Chromebooks

The many reasons why Chrome OS is appealing

If the Chrome OS is “just a browser”, how can it be more appealing to some people given that other devices all have a browser and more? There are a number of reasons and an article we highlight explains them quite well.

A Chromebook Pixel 2.0? Could be…

It’s not much evidence, but there could be a refreshed Pixel in the works. Mention of a “Pixel 2.0” was found this week; we chat about that more about the HP Chromebook 11 on this week’s podcast.

Intel v. ARM: The Chromebook performance battle

Google surprised many last week by launching a new $249 Chromebook, which is $200 lower than the prior model. One part of the cost savings is replacing the Intel processor with a new Samsung chip designed for phones and tablets. So how’s the performance?

New 3G Chromebook is $80 more than Wi-Fi model

Google’s new Chromebook debuted in a Wi-Fi only model, leaving many to wonder if there would eventually be a 3G model. Turns out, there already is. Verizon’s 3G network is supported on the $329.99 device and includes 100 MB of monthly data at no extra charge.

Video hands-on with Google’s new $249 Chromebook

Google’s newest Chromebook, made by Samsung, only costs $249 and offers the same general performance of ChromeOS is a smaller, lighter package. How’d they do it? This model uses the same chip type that powers smartphones and tablets. Take a look at my hands-on thoughts.

Google’s Pichai: Apps are Chromebook’s future

Google is planning to make a significant push into both the consumer market and especially the enterprise market with its Chromebook cloud-based laptops, according to Sundar Pichai. The Chrome VP told GigaOM Structure attendees that Google Apps have opened the door to the cloud.

Google makes a big push for offline Chrome apps

Google is making a concerted effort to enable offline use for its Chrome browser and Chrome OS platform. There’s a new collection of apps in the Chrome Web Store that can already run offline. And offline editing for Google Docs is coming “soon” per the company.