Chrome Show: Why Dell’s Chromebook success is a bad thing

The Chrome Show 2014

When does success equal disappointment? Just ask anyone who is looking to buy a Dell Chromebook 11, one of my favorite recent devices. That person won’t be able to get their Chromebook.

Why? Dell can’t keep up with commercial orders on the education side, citing rising demand. Perhaps that’s another reason why Microsoft executives publicly acknowledged the Chromebook threat this week. Tune in to our podcast to hear more about that as well as some new Chromecast tricks and more Chrome OS hardware available for pre-ordering in case you can’t get that Dell you wanted.

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SHOW NOTES:

Hosts: Janko Roettgers and Kevin C. Tofel

Acer Core i3 Chromebook launches; your choice of RAM, either 2 or 4 GB

MediaTek has a Chrome OS “board” in the Chromium OS repository. Cheaper Chromebook coming?

The Chromebook threat is real based on Microsoft’s Windows Partner Conference and cheap PCs coming

Some of the Microsoft faithful are changing their tune on Chromebooks too

Chromecast screen mirroring is live on select Android devices

Chromecast app discovery just got easier

Dude, you’re not getting a Dell.

Chrome Canary shows off a new handwriting recognition feature in the software keyboard.

App / extension of the week: Transcribe

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