Tag Archive: Chromebook

Need a new Chromebook that won’t break the bank? Let us help!

Chromebooks are a great alternative to traditional Windows or Mac laptops, and here at AC, we make it our mission to test out as many as we can to give you the best Chromebook buying advice possible.

Lenovo Chromebook C330

Light and bright

$ 272 from Amazon

Pros Prettier and peppier 64GB of storage 10-hour battery life Bright screen Less expensive Cons No durability certifications Shorter support life

Lenovo took an existing Chromebook platform and  [Read More…]

Is a Chromebook a good business laptop?

Best answer: Yes! Security-minded Chromebooks are great for many kinds of business and business users, especially as more and more enterprise software shifts towards web clients and mobile apps like those available on Google Play.

Best for business: ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 (From $ 570)

What can you do on a Chromebook?

These days, more than you’d think!

The big controversy with Chromebooks in the early days was that they couldn’t install legacy applications that Windows  [Read More…]

Lenovo Chromebook S330 review

From the first day they came into existence, Chromebooks were a low-cost alternative to traditional laptops. Why spend $ 500 on a netbook, or $ 1,200 on a Windows device when you could go the Google route and keep a few hundred in your pocket?

A Chromebook was all we needed to get online and live in the browser; this is where we spend most of our day. For many, a Chromebook is still often all we need even in  [Read More…]

Make your Chromebook your own with a Chrome theme

Chromebooks are designed to work the same whether you buy a $ 100 Chromebook or a $ 1,000 Pixelbook, but that doesn’t mean they all have to look the same. Chrome themes have existed for years, and while they don’t extend to the entire Chrome OS system, they do theme the Chrome browser, where we tend to spend the most time. Once you choose a theme, it can last for years — I’ve been using the same Blue/Green  [Read More…]

ASUS has another winner on its hands with the Chromebook Flip C434

Backlit keys, thin bezels, and excellent split-screening make this the perfect Chromebook for users that want to get it all done in style.

Chromebooks still have a reputation for being low-spec, low-priced machines with little-to-no upkeep, but where Chrome really shines is when you put in something that has real get-up-and-go. Chrome OS runs great on mediocre hardware, so when you introduce a great processor and plenty of RAM, you get a lightning-fast, no-strings-attached computer that can  [Read More…]

Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook review

It wasn’t all that long ago when the concept of a high-end Chromebook seemed like an oxymoron. Just a few years back we had $ 250-$ 300 products that sufficed for students and casual work needs. We were initially drawn to them because we realized most of our day is spent in the browser — and it didn’t hurt that they were a fraction of the cost of a traditional laptop.

A few years into the Chromebook line we started  [Read More…]

Make your Chromebook feel like home with a new wallpaper

When using a Chromebook, you may notice that your desktop isn’t used in quite the same way as it is on a Windows or MacOS laptop. While other systems let you use the desktop as a dumping ground for all your documents and application shortcuts, Chrome has your desktop clean, clear, and used for only one thing: your wallpaper. As such, your wallpaper is more important than ever, and here’s how to set one you actually like on  [Read More…]

Will somebody make me a Chromebook with a ‘real’ graphics card?

The only thing missing for a true power-user Chromebook is a discrete GPU.

Not too long ago, I would have struggled to find a good reason to buy an uber-powerful Chromebook with oodles of RAM and a high-end notebook CPU inside. Chrome OS just doesn’t need it because it was built from the ground up to work with machines that have very modest specs. That was Google’s secret weapon — build really cheap laptops that worked well  [Read More…]

How much RAM does my Chromebook need?

Best answer: Most Chromebooks on the market today have 4GB of RAM and that is indeed enough to get by. If a model you’re considering has options for 8GB of RAM, more is better, but 4GB is more than workable.

4GB is enough: Lenovo Chromebook C330 ($ 250 at Amazon) 8GB is better: HP Chromebook x360 14 ($ 549 at Amazon) What is RAM?

RAM stands for Random Access Memory. Think of it as a container where  [Read More…]

HP launches the stylish new Chromebook 15 starting at $449

An attractive blend of style and power.

HP has a new Chromebook on the block, and this one is as stylish as it is powerful. The new HP Chromebook 15 includes a 15.6-inch 1080p touchscreen display with micro edge bezels on the sides. This beautiful touch display is perfect for working, using Android apps, or watching videos.

Speaking of working, the full-sized keyboard features a numeric keypad and is backlit from edge to edge, providing you number  [Read More…]