Chrome Show: Two new Acer Chromebooks for Education

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Acer was the first company to launch a Chromebook with fifth-generation Intel chip and there’s no signs of the company slowing down. It released two more Chrome OS laptops on Wednesday aimed squarely at the classroom: The C740 and larger C920 Chromebooks, which start at $259.99 and $299.99 respectively.

We cover all the details of these new devices, plus give updates on some of the latest [company]Google[/company] Chrome OS and Chrome for [company]Apple[/company] iOS features in this week’s podcast. And after our last show where we suggested you might want to wait on a new Chromebook, we received a listener question on that topic that we answer in today’s episode.

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Hosts: Janko Roettgers and Kevin C. Tofel

New Acer Chromebooks for education: Acer C740 and C920

Chrome OS Files app to get a new Google Drive import feature

Remote access to Chromebooks and Chromeboxes is finally here

Chrome for iOS updated

PlayOn’s upcoming desktop app includes casting

Question from Erik on the last episode: Buy now or wait?

App / extension of the week: smarterPod

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