Google unveiled the Pixelbook two years ago, and it instantly became the best Chromebook money could buy. We'd been hoping for a real update to the Pixelbook this year, but there is no Pixelbook 2. Instead, we have the new Pixelbook Go, which will exist alongside Google's older device. The Pixelbook Go starts at a much lower $649, but it's missing many of the features we liked most about the Pixelbook. Read More
Chromebooks have come a long way from the dark, buggy days of the CR-48 and laggardly Intel Atom processors. Back when Chrome OS really was just a browser, it was fairly easy to write off as just another strange Google experiment, unlikely to succeed and conceptually far ahead of its time. Who could get by on a laptop with just the web? I, like many people, thought Chromebooks wouldn't appeal to anyone.
But 7 years after the first Chromebook, Google's browser-based OS is still with us. And, much to everyone's surprise, it's going stronger than ever.
The reason for that, primarily, is the browser-focused laptops turned out to be ideal terminals for students accessing web applications. Read More