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The best cheap Chromebooks for working from home

The coronavirus outbreak is causing more people to work from home than at any other point in history, and not everyone has all the equipment they need. Chromebooks are incredibly popular for their ease-of-use and (mostly) competitive pricing, so if you can accomplish everything using just a web browser, they're certainly worth looking into.

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Lenovo's C340 Chromebook is now on sale for $400 ($30 off)

Lenovo has been producing Chromebooks for years, and the 15-inch C340 is one of the company's newer models. Now the C340 Chromebook has dropped to $399.99, a $30 discount from the usual cost, and the lowest recorded price yet.

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Google introduces new 'Works with Chromebook' badge for supported accessories

Chromebooks generally work with a wide array of keyboards, mice, touchpads, gamepads, flash drives, and other accessories, thanks to the Linux kernel at the core of Chrome OS. However, there are still cases where it's not clear if a certain adapter or other accessory will work with Chromebooks, and that's what Google aims to address.

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Brydge cancels C-Touch trackpad for Chrome OS

Brydge announced a pair of made-for-Chrome OS accessories, the C-Type keyboard and C-Touch trackpad, forever ago. The keyboard has been available since last May, but the trackpad has been delayed repeatedly. Yesterday, Brydge confirmed that it's nixed its plans to release the pad at all.

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HP Chromebook x360 refurbs are a steal at $280 — but only for today

In an ever-expanding lineup of Chromebooks, a few devices have managed to stand out and gain some recognition for their quality design and responsive performance. HP's x360 is one such device, and after initially debuting near the $600 mark, its price has periodically dipped down into more affordable territory. Today only, you can grab a refurbished x360 from Woot for only $279 — which is $70 lower than the already compelling discount pricing we covered last Black Friday.

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Chromebooks get PIP for Netflix, Ambient EQ coming to more devices

Picture-in-picture, or PIP, is easy to take for granted when the majority of services and devices have supported it for years. But for those of us using Chromebooks, that's not the case. Hardly any apps or services supported it at all until Google released a Chrome extension last January that allowed you to trigger PIP with a keyboard shortcut. It was a start, but having to activate it manually each time was a pain. Thankfully, PIP will now work as it does on Android if you're using Netflix.

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Grab the excellent Stardew Valley for free if you recently bought a Chromebook

Chromebook owners can redeem a lot of freebies through Google, but the problem is that many users never realize these offers exist or stop checking after they redeem the first batch. That's why we like pointing out newly-added perks to remind you to grab them before it's too late. The two latest additions are for gamers: the excellent Stardew Valley and an IAP in Lineage 2.

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Chrome OS 81 redesigns Chrome tab UI for tablets

Google has gradually been improving the tablet experience on Chrome OS over the last few months, adding Android 10 inspired gesture navigation back in January. In Chrome OS 81, which has now entered into the Beta channel, Google continues that trend with a redesigned UI for Chrome tabs.

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Snag a Samsung Chromebook 4 15" for $232 ($88 off) at Amazon

There are many reasons to prefer Chrome OS over other operating systems. It's lightweight, always up to date, and isn't susceptible to traditional viruses. If you've been curious about trying out a Chromebook to replace your current computer, serve as a second computer, or even be your only computer, you should definitely check out this Samsung Chromebook 4 15" for $232.49 ($87.50 off) at Amazon.

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Asus Chromebook Flip C436 preorders start at $800, making it the most expensive Flip yet (Update: Coming in April)

Asus revealed its new flagship Chromebook at CES earlier this month, the Flip C436. Compared to the previous C434, it offers a thinner design, significant processor upgrades, and more storage. However, if you were hoping Asus would stay in the ~$550 price range, I have some bad news for you.

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