Devices that are meant to be used throughout the day and used by multiple users should be designed to be durable, and that’s exactly what Acer has done with the company’s latest Chromebook 712 which they have designed for the educational environment in mind.
When it comes to Chromebooks, for the most part, the design of the computers tend to be pretty boring. Then in 2017, Google launched the Pixelbook which brought a certain level of class and premium feel to the Chromebook lineup, and now it looks like Samsung is doing the same as the company has officially announced the Galaxy Chromebook.
Back in October, Google introduced their new Pixelbook Go laptop. The base model of the laptop is rather affordable at around $650, but Google also announced that there were plans to offer up a model that comes with a 4K display for those who might have need for a higher resolution.
In addition to announcing the Pixel 4 smartphones, Google’s event also saw the company announce a new Pixelbook laptop in the form of the Pixelbook Go, whose photos were actually leaked a few days ahead of the event. If the Pixelbook was a laptop you’ve had your eye on but felt it was a bit out of your price range, then Google might have your back with this model.
Google will be hosting an event next week on the 15th of October where it is expected that the company will be launching their new Pixel smartphones. However, in addition to new smartphones, it has been speculated that Google could also be planning on launching new laptops as well, one of which is the Pixelbook Go.
Google Assistant is Google’s digital assistant software that can typically be found on its Android smartphones, although in the past few years, we’ve seen it expanded to smart speakers. It even made its way to Chromebook devices made by Google, such as the Pixelbook and Pixel Slate, and the good news is that Google has expanded on its availability.
HP has come out with the biggest Chromebook it has ever made. As the name suggests, the HP Chromebook 15 has a 15 inch touchscreen display with a full-size keyboard and number pad. It joins the likes of ASUS and Lenovo that have also released 15 inch notebooks that are powered by Google’s cloud-based Chrome OS.
Taking a screenshot is a great way of sharing images on your screen with someone else. Whether you want to use it to confirm a bank transaction, show someone a program, saving silly snippets of conversations, and so on, screenshots are a good way of going about doing just that.
Laptops come in a variety of sizes, with some being larger and more powerful, while others focus more on being portable and mobile. If you’re shopping for the latter, then you might be interested to learn that Acer has announced new 11.6-inch Chromebooks that can double up as tablets too.
Say you’re in a cafe and you need to make a quick run to the bathroom, so for security purposes you lock your laptop, and go do your business. Safe for someone physically stealing your laptop, you should be somewhat safe from prying eyes, right? Nope, not entirely, no thanks to what those in the hacking community refer to as the “Rubber Ducky”.
If you’re looking for a better way to manage screen time on Chromebooks, you’ll be pleased to learn that in an update to Chrome OS, Google has rolled out better screen time management features to the laptop. Prior to this, Chromebooks did come with parental controls although they were a bit limited.
Mobile-friendly websites aren’t automatically generated and it is the onus of the developer to create a theme friendly for mobile. However sometimes mobile websites lack certain features that the desktop version has, which is why users using mobile browsers have the option to request for the desktop version of the website.
Samsung first launched the Chromebook Plus last year and came out with a refreshed version a couple of months back. It’s now adding another model for the lineup. It’s aimed at customers who are looking to remain connected on the go with this device. The Chromebook Plus can now be purchased with LTE support.
HP is a major player in the Chromebook market and the company today launched its thinnest Chrome OS-powered convertible yet, the HP x360 14. It’s the successor to HP’s original x360 which was released last year and it has a 14 inch display instead of its predecessor’s 11. The device has a 360 degree hinge so it can be used in four different configurations.