Google’s Chrome OS platform and its Chromebooks aren’t exactly known for being designed for gaming. The relative simplistic and straightforward nature of Chrome OS is great for work and students who don’t really require too much from their computers, but it seems that Google is working towards changing that perception.
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.
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At IFA 2019, Lenovo will present two new Chromebook computers that serve the 11-inch and 14-inch market. Both have 360-degree display swivel, a signature Lenovo feature that has been adopted by the rest of the industry.
It has been rumored for a couple of years now that Google has been experimenting with Windows dual book on its Chromebooks. The functionality would have enabled Chromebook owners to basically run Chrome OS and Windows on the same device. New findings show that Google has likely given up on the project which would mean that Chromebooks with Windows dual boot may never arrive.
Acer has been in the Chromebook game for long and many of its products are well regarded. The company is showcasing a new Chromebook at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas this week. The Acer Chromebook 315 is the company’s first to be powered by AMD processors. Chromebooks have largely had Intel silicon so many will be interested in seeing how AMD’s chips stack up.
Asus today announced its Chromebook Education Series. It offers lightweight, ruggedized solutions for use in the classroom. The series includes two conventional clamshell laptops, one convertible, and a tablet. Asus will be selling these devices in the coming months and will unveil pricing, configurations, and availability closer to launch.
Elon Musk has made a considerable donation which will give Flint Community Schools the funds that it requires to purchase laptops for all seventh and eighth-grade students in the district. The donation of $423,600 has been made through the Elon Musk Foundation and it was announced at the school board’s recent meeting.
Google added support for several Chromebooks to Google Duo, allowing users to utilize the video chat service on their devices. It did this quietly and didn’t really say when Duo will be compatible with any and all Chromebooks. That appears to have happened now. Google Duo apparently supports all Chromebooks now.
In addition to its high-end Lenovo Yoga Chromebook, the company has launched a couple of affordable Chromebooks as well for the budget conscious customer. The Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C330 & S330 are the two new models which will cater to this important segment of the market, one where Chromebooks have historically done well.
Lenovo is no stranger to launching Chromebooks, the Chrome OS-powered notebooks that have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The company today announced the launch of a premium Chromebook at IFA 2018 in Berlin. It’s called the Lenovo Yoga Chromebook and it packs powerful specs in a stylish body.
New code has been spotted which reveals that portrait mode is being tested for Chromebooks, the HP Chromebook X2 to be precise. A new commit in the Chromium Gerrit reveals that portrait mode is headed to the HP Chromebook X2. It appears that Google may be moving ahead with plans to integrate its Google Camera app with Chromebooks other than the company’s own Pixelbook.
Staedtler has developed an education-focused digital stylus for touchscreen Chromebooks in partnership with Google called Noris. The company is no stranger to making such products as it already has a version of the Noris out for Samsung’s Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro. The company will now be releasing a Noris digital stylus for other Chromebooks later this summer.
Hybrid laptop devices are becoming pretty common these days and usually it is aimed at users who want the best of both worlds of a tablet and a laptop. If that sounds like something you might be interested in, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Acer has a couple of solutions for you that could be worth checking out.
Google’s Pixelbook is a high-end Chromebook and it doesn’t really have a rival as most manufacturers tend to make affordable laptops powered by Google’s cloud-based operating system. However, if a new report is to be believed, there are at least five high-end Chromebooks in the pipeline with at least two of them being developed by Dell and HP.