome OS computer will be a colourful affair. It will launch in four colour options of...

  • Google Chromebox for meetings bundle takes on video conferencing in US for $999, expect UK version soon
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    Google Chromebox for meetings bundle takes on video conferencing in US for $999, expect UK version soon

    By 6 February 2014

    Google's just made the Chrome platform more diverse by introducing a Chromebox bundle for video conferencing. Called Chromebox for meetings, Gooogle's bundle is a conferencing system comprised an Asus Chromebox with an Intel Core i7 chip. It also has...

  • Hands-on: Acer Chromebook C720P review
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    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...

  • Google in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts
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    Google in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

    By 1 January 2014

    Google had a successful year, with more profits, more products, rising stock price and a stronghold on the mobile OS market worldwide, but 2014 is on the horizon, so what's in store for the next 12 months? Here are our predictions for what to expect from...

  • Google Chromebooks account for 21 per cent of notebook sales
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    Google Chromebooks account for 21 per cent of notebook sales

    By 28 December 2013

    Google's Chromebook platform performed better than expected in 2013. The cheap notebooks running Chrome OS, priced around $200, now claim 21 per cent of all notebook sales, according to research group NDP. The rise came in 2013. Chrome OS made up 0.2...

  • LG Chromebase unveiled as first Chrome OS AIO desktop with 21.5-inch HD IPS display
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    LG Chromebase unveiled as first Chrome OS AIO desktop with 21.5-inch HD IPS display

    By 18 December 2013

    There's about to be a new all-in-one desktop PC on the market running Google Chrome OS, and it's called the LG Chromebase. LG has just introduced the first Chromebase. It's a desktop computer with a 21.5-inch widescreen Full HD IPS display at 1,920-by-1,080-pixel...

  • Dell's first Chromebook 11 is aimed at schools, launches in January
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    Dell's first Chromebook 11 is aimed at schools, launches in January

    By 11 December 2013

    Dell is joining the likes of HP and Asus in the Chromebook market come January 2014 in the US and UK. Its first device, the Chromebook 11, is aimed at school teachers, students and administrators, at a low price of £159/$300 for the 2GB of RAM system....

  • Google Winter Wonderlabs pop up in six US cities, showing off Nexus 7 and more
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    Google Winter Wonderlabs pop up in six US cities, showing off Nexus 7 and more

    By 16 November 2013

    It's Christmastime...and Google wants parents to put a brand new Nexus 7 under their trees. To help push this tablet on to consumers during the holidays, the company has set up Winter Wonderlabs in six US cities. Google described the Winter Wonderlabs...

  • Asus roadmap for 2014 includes Chromebook line and new smartphones
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    Asus roadmap for 2014 includes Chromebook line and new smartphones

    By 14 November 2013

    Asus is looking to expand its footprint past the dwindling traditional PC business with the launch of more smartphones and its first Chromebook line. Asus CEO Jerry Shen told investors at a recent conference that the company planned to launch new smartphones...

  • A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October
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    A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October

    By 19 October 2013

    Another week rolls on by and it's been busy, busy, busy. In addition to the announcement of the 10th Pocket-lint Awards, due to take place at the end of November, there have been all kinds of mighty products rolling in through the office. Top of the list...

  • HP Chromebook 11 review
    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...

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

  • New Chromebooks: 50 per cent battery life boost in upcoming Intel Haswell models
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    New Chromebooks: 50 per cent battery life boost in upcoming Intel Haswell models

    By 11 September 2013

    Chromebooks are set to get a big kick up the rear when it comes to battery life. Intel Haswell-based Chromebooks were announced today at the Intel Developers Forum 2013, promising 50 per cent battery life improvement over current-generation models. That's...

  • Asus Chromebooks reportedly set to launch by end of year
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    Asus Chromebooks reportedly set to launch by end of year

    By 15 August 2013

    Asus plans to enter the Chromebook market by the end of 2013 in an attempt to hook more consumers and boost its shipment numbers for notebooks, according to a new report. Digitimes reported on Thursday that Asus wants to nab consumers in the education...

  • A week in reviews: June 3 - 7
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    A week in reviews: June 3 - 7

    By 8 June 2013

    June is the month when the summer sun should come out in the UK. It's also the month when we've brought you a variety of product reviews - some ideal for soaking up the rays outdoors such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, others such as Naughty Dog's PS3...

  • HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 review
    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...

  • Chromebook march continues, Acer and Asus reportedly planning new devices
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    Chromebook march continues, Acer and Asus reportedly planning new devices

    By 30 April 2013

    Google plans to promote its Chrome OS aggressively, as Acer and Asus launch new Chromebooks in the second half of 2013, according to Digitimes' supply chain sources. Both companies remain optimistic about Chrome OS's long-term future, according to the...

  • HP launches its first Chromebook, the Pavilion 14
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    HP launches its first Chromebook, the Pavilion 14

    By 24 April 2013

    HP is the latest manufacturer to enter into the world of affordable Chromebooks with the Pavilion 14. The laptop features a 14-inch display with HP BrightView tech. What does this mean? Basically, that the screen is easier to read and brighter than most,...

  • Google shipping LTE Chromebook Pixel by 8 April
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    Google shipping LTE Chromebook Pixel by 8 April

    By 25 March 2013

    Even though the Wi-Fi model of the Chromebook Pixel has been available for several weeks, the LTE version is still yet to hit the market. Luckily, Google has updated the touch-enabled laptop's page on the Google Play store to reflect that the LTE version...

  • Chromebook Pixel review
    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...

  • Google+ Photos app for Chrome previewed, brings auto-uploading, best shot selection
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    Google+ Photos app for Chrome previewed, brings auto-uploading, best shot selection

    By 27 February 2013

    When the Chromebook Pixel was announced last week, Sundar Pichai, VP of Chrome at Google, also quickly mentioned that a new Google+ Photos app was in the works. At the time it was very briefly covered, overshadowed but the announcement of the premium...

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

  • Google Chromebook with touchscreen reportedly launching this year
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    Google Chromebook with touchscreen reportedly launching this year

    By 21 February 2013

    Google and an unnamed manufacturer are developing a touchscreen-enabled Chromebook for launch in 2013, according to The Wall Street Journal.  The new report lines up nicely with a fairly sketchy video leaked earlier this month which gave an overview...

  • Google-designed Chromebook with touchscreen and 2560x1700 display leaked on video
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    Google-designed Chromebook with touchscreen and 2560x1700 display leaked on video

    By 6 February 2013

    Google has a high-end Chromebook laptop with a touchscreen and 2560x1700 resolution dubbed the "Google Link" behind its walls for testing, according to a leaked video.  Developer Francois Beaufort, who has provided several leaks out of Google in recent...

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook for schools takes Google OS into the classroom
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    Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook for schools takes Google OS into the classroom

    By 17 January 2013

    Lenovo has entered the Chromebook space with the new ThinkPad X131e Chromebook, a new Google OS powered version of the company's X131e laptop, this time aimed at the education market. Ruggedised and designed to handle a bit of a beating, that you know,...