Tag Archive: Chromebooks


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…]

The $160 Acer Chromebook 11 is just one of several Chromebooks on sale right now

Get the device you need.

The Acer Chromebook 11 is down to $ 159.99 on Amazon. That price is at least $ 30 off what it regularly goes for, and we’ve seen it go as high as $ 220 before.

This deal coincides with a price drop we covered on the Asus Chromebook Flip as well as a couple of other popular Chromebook models that have dropped in price.

A device like this is meant to be  [Read More…]

5 Best Speakers for Chromebooks in 2018

Laptop speakers suck. Here are a few easy ways to go from aww to awe when listening to your Chromebook.

Chromebooks are great for things like working in Google Docs or doing a little web surfing, but with many models having fancy swiveling hinges that can stand like an easel they are also excellent small movie screens. Netflix, Play Movies, YouTube, whatever the source, streaming video is a great way to use your Chromebook.

There’s one thing  [Read More…]

Google Duo is starting to work on select Chromebooks

There’s no Pixelbook support quite yet.

Google Duo is one of the best video-chatting apps around, but for all the things it gets right, one of its biggest downsides has been its limitation to your phone number. Google has since resolved this with support for use on multiple phones, and now that’s expanding with support for Chromebooks.

First spotted by the folks at ChromeUnboxed, the latest version of Duo on the Play Store is now compatible with  [Read More…]

Best USB-C hubs for Chromebooks

Are you looking to turn your Chromebook into a productivity powerhouse? Check out these USB-C hubs!

Chromebooks are great for simple productivity on the go, but when you get home, it’s nice to move to a larger setup. A bigger screen, a nice mechanical keyboard, a proper webcam, and so on. Yeah, you can plug things in individually, but a USB-C hub means you just need to plug one cable into your Chromebook and all your accessories  [Read More…]

AOC USB-C external monitor review: A Chromebook’s best companion

Two screens are better than one.

A majority of the writing I do for Mobile Nations happens at home. I have a gigantic monitor that lets me comfortably split two windows so I can have the text I’m writing on the left side of the screen and reference material on the right. Most people use dual monitors for the same thing.

AOC USB-C External Monitor

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Future Chromebooks may come with eSIMs and Project Fi support

This would allow Chromebooks to stay connected even without Wi-Fi.

As excellent as devices like the Pixelbook and Samsung Chromebook Pro are, there’s one thing that’s been missing for quite some time — LTE support. According to new code found within the Chromium Gerrit, that could be changing in the near future.

Spotted by XDA Developers , something referred to as “Project Hermes” is described as follows:

Hermes is the codename for the project of implementing eSIM  [Read More…]