Tag Archive: Chromebook


Best Chromebook, June 2017

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Best overall Samsung Chromebook Plus

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Samsung and Google have built the best Chromebook you can buy with the Samsung Chromebook Plus. It’s incredibly well built, has one of the best displays of any laptop and is the first Chromebook with the new Pen that adds pressure sensitive drawing.

The bottom line: For anyone who wants to use a Chromebook on a regular basis, and  [Read More…]

This $379 Chromebook can convert into a tablet and lets you access Android apps alongside ChromeOS

The Thrifter team is back again with a great deal on Samsung’s Chromebook Plus that you won’t want to miss!

The Samsung Chromebook Plus is one of the newest Chromebooks around, having just been introduced in January this year, and is currently $ 378.74 on Amazon. It shipped at a starting price of $ 449. While it has seen a few drops here and there since then, this is the lowest it has ever dropped. Pretty much everywhere else,  [Read More…]

How to manage the microphone and camera privacy settings on your Chromebook

Because nobody wants to accidentally see you in your underwear.

The WebRTC protocol is a really cool thing. It’s that thing a website can do that lets you use your microphone and camera on any website without installing any extra plugins or using Flash. This is the kind of stuff we need if we want everything on the web to just work everywhere.

But having a microphone and camera active is one of those things that you  [Read More…]

The Samsung Chromebook Plus might be the best place to try new Android features

A Chromebook has a newer version of Android than almost every phone.

If you want to check out the latest features for Android as soon as you can you know what phone to buy: The Pixel. But you still won’t be able to check out every feature because a few are always going to be dependent on screen size. The Samsung Chromebook Plus has you covered. It’s just a better buy in 2017 than a Pixel C  [Read More…]

Best Chromebook for Students

Update, June 2017: Our pick for best Chromebook for students remains the budget-friendly and portable Chromebook Flip, but Samsung’s Chromebook Pro is the pick for anyone who wants the very best.

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Best overall ASUS Chromebook Flip (C100)

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If you are a student in the market for a Chromebook or if you’re buying for someone who is, the ASUS Chromebook Flip is our top pick. While not  [Read More…]

Chromebook Keyboard Buyer’s Guide

The best keyboard you can buy for your Chromebook or Chromebox.

Like most any other laptop, your Chromebook works great with an external keyboard. It’s incredibly easy to use an external display, mouse, and keyboard if you work or play from a desk and Chrome does a great job mirroring to a monitor or having one as an extended display. All you need is the right parts!

Chrome OS supports any USB (wired or wireless) or Bluetooth  [Read More…]

Samsung Chromebook Pro is (finally) coming May 28

The best Chromebook is going Pro.

The Samsung Chromebook Plus has been around for a while, having been announced at CES and released shortly after. The higher-end, professional-aimed Samsung Chromebook Pro, which was delayed from the original launch window, is finally coming to stores May 28.

The Chromebook Pro is the best Chromebook Samsung has ever built, and it comes with a 360-degree hinge, a 12.3-inch 2400×1600 touchscreen display, an included pen and Google Play Store  [Read More…]

Aukey’s multiport USB-C hub is a great desktop dock for your Chromebook

Connect all your stuff and charge your Chromebook with this handy hub.

I am finding this Aukey USB-C hub is a really great gadget for my Acer Chromebook 14. Not because it adds any specific ports or does a thing I can’t do with my Chromebook another way, but because it’s an all-in-one solution that turns my Chromebook into a desktop machine.

Once set up you plug in one cable and have it all.

Chromebooks are designed  [Read More…]

Samsung Chromebook Plus vs. Pro: The differences, and which should you buy?

Samsung’s 2017 Chromebook lineup offers something for everyone with two equally great models.

Samsung introduced a pair of great Chromebooks with the unveiling of the Pro and the Plus. In addition of the Chrome OS features we’ve been using like built-in security and the best web browsing experience you can get anywhere, Samsung and Google have introduced pressure sensitive drawing using a familiar Samsung Pen. And everything is wrapped up in an awesome package no matter which  [Read More…]