Chrome Show: Samsung Chromebook 2 benchmarks don’t impress

The Chrome Show 2014

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It’s far too early to dismiss the new Samsung Chromebook 2 laptops but the early signs based on benchmarks suggest a limited performance gain over their predecessors. That’s OK, if you do buy one — or any other new Chromebook for that matter — you now get a 60 day trial of Google Play Music All Access. And Google is trying to woo more developers with ways to monetize themes, apps and extensions in the Chrome Web Store.

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Hosts: Janko Roettgers and Kevin C. Tofel

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Asus Chromebox finally available for sale; quickly became the #1 desktop on Amazon

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