Tag Archive: Chromebooks

Acer has a powerful new Chromebox and a pair of great new Chromebooks

Two new Chromebooks and a new Chromebox are headed our way!

Acer brings some news from the BETT show in London this week, and it’s filled with Chrome OS goodies.

A trio of Chrome devices designed so they meet the high standards of the education and commercial markets were announced, and they bring the great features we expect to see from these kinds of products.

Acer Chromebox CX13

Like its predecessor the CX12, the new CX13 is  [Read More…]

Best Android games for Chromebooks as of January 2018

These are the best Android games to play on your Chromebook!

When Google announced that Android apps would come to Chrome OS, the biggest focus was on productivity. With Play Store access, any Chromebook would be able to use Photoshop, Microsoft Word and other key services that people need to earn a living. But a less spoken-about benefit: it gives powerful Chromebooks the ability to play Android’s best games.

Playing games on a Chromebook has some advantages and disadvantages  [Read More…]

Here’s why 2017 was a great year for Chromebooks

Oreo’s updates may mean more for Chrome than they do for Android.

It’s the time of year to look back and reflect on all that’s happened in the past 12 months. You’ll see that sort of thing here and most everywhere for the next week or so, which is great because there was a lot to talk about. It’s great to hear what people think about the products we love (or want to love) so we don’t  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 might make its way to Chromebooks

The Snapdragon 845 could be a revelation for Chrome OS.

Qualcomm officially took the wraps off its Snapdragon 845 processor on December 6, and in case you haven’t heard yet, there’s a lot to be excited about.. The 845 has big improvements in performance, camera quality, and data speeds on phones, and overall, it’s a big step up from the already great 835.

Samsung Chromebook Pro

Alongside the 845, Qualcomm also announced “Always Connected PCs.” Always  [Read More…]

Google Assistant is coming to Chromebooks

The latest Google Home app has confirmed that Google Assistant will be launching soon for Chromebooks.

Since launching alongside last year’s Pixel phones, Google Assistant has since expanded to all Android devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and later, Google Home, Android Wear devices, headphones, and most recently, Android TV. With almost all bases covered, it looks like Google Assistant will be launching on one more platform.

9to5Google reports that the Chat with your Assistant game lists supports  [Read More…]

Google Assistant might be coming to Chromebooks

Virtual assistants are everywhere – most of them live on your phone, but some reside inside your home-connected speaker, your wearables, and even your fridge. Now it appears laptops might be next in line to get virtual assistant support. ChromeUnboxed reports that Google is working on a new Chromebook product dubbed “Eve” which will supposedly […]

These are the Chromebooks that can run Android apps from Google Play

Android — and 1,000,000+ apps — on your Chromebook is awesome.

Updated June 2017: The method to enable unofficial server-side support for certain Chromebooks has been changed and updated.

But not every Chromebook is going to get updated to have Google Play and Android apps. And most of the ones that will are in a long testing process.

We all hate waiting. And we all hate updates that break things. Google and the people who made  [Read More…]

Samsung Chromebook Plus: The future of Chromebooks is now (Review)

The Samsung Chromebook Plus is one of the newer Chromebooks on the market and one of the first to feature the newest version of Chrome OS that now supports Android apps. Samsung also released a “Pro” model for $ 100 more that features a more powerful Intel processor. Both laptops are otherwise identical in terms of […]

Chromebooks are now much easier to use for people with visual impairments

Chrome’s screen reader is updated to help your Chromebook work even better with a braille display.

ChromeVox, the default screen reader service on your Chromebook, got a hefty update with the latest version of Chrome OS.

There are almost 300 million people with impaired vision in the world and using the tech we take for granted every day can be a challenge for many. A big part of putting information into them and getting information from them  [Read More…]

Acer Chromebook R11 vs. Acer Chromebook R13: Comparing two very good Chromebooks

These are two great Chromebooks that are built for different types of users.

If you’re looking to buy a Chromebook, whether it’s your first or not, Acer has two great models that will fit most people’s needs. We’re talking about the Acer Chromebook R11 and the Acer Chromebook R13, and we’re going to compare the two head to head so you can see which one might be the right one for you.

In many ways, both  [Read More…]