Best Chromebooks - January 2018

Best Chromebooks January 2018

2017 was a good year for Chromebooks and Chrome OS and with a new year now here there has never been a better time to get more involved with the platform. In fact, 2018 is already shaping up to be an interesting one as in spite of the year only being a few weeks old there has already been a number of new Chromebooks announced. Between Acer and Lenovo alone, six new Chrome OS devices were announced within the last week. Announced is not quite the same as available though so for those looking for a new Chromebook now – here are our top 10 best Chromebooks picks for January, 2018.

Best Chromebooks - January 2018

Original Article Appeared 1/25/2018

Dell Chromebook 5190 offers 13 hours battery life

Dell Chromebook 5190 Offers 13 Hours Battery Life

While Dell is one of the largest Windows computer manufacturers, it is also a big proponent of Linux. For instance, the company sells machines running Ubuntu — its relationship with Microsoft be damned.

Ubuntu is not the only Linux-based operating system that can be found on a Dell laptop. Actually, the company also sells Chromebooks, which run Chrome OS. Yes, Google’s web-focused desktop OS is a Linux distro. Today, Dell unveils its latest such Chromebook, the 5190. It is rugged, has USB-C, stylus support, and offers an impressive 13 hours of battery life.

Dell Chromebook 5190 offers 13 hours battery life

Original Article Appeared 1/27/2018

Acer Announces Trio Of New Chrome Os Devices

Acer Announces Trio Of New Chrome Os Devices

Following several announcements at CES and Lenovo’s yesterday, Acer is now the latest company to announces Chrome OS devices for 2018. Highlights include a Chromebook with built-in 4G LTE connectivity and a new Chromebox with 8th Gen Intel chipsets.

Acer Announces Trio Of New Chrome Os Devices

Original Article Appeared 1/23/2018

 

OWC Docks And Drives Perfect Chromebook Companions

OWC Docks And Drives: Perfect Chromebook Companions

For nearly 30 years, OWC has been a mainstay when it comes to storage and docking solutions across a number of platforms. With an initial focus on Mac-compatible products, Other World Computing has expanded their reach to include Windows certified products for personal as well as enterprise users.

We had a chance to catch up with the guys from OWC and they gave us a hands-on with a number of docks and drives available from their company.

OWC Docks And Drives Perfect Chromebook Companions

Original Article Appeared 1/21/2018

How to Manage and Optimize Your Chromebook Apps

How to Manage and Optimize Your Chromebook Apps

Chromebooks do not run standard Windows or Mac programs (without a little help). That doesn’t mean you can’t customize your apps. Keeping your apps organized reduces clutter and keeps you organized and efficient.

How to Manage and Optimize Your Chromebook Apps

Original Article Appeared 7/6/2017

Native Video Recording Seemingly Coming To All Chromebooks

Native Video Recording Seemingly Coming To All Chromebooks

Google’s Chrome OS will apparently be getting native video recording through the camera app all across the range of compatible devices, according to an entry in the Chromium Code Review. The code in question actually pertains to enabling hardware support for certain performance-boosting features that work in conjunction with Chrome OS’ normal camera trappings. So long as a Chromebook has MediaRecorder APIs and can use hardware-based VEA, it should be able to achieve video recording at about 30 frames per second. Obviously, this figure can vary depending on many variables regarding the device in question, such as its camera, processor, amount of RAM, and type of storage, among other things.

Native Video Recording Seemingly Coming To All Chromebooks

Original Article Appeared 1/17/2018

How To Connect To A VPN From Your Chromebook

How To Connect To A VPN From Your Chromebook

Chromebook users, you don’t want to find yourself out in the wild without the means to connect to your company resources. This tutorial covers how to connect to a VPN through Chrome OS.

Supported VPN types
Chrome OS supports the following types of VPN:

L2TP/IPsec + pre-share key
L2TP/IPsec + user certificate
OpenVPN

How To Connect To A VPN From Your Chromebook

Original Article Appeared 4/13/2016

5 Best Chromebooks to Buy in 2018

5 Best Chromebooks to Buy in 2018

There has never been a better time to buy a Chromebook than now. Not only has Chrome OS matured quite a bit since it debuted in 2011, but Chromebook manufacturers are taking themselves seriously and competing to build the best Chromebook at the most affordable price.

Portability, ease of use, battery life, affordable prices, great performance, support for running Android apps — these are just some of the reasons why Chromebooks are perfect for students, office workers, travelers, working from home, or just browsing the web and checking email.

5 Best Chromebooks to Buy in 2018

Original Article Appeared 1/16/2018

Chromebook Comparison and 2018 Buyer's Guide

Chromebook Comparison and 2018 Buyer’s Guide

What is a Chromebook?
A Chromebook is a notebook which comes with Google’s Chrome OS operating system instead of Microsoft’s Windows or Apple’s MacOS. Chromebooks all conform to a certain set of specifications set out by Google and are designed with portability, long battery life, and ease of use in mind. Chromebooks tend to be priced less than most Windows and Mac laptops because Chrome OS requires less system memory (RAM) and internal storage (SSD) space than their Windows-based competition.

What is Chrome OS?

Chromebook Comparison and 2018 Buyer's Guide

Original Article Appeared 1/7/2018

10 More Chromebooks Make The Android Support List

10 More Chromebooks Make The Android Support List

Sitting in Las Vegas, surrounded by a landslide of Assistant-enabled devices and having no doubts where Google’s focus is at CES this year. That doesn’t mean we can’t share some great Chrome OS news while we’re here.

Back in Mountain View, developers have quietly updated the list of Chrome devices that officially support Android apps. The Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015) is probably the most anticipated device to receive the update but there are a number of other Chromebooks on the list that should excite users.

10 More Chromebooks Make The Android Support List

Original Article Appeared 1/10/2018