Asus launches two Chromebooks with Intel Tiger Lake processors (and one with AMD)

Asus has launched two new Chromebooks, both powered by 11th-gen Intel Core “Tiger Lake” processors. The new Asus Chromebook CX9 (9400) is a 14 inch laptop with a starting weight of less than two pounds, and the Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 (CX5500) is a 15.6 inch convertible with a touchscreen display that weighs in at 4.2 pounds. […]

Acer Chromebook Spin 514 with Ryzen 3000U coming in February for $480 and up

Acer’s first Chromebook with AMD Ryzen processors are coming next month. The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is a 3.4 pound convertible with a 14 inch touchscreen display and a 360-degree hinge that lets you use the Chrome OS computer in laptop or tablet modes. The Chromebook Spin 514 will be available starting in February for […]

Lilbits: Samsung and LG leaks, Chrome OS Phone Hub, and Raspberry Pi HiFi

Google makes the Android operating system that powers most of the world’s smartphones. And Google makes the Chrome OS operating system that powers a growing number of laptops. So you’d think that the company would want to make sure the two play nicely with one another… and you’d be right. It’s just taking a bit […]

FydeOS beta brings Chromium OS to the PineBook Pro (Android app support too)

The PineBook Pro is a $200 laptop with a 14 inch full HD display, a Rockchip RK3399 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and support for a bunch of different operating systems… most of which are GNU/Linux distributions. But you can also turn the laptop into a Chromebook-like device by installing a new beta […]

MediaTek’s new chips: MT8192 & MT8195 for Chromebook chips, Dimensity 700 for 5G smartphones

Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek has unveiled three new ARM-based processors aimed at mobile devices. The new MediaTek MT8195 is a 6nm chip designed for premium Chromebooks, while the MT8192 is a less powerful 7nm chip aimed at mainstream Chrome OS devices. MediaTek’s new Dimensity 700, meanwhile, is a 7nm processor designed for mid-range 5G smartphones. MediaTek says both […]