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Acer's 'Big Chungus' of Chromebooks gets badder with RAM and processor upgrades

Acer's 'Big Chungus' of Chromebooks gets badder with RAM and processor upgrades

The Big Chungus of Chromebooks is back. After a summer of speedy sales for the first Chromebook with a 17.3" display, the Acer Chromebook 317 has been upgraded with more RAM and a meatier processor.

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Acer's ultra-portable Spin 311 Chromebook for just $155 is basically an impulse buy

Acer's ultra-portable Spin 311 Chromebook for just $155 is basically an impulse buy

Hey, you. You need a computer? Not, like, a big computer. Or a powerful one. A little bitty one, maybe just good enough for checking your email and watching some junk on YouTube? Then check out the Acer Spin 311: it's just 11.6 inches, powered by a MediaTek processor, and it practically has "just good enough for checking your email and watching some junk on YouTube" written on the lid. (Not literally, though. That'd be silly.) Today Walmart is selling it for almost half off, and it wasn't that pricey to begin with! You can get a not-quite-disposable Chromebook for just $155, with free shipping. 

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Our favorite Chrome OS 93 flags you should try on your Chromebook

Our favorite Chrome OS 93 flags you should try on your Chromebook

Chrome OS 93 arrived for Chromebooks on Tuesday of last week, and it's packed with quality-of-life polish to help you enjoy your Chromebook even more. There are several additional features and tweaks that are not yet part of the default experience — including four that we detailed earlier this week. That's because they're still in development and need further refinement before being made available for millions of Chromebook users around the globe. Google has hidden these work-in-progress Chrome OS features behind a page in the Chrome browser, where you can set "flags" to toggle them on and off at will.

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Google's new training game teaches your parents Chrome OS so you don't have to

Google's new training game teaches your parents Chrome OS so you don't have to

Learning to use a new computing platform can be difficult for anyone — even seasoned tech fans like ourselves. Years of muscle memory can make switching from MacOS to Windows or iOS to Android an uncomfortable experience. To assist new Chrome OS users, Google has gamified its tutorials, implementing videos, quizzes, and more into a single space to learn about Chromebooks.

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Chrome OS is getting a fresh set of new wallpapers — download them here

Chrome OS is getting a fresh set of new wallpapers — download them here

Are you tired of looking at your old boring wallpaper? Google recently published some new wallpaper collections for Chrome OS, and you can download them right now — even if you don't own a Chromebook.

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4 hidden Chromebook features to supercharge your productivity on Chrome OS 93

4 hidden Chromebook features to supercharge your productivity on Chrome OS 93

Chrome OS 93 arrived for most Chromebooks last week, and it refines the core experience with polish (like adding a stylus battery indicator) to help make your device more enjoyable to use. It's not the most exciting release out-of-the-box, but with a little tweaking on your end, you'll be able to take advantage of some even-more-useful but experimental features that aren't part of the default Chrome OS experience yet. Here are a few of them we've found that will help take your productivity to the next level.

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HP's new Snapdragon-powered Chrome OS tablet is already $200 off at Best Buy

HP's new Snapdragon-powered Chrome OS tablet is already $200 off at Best Buy

Chrome is surprisingly good as a tablet operating system ... at least it is now, since Google's put so much work into the interface and Android apps can run on the thing. If you're interested in checking it out, HP's new Chromebook x2 11 tablet might be right up your alley. Normally a little pricey at $599, Best Buy is offering it for just $399 today.

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Google's working on letting you mirror your phone screen to Chromebooks

Google's working on letting you mirror your phone screen to Chromebooks

Google has been working on integrating Chrome OS and Android more tightly for a while now with features like Phone Hub, Nearby Share, and Smart Lock. But the company already teased during its 2021 I/O developer conference that there was a lot more coming. We've long tracked one of these potentially upcoming features, codenamed "Eche," which we understand to be a service that will allow you to mirror your Pixel's screen right on your Chromebook, and now, more details have emerged.

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Lenovo announces an OLED upgrade for the Chromebook Duet and an iPad Pro alternative

Lenovo announces an OLED upgrade for the Chromebook Duet and an iPad Pro alternative

Ever since the Chromebook Duet landed, I've been waiting for Lenovo to improve upon this inexpensive Surface-style tablet with some beefier hardware. Today my waiting pays off: the company's announced the Chromebook Duet 5, a sleek, OLED-screened convertible tablet rocking Chrome software. It's one of many new machines the company is revealing today at the TechWorld showcase.

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Grab this HP Chromebook for $120 off and score straight A's all semester

Grab this HP Chromebook for $120 off and score straight A's all semester

School is officially back in session for most students, but if you're missing out on a laptop to call your own, you aren't out of time. HP is still running its Labor Day weekend sale, and among all of its various printers and AIO desktops, you can find a solid Chromebook for $120 off its usual price.

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