Tag Archive: Chromebooks


Google shelves feature that would let Chromebooks dual-boot Windows 10

Google has poured water on “Project Campfire,” a feature that would have allowed Chromebooks to dual-boot Windows 10.

What you need to know Google has deprecated “Project Campfire,” according to comments and code removals in Chromium. The feature, which was first spotted in development last year, would have allowed Chromebooks to dual-boot Windows 10. Google was previously spotted working on getting Windows 10 certification for its flagship Pixelbook.

Google appears to have ended work on “Project Campfire,”  [Read More…]

Acer’s huge one-day sale takes up to 25% off Chromebooks

Acer is offering some huge savings across a broad array of its computer hardware and accessories today only as part of Amazon’s daily deals. As well as PC hardware, the sale includes several of Acer’s Chromebook devices and many of the prices in the sale are the best we’ve seen to date. However, these deals are only good until the day is out, so you’re going to want to make the most of the savings while you can.

Best value  [Read More…]

Where were all the Chromebooks at MWC?

Even as Chromebooks seep from education into more and more homes, they’re all but ignored at one of the biggest tech shows of the year.

Meet the Lenovo 14e Chromebook Enterprise, the only new Chromebook we could find at Mobile World Congress this year. While my AC cohorts ran themselves ragged covering phone after phone and our Windows Central counterparts salivated over Microsoft’s new HoloLens 2 and a plethora of PCs and PC peripherals, I kept waiting  [Read More…]

Acer announces two new education-focused Chromebooks

The Acer Chromebook 512 and Spin 512 are launching this April.

During the BETT show over in London, Acer announced two new Chromebooks launching this April that are focused directly on the education market. They are the Acer Chromebook 512 and Chromebook Spin 512.

As you might expect being designed for use in the classroom, both Chromebooks feature a MIL-STD 810G military standard to ensure their durability for years of use to come. Acer designed the keyboard  [Read More…]

HP and Acer announce new Chromebooks with AMD chips

Intel has been there from the beginning. ARM wasn’t far behind. Now, Chromebooks from HP and Acer have AMD processors inside. These new x86 laptops with Google’s OS were announced at CES this year and have some pretty pedestrian specs.

However, it’s nice to see the operating system expand to a new architecture to offer a better choice to consumers on a budget. Both units come with the same dual-core A4 edition AMD. AMD did offer that the A6 version  [Read More…]

Enable Google Assistant on most Chromebooks

Google Assistant is a huge part of the company’s current portfolio of services. So are Chromebooks. However, for now, the Pixelbook is the only Chromebook with access to Assistant on Chrome OS. Fortunately, the latest Google Canary builds show that a fix for other Chromebooks is around the corner.

What’s it do?

This tweak will allow for older Chromebooks other than the Google Pixelbook to have access to Google Assistant. We do offer a word of advice on the following instructions to  [Read More…]

How Google’s rumored ‘Campfire’ dual-boot Chromebooks may burn Microsoft

If the rumors are true, Microsoft is in trouble.

Seven years ago, Google began an assault on Windows PCs with its cloud-centric Chromebook PC alternative. Google’s leveraging of a more secure, easier to manage, and more affordable “PC” positioned Chromebooks for market success. Despite this success, however, Chromebooks’ global market share still pales in comparison to Windows PC’s seemingly indomitable presence.

Google remains committed to an unrelenting multifaceted assault on Windows PCs, in an attempt to position  [Read More…]

4 ways Android apps make Chromebooks more like Windows PCs

Google markets Chromebooks as more secure, simpler to use, and easier to maintain than Windows PCs, but Android apps may have changed things.

Unfortunately for Google (and fortunately for Microsoft), Android apps on the Chrome OS chip away at Chromebooks’ touted advantages. Windows PCs have been the standard for personal computing for decades. Apple’s attempts to subvert Microsoft’s PC dominance with Macs have succeeded in only carving out a tiny niche alongside Redmond’s market dominance.

Google entered  [Read More…]

Google may soon let you run Windows 10 on Chromebooks using ‘Campfire’

Campfire — Google’s version of Apple’s Boot Camp — could be just on the horizon.

Google was discovered to be getting Windows 10 certification for its Pixelbook earlier this year, and thanks to the folks at XDA Developers, we now have more details on Google’s vision for bringing Windows 10 to not just the Pixelbook, but other Chromebooks as well through a new service called “Campfire.”

Similar to Apple’s Boot Camp, Campfire will allow users to have  [Read More…]

Surface Go vs. Chromebooks: Which should you buy?

Chromebooks are taking over, and Microsoft’s new Surface Go aims to halt that.

When a company makes a computer “for schools” these days, what that really means is that product is positioned to compete with Chromebooks.

Google’s lightweight OS and the inexpensive hardware it tends to live in has been largely responsible for the first reals signs of growth the standard PC market has seen over the last two years, due in no small part to the  [Read More…]