Chromebooks archive

  • Samsung Chromebook 2 given May UK release date
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    Samsung Chromebook 2 given May UK release date

    By 20 March 2014

    Samsung has announced that its Chromebook 2 laptop, announced at the beginning of March, will be coming to the UK in May. The 11.6-inch model will be available at "selected retailers" from 1 May, while the 13.3-incher will go on sale on 12 May. The new...

  • Samsung Chromebook 2 unveiled with more power and leather wrapping
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    Samsung Chromebook 2 unveiled with more power and leather wrapping

    By 3 March 2014

    Samsung has announced a pair of new Series 2 Chromebooks, both featuring the faux leather made famous on its Galaxy Note 3 phablet. Both ditch the plastic feel of other Chromebooks on the market, hoping to give you something a bit more elegant. Samsung...

  • Toshiba Chromebook marks the first from the company and likely not the last
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    Toshiba Chromebook marks the first from the company and likely not the last

    By 6 January 2014

    Toshiba has announced its first Chromebook, the cunningly titled Toshiba Chromebook, which packs a 13.3-inch 1366 x 768 display, Intel Celeron ULT "Bay Trail" processor and 20.2mm waistline. It sports Chrome OS, and most of the included applications require...

  • Toshiba Chromebook pictures and hands-on
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    Toshiba Chromebook pictures and hands-on

    By 6 January 2014

    Toshiba has unveiled its first Chromebook and it's a bold effort, with a 13.3-inch screen aimed at those who want a little more real estate for their online shenanigans. The screen has a 1366 x 768 resolution and naturally, being a Chromebook, comes with...

  • 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...

  • Chromebook voice functionality emerges, teasing more to come
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    Chromebook voice functionality emerges, teasing more to come

    By 20 November 2013

    You can now say "OK, Google" to your Chromebook. Well, developers can anyway. The latest developer release of Chrome OS has a buried feature that allows users to jump into voice search mode. All they have to do is open the App Launcher and say "OK, Google"...

  • Google brings parental controls to Chrome
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    Google brings parental controls to Chrome

    By 23 October 2013

    Google has announced "supervised users" within Chrome, allowing parents to manage and see what web pages their children are viewing. The supervised user feature has not yet rolled out to the masses. Right now, it's only available in the beta channel of...

  • After Nexus 5, LG could be looking to continue Google partnership with Chromebook
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    After Nexus 5, LG could be looking to continue Google partnership with Chromebook

    By 21 October 2013

    We will more than likely have to wait for another week or so for the LG-made Nexus 5 smartphone to make its official debut, but that hasn't stopped LG from looking to exploit other opportunities in partnership with software giant Google. It is said that...

  • 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...

  • Acer C720 Chromebook vs HP Chromebook 11: What's the difference?
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    Acer C720 Chromebook vs HP Chromebook 11: What's the difference?

    By 10 October 2013

    Acer and HP have just announced budget Chromebook laptops that promise to be cheaper, lighter, thinner and quicker than the previous offerings, but with both vying for your budget bucks what's the difference between the two? Screen size and Display Both...

  • Acer Chromebook C720 laughs in the face of HP's efforts
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    Acer Chromebook C720 laughs in the face of HP's efforts

    By 10 October 2013

    Google has just announced the HP Chromebook 11, but Acer doesn't care about that. It's got its own, cheaper Chromebook to announce; the Acer Chromebook C720. The new device will cost £199 in the UK - £30 cheaper than the HP offering, - and be available...

  • HP Chromebook 11 announced, coming to UK care of Currys & PC World
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    HP Chromebook 11 announced, coming to UK care of Currys & PC World

    By 8 October 2013

    Google has announced another collaboration with HP for its Chromebook series of cloud computers. The HP Chromebook 11 is smaller than the previous Pavilion Chromebook 14 - the clue is in the title - and comes in a variety of fun colour schemes. Although...

  • Buy a Samsung Chromebook 3G and get 100MB free a month with a Globalgig SIM
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    Buy a Samsung Chromebook 3G and get 100MB free a month with a Globalgig SIM

    By 17 September 2013

    Globalgig, the 3G data service, has announced a partnership with Samsung that gives users free data. Buy a Samsung Chromebook 3G to get a free Globalgig SIM that comes with 100MB of free data each month for a year. And since Globalgig is an international...

  • Google+ Photos app now live for all Chromebooks, not just a Pixel-exclusive
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    Google+ Photos app now live for all Chromebooks, not just a Pixel-exclusive

    By 20 August 2013

    The Google+ Photos app is now available for all Chromebooks, Google announced on Tuesday. The new Google+ Photos app was originally announced in June, as an exclusive for Chromebook Pixel owners. It provided an easier way for them to back up, browse and...

  • Google+ Photos app looks beyond Chromebooks - could also land for Mac and Windows?
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    Google+ Photos app looks beyond Chromebooks - could also land for Mac and Windows?

    By 25 July 2013

    Google introduced the Google+ Photos app for the Chromebook Pixel in June and said it would also launch for other Chrome OS devices. But a new report suggests the app might even release for Mac and Windows. The unofficial Google Operating System blog...

  • Google triples Chromebook availability to 6,600 stores worldwide
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    Google triples Chromebook availability to 6,600 stores worldwide

    By 17 June 2013

    Google announced on Monday that it planned to triple the availability of Chromebooks worldwide to 6,600 stores including Walmart and Staples. In addition to retailers like Best Buy and Amazon.com, Google said Walmart would begin selling the Acer Chromebook starting...

  • Netflix envisions an HTML 5 streaming future with no plug-ins
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    Netflix envisions an HTML 5 streaming future with no plug-ins

    By 16 April 2013

    HTML 5 streaming for Netflix, in lieu of Microsoft's Silverlight, has been available on Samsung's ARM-based Chromebook for a few months. A new announcement from Netflix shows the company plans to take the new web technology even further, to the satisfaction...

  • New Samsung Chromebook announced, starts at £230
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    New Samsung Chromebook announced, starts at £230

    By 19 October 2012

    Google and Samsung have again joined forces to produce a new Chromebook. But here’s the thing: this one’s cheaper, lighter and intended for all the family. The Samsung Chromebook will begin retailing on 26 October from Amazon and PC World - that’s...

  • Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook review
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    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....

  • Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 pictures and hands-on
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    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...

  • Google Chrome Zone: First Google shop opens in London
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    Google Chrome Zone: First Google shop opens in London

    By 1 October 2011

    Google has opened its first retail store within a store on London’s gadget street, Tottenham Court Road. The new store within a store, first pioneered by Apple before it started opening shops of its own, has opened in the PC World/Currys superstore...

  • Acer AC700 Chromebook says Samsung Series 5 Chromebook not allowed all the fun
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    Acer AC700 Chromebook says Samsung Series 5 Chromebook not allowed all the fun

    By 28 June 2011

    We’ve know for some time that Acer was creating a Chromebook running Google’s new operating system, Chrome OS, but now the company has dished out more information about it’s first Chromebook laptop which will go on sale in the US in the next couple...

  • Google Chromebooks now available... on pre-order
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    Google Chromebooks now available... on pre-order

    By 10 June 2011

    The two consumer Google Chromebooks, from Acer and Samsung, have finally gone on sale. Well, on pre-order, anyway. Both the Samsung Series 5 and Acer Cromia are now available for order from both Amazon.com and Best Buy in the States, with the former also...

  • 7 days living with... Google Chrome OS and the Chromebook
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    7 days living with... Google Chrome OS and the Chromebook

    By 31 May 2011

    The crux of the Chrome OS operating system is that you live your life in the cloud through a browser. There is no desktop, no installing software and no local storage or applications. If it sounds visionary, that’s because it is, but can it be your...

  • Google confirms Chromebook 3G price plans
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    Google confirms Chromebook 3G price plans

    By 13 May 2011

    Google has come clean with the 3G price plans for its forthcoming Chromebook range. Pocket-lint told you on Thursday how Three had secured status as the 3G connectivity partner for the Chromebook launch in the UK, but whilst the carrier has remained tight-lipped...