Tag Archive: Chromebook


How to install Linux apps on your Chromebook

Chromebooks have always been great at the basics like watching Netflix or checking email. Android apps brought a few more productivity tools, but Chromebooks are about to get a lot more useful with the addition of Linux apps.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Google Pixelbook – 128GB storage ($ 999) Check your Chrome OS version

Installing Linux apps requires your Chromebook to be running Chrome OS 69 or later. If you’ve had your Chromebook for  [Read More…]

Lenovo Yoga Chromebook: MrMobile is in awe at the size of this lap(top)

Bias alert: when I see the word “Chromebook,” normally I think either low-cost low-capability devices for schoolkids … or super-premium, super-portable Pixelbooks for, well, Google employees. The notion of a massive desktop-replacement laptop never enters my mind – but Lenovo’s Yoga Chromebook is just that.

The Yoga Chromebook is an utter monster of a machine, with a four-pound aluminum chassis that looks big enough to accommodate a 17-inch display (though it settles for a 15.6″ panel instead).  [Read More…]

Lenovo Yoga Chromebook hands-on: $599 gets you a whole lot of laptop

A great upgrade pick for people who value size and screen quality over weight and portability.

After making plenty of successful Chromebooks in the cheaper price segment, Lenovo is stepping up to something a bit more premium with the launch of the new Yoga Chromebook. That “Yoga” name means this is, of course, a convertible laptop with a 180-degree rotating hinge, but it’s also a sign that Lenovo is willing to position a Chromebook with the more premium-focused  [Read More…]

Lenovo’s first Yoga Chromebook launches this October for $599

There are also two cheaper Chromebooks priced at $ 249 and $ 279.

Lenovo’s no stranger when it comes to Chrome OS, but if you’ve followed the Chromebook’s the company’s released, you’ll know they’ve all mostly been focused on the budget and education markets.

At IFA 2018, Lenovo announced that it’s now ready to create a Chromebook that can compete with the likes of the HP Chromebook X2, Pixelbook, and more. Its name? The Lenovo Yoga Chromebook.  [Read More…]

Lenovo unveils the first Yoga Chromebook at IFA 2018, alongside other laptops and hybrids

Also present at IFA 2018 in Berlin, Lenovo today introduced a bevy of new products including laptops and a new family of connected devices. Below we take a short look at each product and see what they bring to the table.

Lenovo Yoga C930

The new Yoga C930 is Lenovo’s flagship Windows 10 hybrid laptop which comes  [Read More…]

Acer announces a new 14″ Chromebook, among others

At IFA in Germany this morning, Acer announced a ton of new products: the Acer Swift 5 (an ultralight 15″ notebook), OJO 500 (a Windows-based mixed reality headset), Predator Thronos (a fully integrated gaming chair platform), Z 24 (an all-in-one), Swift 13 (13″ notebooks), updates to the Aspire 3,5, and 7 notebooks, a 27″ Acer Nitro gaming monitor, and a brand-new Chromebook – the Chromebook 514.

While all those other products are personally exciting, that Chromebook is somewhat related to  [Read More…]

Acer’s $349 Chromebook 514 has USB-C charging, Gorilla Glass trackpad

This marks a nice step up from the entry level.

Acer is expanding its Chromebook range with a new model, the Chromebook 514. The new model keeps things inexpensive while adding some nice-to-have hardware features that will separate it from the plastic bargain machines so often associated with the Chromebook name.

There isn’t anything particularly revolutionary in terms of the Chromebook 514’s overall design, but Acer is focusing on the fact that this is a 14-inch screen  [Read More…]

Dell’s new Chromebook is for grown-ups, and I love it

This isn’t your kid’s Chromebook. This is something entirely new.

For several good reasons, Chromebooks tend to have an educational focus. Given the typically low price tag and focus on Google Apps for Education, it made perfect sense for many companies to work with Google on products just for schools. But what happens when these kids grow up with Chromebooks and want a computer of their own as they enter High School and College? There aren’t many  [Read More…]

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 review: Not quite Android, not quite Chrome OS

Not like this, Google. Not like this…

Ever since the first time we saw a virtual keyboard in Chrome OS code a couple of years ago, I’ve been waiting patiently for a Chromebook tablet. Not a Chromebook convertible where I can fold the keyboard back, but a tablet running Chrome OS with no keyboard at all unless I wanted one attached. As Android apps started coming to Chrome this seemed inevitable, and now thanks to Acer we  [Read More…]

Acer’s premium Chromebook 13 laptops coming in September for $649.99 and up

Acer finally announced pricing and availability information for its set of premium laptops, the Chromebook 13 and the Chromebook 13 Spin. The two devices were launched back in late May.

Acer’s Chromebook 13 line directly competes with the Google Pixelbook, with 3:2 ratio displays and high-end specs. But obviously, Acer undercut Google in terms of pricing.

Starting in September, the Chromebook 13 and 13 Spin will be available for $ 649.99 and $ 749.99 respectively at select retailers  Indeed, these  [Read More…]