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Summary:

After looking at the latest new Chromebooks and finding issues with some, perhaps the HP Chromebook 14 is a happy medium? Plus, new buttons on a Chrome OS software keyboard hint at the possibility of a Chrome OS tablet.

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We may have touched a nerve when suggesting the HP Chromebook 11 over the Acer Chromebook C720; perhaps the HP Chromebook 14 is a happy medium? Chrome OS tablet rumors have resurfaced, but with good reason: Why would the software keyboard include buttons for hardware controls such as brightness and power? And last up is a great article we highly recommend if you just don’t “get” what Chrome OS is all about: Sometimes less is much more.

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SHOW NOTES:

HP Chromebook 11 vs. Acer Chromebook 720 and solid review of the HP Chromebook 14

Three fingers and the Chrome Dev channel are all you need for Overview Mode

ARM Chromebooks catch up to their x86 brothers with Google+ Photo edits

Here come the Chrome OS tablet rumors again…

“What makes Chrome OS so appealing?” Craig Tumblison’s article is a great answer

Zoom, Zoom: Tesla cars to get Google Chrome in 2014

No Asus Chromebox until 2014?

Heads up: Google’s Chrome Dev Summit is Nov. 19/20

App / extension of the week: Clock for Google Chrome

  1. It’s the 720 guys, not the 270 :-)

    I also have an HP 14, and I love it.

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    1. Darn, Joe: That must be the third time I’ve hosed that number up! Thanks for pointing it out. :)

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