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Save up to $250 on HP 14" Chromebooks at Best Buy

Save up to $250 on HP 14" Chromebooks at Best Buy

Chromebooks are cheap and effective computers that do well as document editors, web surfers, and media streamers. With Black Friday looming on the horizon, they're even cheaper: HP has a couple of capable 14" Full HD Chromebooks which you can get for as low as $149 from Best Buy.

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ASUS's new Chromebox 4 features an Intel i7 processor, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and up to 16GB of RAM

ASUS's new Chromebox 4 features an Intel i7 processor, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and up to 16GB of RAM

Chromebooks might be the main way we experience Chrome OS, but Chromeboxes aren't going anywhere. The mini PCs that run Google's operating system are simple and speedy computers for education, business, and even home use. ASUS released its Chromebox 3 back in 2018, and now it's returning with a super-powered sequel that features some major spec boosts.

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The best Chromebooks (Fall 2020), from $300 and up

The best Chromebooks (Fall 2020), from $300 and up

Chromebooks are hard to shop for these days. If they're even in stock, it's tough to tell which ones are worth your time. Thankfully, we've assembled a small list of our favorite models. Whether you need a cheap computer for the kids' homework or something capable to plug the work-from-home gap, a Chromebook can probably do the job, and these are the ones we recommend.

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Upcoming Chromebooks with AMD's powerful Ryzen Zen 3 chipset could spell further trouble for Intel

Upcoming Chromebooks with AMD's powerful Ryzen Zen 3 chipset could spell further trouble for Intel

It's a well-known fact that AMD has had an impressive year with its Ryzen series of processors. Thanks to its 7-nanometer process, the company scored massive leaps in performance compared to Intel's offerings, catching the attention of several manufacturers. With Ryzen 5000 and 5000U series launch around the corner, it was only natural for Google to begin developing a reference board designed around the new chipset, paving the way for flagship performance in Chromebooks.

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Chromebook sales skyrocketed in Q3 2020 with online education fueling demand

Chromebook sales skyrocketed in Q3 2020 with online education fueling demand

Demand for cheap but reliable PCs has never been higher since the global pandemic forced students across the country to shift to distance learning. Thanks to the affordability and dependability of Chromebooks, institutions are moving to Google's platform to bring students online, leading to tremendous sales growth worldwide.

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Native screen recording in Chrome OS is now functional — see it in action

Native screen recording in Chrome OS is now functional — see it in action

Let's be honest: searching for a decent screen recorder for your Chromebook sucks. Most "free" screen capture software found online requires you to pay an expensive subscription to unlock essential features, like unlimited and high-resolution video recordings. Although a video capture card will give you full control, like the ability to record using your Chromebook's native resolution, not everyone wants to invest in a costly desktop computer. The developers at Google seem to have realized that people don't want to pay a subscription to get decent screen recordings, so they finally decided to add a native solution to Chrome OS.

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Chrome OS will soon show a quick preview of your important files on the shelf

Chrome OS will soon show a quick preview of your important files on the shelf

Are you tired of hunting for your files? Let's be honest: diving deep into a labyrinth of folders to find essential files is super frustrating. Using the files manager's search function is cumbersome, and, if you're like me, you're probably annoyed how much valuable time is wasted clicking and searching. The developers at Google realized that people care about getting their tasks done efficiently, so they tackled the clicking problem head-on to see if they could limit the number of clicks people make to get to their important files. We finally have an early preview of their solution.

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Google's new light and dark system theme for Chrome OS is around the corner — here's what it looks like

Google's new light and dark system theme for Chrome OS is around the corner — here's what it looks like

A few days ago, I covered the new wallpaper collections that Google published on the Chrome OS Canary channel. I bring this up because while I was writing that article, I noticed that some of the wallpapers in the Elements collection have light and dark variants. I'll admit — I was unsure if this suggested we were getting a dark theme soon, but I knew it was coming thanks to several code changes discovered by Chrome Story. I did not expect Google also to be working on a light theme.

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Google will soon bring a native document scanning app to Chrome OS

Google will soon bring a native document scanning app to Chrome OS


The demand for flatbed scanners and printers has never been higher since the global pandemic brought students and employees home. Although document scanning on a PC operating system is easy thanks to broad software support from manufacturers, Chromebook owners have had to rely on workarounds to digitize their papers on Chrome OS. With the release of the native print jobs app on OS 86, it looks like Google is close to bringing a native scan tool to everyone.

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Google is adding a new Connectivity Diagnostics app to Chromebooks

Google is adding a new Connectivity Diagnostics app to Chromebooks

We all know how annoying it is when your internet connection suddenly drops out. While PC operating systems have built-in diagnostic features to help frustrated users get back online, Chromebook owners have had to download and install the Chrome Connectivity Diagnostics app manually. With the clock ticking on Chrome apps, it looks like Google's trying once again to bring user-friendly network diagnostics to Chromebooks, in the form of a new native tool.

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