Tag Archive: Chromebooks


AC Podcast 475: Pixel 4a delayed; Rise of Chromebooks; Huawei in trouble

Ara Wagoner swings by to talk with Daniel and Jerry about the rise of Chromebooks as they become increasingly popular in this era of learning and working from home. The team have a spirited discussion about what’s great and what can be improved. Plus, they offer tips on what to look for in terms of specs if you want to buy one.

Pixel 4a isn’t due until July (or maybe even later). Does that affect the relevance of  [Read More…]

Why Chromebooks have become the perfect work from home laptop

Chromebooks’ ease-of-use, affordability, and reliability have helped them win over parents and kids.

I’ve worked full-time on a Chromebook for years now, and while I’ve been asked recommendations on which Chromebook to buy for a work computer — ASUS C434 if you want a flashier 2-in-1, Acer 715 if you want something big, reliable, and affordable — the interest they’ve gotten over the last two months as everyone scrambled for work from home computers has been impressive.  [Read More…]

These are the best Chromebooks at Walmart right now

Chromebooks are lightweight, require no real upkeep, and are durable as all get-out because they’re designed for businesses and schools. It’s only logical to go Chrome if you’re in need of an easy computer for your kid or your grandma, especially now that most are touchscreen and all support Android apps. When looking for a Chromebook, Walmart has done impressively well cultivating a nifty market of direct sales and third-party vendors to help give you a wide selection  [Read More…]

Grab these Chromebooks using Best Buy’s curbside pickup service

As backorders pile up and shipping dates stretch into April, you might be reaching the end of your technological rope trying to get a good Chromebook for you or your little one to use while we’re all stuck home. And of course, no one wants to go running all over town searching store shelves for what’s available, so I’ve sifted through Best Buy and found the best of the batch that you can get for safe, minimal-contact Curbside  [Read More…]

New Chromebooks are getting longer update lives, but not all 8 years

I’m all for longer shelf lives, but please don’t make the wish the mother of the thought.

What you need to know Google is announcing several new updates for Chromebooks in education today. Among the highlights is a new Chrome Education Upgrade similar to the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade that debuted last year. Google also touted longer shelf lives for new Chromebooks going forward, but several outlets are conflating two claims in the post into inaccurately stating that  [Read More…]

ASUS and Samsung launch flashy premium Chromebooks at CES 2020

Depending on the price, these may be the powerhouse Chromebooks to beat in 2020.

What you need to know ASUS and Samsung are debuting new 2-in-1 Chromebooks at CES 2020. The ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 is a verified Project Athena Chromebook that features a fingerprint sensor, backlit keyboard, up to an i7 processor, and Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. The $ 999 Samsung Galaxy Chromebook has a built-in stylus, 4K screen with Ambient EQ adaptation, the thinnest profile on  [Read More…]

What to look forward to in Chromebooks in 2020

For play, for work, or both, 2020 is looking like a good year for Chromebooks.

Chromebooks have come a long way since their humble beginnings in the early 2010s, but the last year and a half, in particular, has been quite the whirlwind. Affordable Chromebooks like the Lenovo C330 and now the Lenovo C340 have become the go-to laptop for a great and growing number of people looking for a laptop that can do what they need  [Read More…]

Do a lot of typing and work? Check out these Chromebooks

A trusty laptop is essential for any businessperson these days, and if you’re open to the idea of not getting a Windows machine or a MacBook, there are quite a few Chromebooks out there that work incredibly well in the office. Today, we’re going to highlight six of our favorite business Chromebooks, including the ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 as our top overall pick.

Best Overall: ASUS Chromebook Flip C434

Kicking off this list is the Chromebook  [Read More…]

HP’s Black Friday ad has discounted laptops, desktops, Chromebooks, & more

We’re only just into November, but we’re already seeing a bunch of Black Friday ads popping up online as we get nearer the year’s biggest shopping season. HP is the latest retailer to have its ad revealed which means we have time to take a look and assess whether HP should be a destination for you this Black Friday.

Deals worth considering

As you might expect, HP’s ad is chock-full of deals on laptop and desktop PCs making it worth  [Read More…]

Pixelbook Go: it’s not like other Chromebooks

The Pixelbook Go is like that guy she told you not to worry about.

A lot of people have written a lot of words about how dissappointed they are with the Pixelbook Go. Myself included. But almost all of those words saying how it’s overpriced or doesn’t compare to the original or how other cheaper Chromebooks are better come from people who have never touched it. Which included me until last week.

More: Daniel Bader’s Pixelbook Go  [Read More…]