With Android apps coming to Chrome OS, is there room for Remix OS or Phoenix OS?

Over the past few years a number of companies have tried to turn Google Android into a desktop (or TV-focused) operating system by adding support for multi-window mode, among other things. Most recently, Chinese startups have launched Android-based operating systems like Remix OS and Phoenix OS which add a taskbar, desktop, and Windows-like multi-window functionality […]

Turn a $35 Raspberry Pi into a Chromebox with Chromium OS for SBC

Google’s Chrome OS operating system may not exactly be open source, but it’s based on the open source Chromium OS. And if you know what you’re doing, you can adapt Chromium OS into an operating system that can run on all sorts of devices. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you can let other developers do […]

Acer launches Chromebase for Meetings all-in-one PC (for business)

Chrome OS laptops, desktops, PC sticks, and all-in-one desktops are generally available as low-cost alternatives to their Windows counterparts. And then there are the Chromebox for Meetings devices. At first glance, these little Chrome desktops look like expensive alternatives to consumer models… but Google and its partners position them as low-cost alternatives to expensive video […]

Asus Chromebox with Broadwell CPU now available for $199

The Asus Chromebox is a small desktop computer that runs Google’s Chrome OS software. Asus launched the first model in 2014 and eventually expanded the lineup to include versions with Celeron, Core i3, and Core i7 processors based on Intel’s 4th-gen Core “Haswell” architecture. Now there’s a new model with a 5th-gen “Broadwell” chip with […]

Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny now available for $200 and up

Lenovo’s first Chromebox is now available for purchase. The ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny is a desktop computer that measures 7.2″ x 7″ x 1.4″ and weighs about 2.2 pounds. It looks a lot like Lenovo’s line of tiny Windows computers, except this model runs Google’s Chrome operating system. The ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny was unveiled in April, […]

Asus refreshes its mini PC lineup: New Chromebox, VivoPC, VivoMini models

Asus is unveiling four new tiny desktop computers this week. Three are Windows computers, while the fourth is an updated version of the Asus Chromebox. The company hasn’t shared many details about its new mini desktops, but here’s what we know so far. Asus Chromebox CN62 The first Asus Chromebox launched in 2014 and featured […]

Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox launches in June for $199 and up

Lenovo has been offering a line of “tiny” desktop computers aimed at business customers for a few years. Up until recently these systems have shipped with Windows, but in June Lenovo will launch the first model to run Chrome OS. The Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny launches this summer for $199 and up. The compact desktop […]

Intel Broadwell-powered Chromebooks coming in February

Intel’s new Broadwell processors aren’t just designed for Windows computers. The chip maker says Chromebooks with 5th-gen Intel Core processors are on the way as well. The first models should hit the streets in February, including the Acer Chromebook 15 which was unveiled this weekend. Chromebooks are really just laptops that run Google’s Chrome operating system. But […]