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Lilbits: Deus Ex Go(es away), Framework Chromebook reviews, and new phones

Every now and again a company decides to remind us that many of the digital products we’ve paid for aren’t really ours to keep forever. More than a decade ago, Amazon caught flak for (somewhat ironically) removing copies of George Orwell’s 1984 from Kindle users’ devices. When Microsoft stopped selling eBooks a few years ago, […]

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Steam on Chromebooks reaches beta status and adds support for more hardware

Google is bringing support for Steam gaming to more Chromebook users staring with the rollout of ChromeOS 108. When Steam for Chromebooks first launched earlier this year, it was only available for a handful of devices and users had to be willing to run Alpha software on potentially unstable Dev Channel builds of ChromeOS. But […]

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Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition is a powerful, modular, upgradeable Chromebook for $999 and up

Framework makes modular, repairable, and upgradeable laptops that let you swap out ports thanks to an Expansion Card system and upgrade or replace the motherboard, memory, and storage. Up until now, the company’s laptops have either come with Windows or no operating system at all (for folks that would rather install Linux). Now there’s another […]

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Lilbits: Google scraps its next Pixelbook, Apple releases iOS 16, Meta Quest Pro found in a hotel room

Most of the Chromebooks released over the past decade have been made by companies not named Google. But from time to time Google has decided to put out a laptop or tablet meant to showcase its vision for best-in-class hardware designed to match the company’s browser-centric operating system. It’s been a while since Google put […]

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Lilbits: Samsung brings Android 12L to the Galaxy Tab 8 series, HMD introduces the Nokia T21 tablet

Samsung is one of the few companies making premium Android tablets these days… and the company’s been at it for years, even when Google seemed to have largely given up on the space. But now that Google has remembered that tablets are a thing and started releasing versions of Android optimized for large screens, Samsung […]

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Acer Chromebook Vero 514 has an Intel Alder Lake processor and incorporates recycled materials

The new Acer Chromebook Vero 514 is a Chrome OS laptop with a 14 inch full HD touchscreen display, a durable design, and up to an Intel Core i7-1255U processor. It’s also the first Chromebook to join Acer’s Vero line of products that are designed to be a bit more eco-friendly than a typical computer. In […]

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Now you can dual boot Windows on some Chromebooks with AMD processors

Chromebooks, by definition, ship with Google’s Chrome OS software pre-installed. But they’re basically full-fledged laptop computers that just happen to ship with Google’s software pre-installed. Folks have been booting Linux on Chromebooks for much of the past decade. And more recently some users have found ways to boot Windows on many Chromebooks with Intel processors. […]

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Acer Chromebook Spin 513 has a 3:2 display and a Kompanio 1380 processor now available

The new Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-2H) is a thin and light convertible laptop with a 13.5 inch, 2256 x 1504 pixel touchscreen display featuring a 3:2 aspect ratio. First announced in January, the laptop features 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and it’s also one of the first Chromebooks powered by MediaTek’s new Kompanio […]

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The new Acer Chromebook Spin 714 is a convertible powered by Intel Alder Lake

The Acer Chromebook Spin 714 (CP714-1WN) is a premium convertible notebook with the sort of specs you’d normally associate with a Windows PC. It supports up to an Intel Core i7-1260P processor, up to a 14 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of solid state storage. It’s […]