Tag Archive: Chromebook


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…]

How to get started with Android apps on your Chromebook

Android apps make Chromebooks more productive and more playful.

While Chromebooks are useful just with Chrome extensions and the Chrome browser, the lack of traditional Windows/Mac programs can make it seem lackluster as a laptop you actually intend to use full-time. This is where Android apps come in, with the Google Play Store opening your Chromebook up to millions of apps for work and for play. Your Chromebook even comes with a few Android apps pre-installed, but  [Read More…]

Lenovo serves up a pair of Chromebook experiences at CES

Lenovo this week announced a pair of Chromebook-based devices as part of its CES lineup. The IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook is 2-in-1 with stylus support while the IdeaPad Duet Chromebook is more of a tablet-like device. Both are expected in the second quarter of this year (Q2 2020).

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook

We begin with the 2-in-1 design and more conventional Chromebook experience. Weighing in just under three pounds, this laptop sports a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen and  [Read More…]

Samsung’s new Chromebook will underperform because of thermal throttling

Having a powerful processor doesn’t mean you can do powerful things unless you can keep it cool.

Samsung’s new Galaxy Chromebook looks stunning and has specs that are just as amazing. This is expected, seeing as it starts at $ 999. But it’s also going to suffer the same way the Pixelbook — another $ 1,000 Chromebook — does because it’s thin and light and that means there is no way to keep that high-performance Intel CPU  [Read More…]

Samsung aims for high end of laptop spectrum with Galaxy Chromebook

While many people assume that the Samsung Galaxy line solely consists of Android-powered phones, it also features tablets, laptops, and accessories. And as of today, it also includes a Chromebook.

Samsung on Monday introduced its Galaxy Chromebook at CES 2020, putting it firmly near the top of the laptop echelon. Offered in a Fiesta Red aluminum shell, it offers up a 13.3-inch 4K UHD AMOLED touch display. Yep, AMOLED. It’s the first of its kind in the Chromebook space.

Running  [Read More…]

How to factory reset your Chromebook and when you should do it

Whether you’re giving your old Chromebook to your kids, selling it to a stranger, or just giving it a deep cleaning to clear out the cobwebs and slowdowns, factory resetting a Chromebook is drop-dead simple and quick enough to do in your average TV commercial break. Here’s how to get your Chromebook cleaned out and ready for a new user.

Products used in this guide Long-lasting laptop: Lenovo Chromebook C340-11 ($ 250 at Best Buy) Back it up:  [Read More…]