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Deals of the Day (6-10-2014)

The Samsung Series 3 Chromebook was already one of the cheapest laptops money could buy when it launched for $249 in late 2012. Now you can pick up a refurbished model for just over half that price. Sure, it’s not the fastest laptop around, but it’s one of the thinnest and lightest… and also still […]

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Samsung Chromebook 2 coming with 11.6 inch, 13.3 inch options

Samsung may be preparing to launch an update to its ARM-based Chromebooks. Retailer B&H has several product listings for “Samsung Chromebook 2” devices. Detailed specs are scarce, but it looks like there will be models with 11.6 inch and 13.3 inch screens, making this the first Chrome laptop from Samsung to feature a 13.3 inch […]

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Deals of the Day (9-10-2013)

The Samsung Chromebook might not be the most powerful laptop around, but it’s surprisingly versatile for a notebook that typically sells for around $200. Not only can it run Google’s Chrome OS, get around 6 hours of battery life, and start up almost instantly, this thin and light machine can also run Ubuntu or other […]

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$249 Samsung Chromebook gets support for Netflix streaming video

The Samsung Chromebook is a $249 laptop with an ARM-based processor that can do almost anything a Chrome OS laptop with an Intel processor can do. But up until recently there was one glaring difference: You couldn’t stream videos from Netflix on the Samsung Series Chromebook. Now you can. Normally you need a computer which […]

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Bodhi Linux Alpha for ARM runs on the $249 Samsung Chromebook

Bodhi Linux is a light-weight Linux-based operating system designed to run on a range of different types of hardware. The latest addition to the Bodhi family? Samsung’s $249 Chromebook — the one with a low-power Samsung Exynos 5 ARM Cortex-A15 processor. Bodhi developer Jeff Hoogland released an early build of Bodhi for the Samsung Chromebook […]

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Google offes teachers $99 Chromebooks for classrooms via Donors Choose

Even with the release of sub $250 Chromebooks from Samsung and Acer, I must admit that I still don’t see Chrome OS as a viable computing platform for most use cases. However, I do feel that Chromebooks make excellent laptops for classroom use. In schools users don’t have to worry about connectivity, and kids can […]