Tag Archive: Chromebook


Yes, you can actually use Zoom on a Chromebook!

Zoom is one of, if not the most, popular video calling/chatting/conferencing app around right now as more people adjust to working from home and it is available across just about every platform you can imagine. That’s right, you can even participate in Zoom calls on your Chromebook! I’ll show you two quick and easy ways to get set up for your next work team conference call or BFF virtual happy hour.

Products used in this guide Reliable Chromebook:  [Read More…]

How to record the screen on a Chromebook

While Chromebooks can’t install more traditional screen recording applications, the truth is that these days all you need to record your screen is a good Chrome extension. Google doesn’t offer its own screen recording extension, unfortunately, but there are plenty of screen recording extensions out there from third parties, chief among them being Screencastify. Now that a lot of us are working from home and might need some extra help on our home devices, here’s how to start  [Read More…]

Using your Chromebook with a monitor, mouse and keyboard

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Let’s turn that Chromebook into a bigger work (or fun) station.

One of the most wonderful things about Chromebooks is how simple they are — you don’t have to buy additional accessories to make them work, they just do most of what people want out of the box. But perhaps you have additional needs like using a larger external screen, necessitating having an external keyboard and mouse in the process.

Sound like something you need to do?  [Read More…]

Google launches ‘Works With Chromebook’ program for accessories

Buying accessories for your Chromebook is about to get much easier.

What you need to know Google is rolling out “Works With Chromebook”, an accessory certification program. Accessories marked with the “Works With Chromebook” sticker will be Chromebook optimized. You’ll be able to find “Works With Chromebook” certified accessories at staples like Best Buy and Amazon.

Google is now rolling out “Works With Chromebook”, a new accessory certification program that ensures that you’ll be able to find  [Read More…]

Grab a Chromebook for Less with These President’s Day Refurb Sales

Another holiday, another excuse to do some tech shopping. If you’re in the market for an upgrade, but your wallet is still feeling a bit light from all those winter holiday purchases, consider shopping refurbished instead. From Dell to Samsung, these Chromebooks are ready to simplify your life for an unbeatable price.

Dell Chromebook 11-3120 2.16GHz Intel Celeron 16GB SSD – Black (Refurbished)

MSRP (new): $ 249.99

Refurbished Price: $ 84.99 (66% off)

With an 11.6″  [Read More…]

Lenovo Chromebook C340’s value wins over durability of the ASUS C214

Lenovo Chromebook C340-11

Great for everyone

$ 260 at Best Buy (32GB)

$ 320 at Amazon (64GB)

Pros 64GB models available Shinier, prettier look Better keyboard Cons Not as durable Harder to find right now No stylus option

Lenovo knocked it out of the park with the C340-11, giving us a nice look to an affordable Chromebook that would fit in at a busy office, crowded classroom or home on the couch. Whether you want a  [Read More…]

Meet the next generations of the HP Chromebook 11, 11 x360, and 14

New durability standards, and new colors spice up the latest generation of HP Chromebooks.

The BETT show is underway in London — an education-focused technology conference — and while CES 2020 may have showed us a new generation of luxury Chromebooks, BETT is where more practically-minded Chrome fans can come for shiny new laptops that actually justify their price tags. HP is here to unveil a whole slew of laptops for educators, including not one but four  [Read More…]

Acer’s new Chromebook C871 can take anything your kid throws at it

It’s got a MIL-STD-810G rating for durability and also a 3:2 screen, which is ideal for productivity tasks.

What you need to know Acer has a new laptop on the market for students: the Chromebook C871 (also known as Chromebook 712). It features up to a 10th-gen Core i3 process and up to 64 GB of storage. The company is also touting its impressive durability to the education sector.

“Every aspect of the new Acer Chromebook C871  [Read More…]

How to install Linux on your Chromebook

Chromebooks can do a lot right out of the box. However, if you want just a little more, you can install Linux apps to most newer models (see the full list here) and have access to a full catalog of desktop-class applications.

Products used in this guide Google’s newest: Google Pixelbook Go (From $ 649 at Amazon) How to enable Linux

Your Chromebook already runs Linux because Chrome is its own Linux distribution, but it’s a very locked-down  [Read More…]

Top 10 things to do with your new Chromebook

From settings and Smart Lock to apps and extensions, make this Chromebook home!

A Chromebook is amazingly quick to set up, but there’s a difference between setting a laptop up and really settling in with it. I’ve been working full-time from a Chromebook for three years and after leapfrogging from review unit to review unit last year, I think I’ve gotten it down to a science. If your new Chromebook feels new and awkward and not as  [Read More…]