Chromebooks with discrete graphics could be on the way

While many Chromebooks are still basically small, cheap laptops with a browser-based operating system, we’ve seen a growing number of mid-range and premium models in recent years with the kind of processors, displays, RAM, and other specs you’d expect from a decent Windows notebook. One thing we haven’t seen yet? A Chromebook with discrete graphics. […]

Lilbits 359: Google Pixel 4 “Coral” and “Flame” smartphones coming this year?

If history has taught us anything, it’s that Google will probably launch a new set of flagship smartphones sometime around October… although we may see the mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL much sooner than that. While we still don’t know very much about what the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will look […]

Maybe we’ll see AMD Chromebooks this year… or next year?

It’s been almost two years since evidence first showed up that computer makers and software developers were testing Chrome OS on hardware featuring AMD processors. Since then… nobody’s actually released an AMD-powered Chromebook. There are plenty of Chromebooks with Intel processors, and a handful with ARM-based chips from Rockchip or MediaTek. We may even see models […]

Build your own Chrome/Linux operating system with Chromium OS and Crostini

Google is slowly starting to add support for running Linux applications on Chromebooks. But as I discovered when I tested Linux apps on the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 recently, it’s still a work in progress. The feature also isn’t available for all Chrome OS computers yet. That could change in the not-too-distant future. Right now you […]

Chromebook “Kidd” with Intel Kaby Lake-G on the way (AMD graphics)

Chromebooks aren’t just cheap laptops with Google’s Chrome OS software anymore. There’s a wide range of Chrome OS devices these days, including entry-level and premium devices, and new form factors including tablets. But one thing we haven’t seen yet is a Chromebook with AMD or NVIDIA graphics. But that could change soon. Xda-developers spotted a […]

Asus convertible Chromebook tablet with Skylake CPU on the way?

The Asus Chromebook Flip was an unusual device when it launched in 2015: it’s one of the first Chromebooks to feature a 10 inch display, and the touchscreen laptop is also one of the first Chrome OS devices to have a tablet mode: flip the screen back 360 degrees and you can hold the Chromebook […]

Fancy is a $225 compact PC that runs Chromium, Ubuntu, or Android

The developer behind Chromium OS for SBC offers software that makes it easy to effectively turn a $35 Raspberry Pi into a Chromebox. But if you want a more powerful computer, developer Dylan Callahan has announced another option: a small computer called Fancy which measures about 8.7″ x 8.4″ x 3.1″ and which has an AMD […]