Acer launches four new Chromebooks, with prices starting at $250

Acer is introducing a bunch of new Chromebooks with screen sizes ranging from 11.6 inches to 15.6 inches and prices starting as low as $250. Announced at the IFA show in Berlin this morning, all four should be available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa starting in October before heading to North America in […]

Lenovo’s newest Chromebooks coming in September for $249 and up

Lenovo’s new Chromebook S340-14 is a cheap laptop with some surprisingly good specs (and some underwhelming ones). It supports up to a 14 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS touchscreen display, up to 8GB of LPDDR4 memory, and up to 64GB of eMMC storage. The notebook features 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, and has two USB […]

Google brings Linux app support to some older Chromebooks (including Chromebook Pixel 2015)

Chrome OS started out as a browser-based operating system that could run web apps only. Eventually Google added support for Android apps, and then for Linux apps, making Chromebooks more useful as general-purpose laptops. But while most new Chromebooks feature out-of-the-box support for Android and Linux apps, many older models do not… and it looked […]

Qualcomm is working on cheaper chips for laptops

Qualcomm and Lenovo announced plans to bring one of the first laptops with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor to market early next year. The new chip should enable better performance than we’ve ever seen from a Qualcomm-powered laptop. But like most Windows PCs with Snapdragon processors, the upcoming Lenovo “Project Limitless” device probably isn’t going […]

Installing Linux on a Chromebook with Crouton is (a tiny bit) tougher after security update

Google has rolled out a security update to Chromium OS designed to prevent unexpected code running from on a Chromebook. For the most part, that’s a good thing. But it also means that some code that you may want to run may not work anymore… without some small modifications. Case in point: the developer of the Crouton […]