Samsung’s Chromebook 2 laptops went up for pre-order recently, with promised ship dates of late April. Now it looks like the ARM-based, octa-core Chrome OS laptops will ship in late May instead.
Meanwhile, there’s mounting evidence that the first Chrome OS laptops from Asus will launch soon.
Here are some of the latest tech headlines from around the web.
- Samsung Chromebook 2 ship date pushed back a month
Samsung’s Chromebooks will come with 11.6 or 13.3 inch displays for prices starting at $320. The larger model starts at $400 and will be one of the first Chrome laptops with a 1080p screen. Unfortunately they won’t be available for another month or so. [BetaNews]
- Promevo removes its Asus C200 Chromebook performance notes
A day after posting some unboxing videos and initial test results for the Asus C200 Chromebook, Promevo pulled its blog post at the request of Asus. But the site promises to have even more details on May 6th, 2014… suggesting that could be the official launch date for the new Chrome laptop. I think someone is still getting the hang of how non-disclosure agreements work. [Promevo]
- Hulu starts blocking VPN users to prevent overseas viewers… causes some collateral damage along the way
Folks have been using VPN services to fool sites like Hulu and Netflix into thinking they’re streaming from supported countries for years. Hulu’s trying to prevent the process… but that means even people in countries where Hulu is allowed will have to disable VPN services to stream videos, which could force folks to use less private methods of accessing the internet.[TorrentFreak]
- Report: Xiaomi tablet to sport 7.85 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel display, $160ish price tag
Smartphone (and WiFi router) maker Xiaomi is rumored to be getting into the tablet space. And if the latest reports are accurate, we cane expect the company’s first tablet to have a low price and a high display resolution, possibly with an NVIDIA or Intel processor. [Focus Taiwan]
- If the Rufus Cuff is too big for you… but the Samsung Gear is too small
Don’t want to wear a smartphone-sized device on your wrist? How about an Android smartwatch with a 2 inch screen? Yeah… me either. But at least this $136 model’s cheaper than a Samsung Gear 2. [DealExtreme]