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Acer announces the 14" Chromebook 514 with aluminum chassis for $350

Acer is one of the most prolific Chrome OS notebook manufacturers. In the past few months, the company has announced the Chromebook Tab 10 and the Chromebook 13 and 15 with Spin models, and it's now following up on its successful Chromebook 14 with the new 514. The naming scheme might be getting very confusing, but don't let it dissuade you from taking a closer look at this new model.

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What to look out for when buying a Chromebook

Chromebooks are just like any other tech products - some are good, and some are not so good. While they avoid some of the pitfalls of Windows laptops, like spinning hard disks and bundled malware, you still have to deal with potentially under-powered hardware or a lack of support for certain features.

This guide highlights what you should avoid when buying a Chromebook, especially older models that often appear as refurbs at major retailers, or used on sites like eBay and Swappa.

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Google Assistant for more Chromebooks is still on the way

When Google released the Pixelbook last year, it was the first Chromebook to have Google Assistant. The company said Assistant would eventually come to other models, but there hasn't been much news about that since early this year. Thankfully, the feature is still in development, and it appears to be nearly ready.

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9 Android apps worth using on your Chromebook

So many Android apps, but which ones work with best with Chrome OS? Here are a few to get you started.

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[Deal Alert] Samsung Chromebook 3 is $130 from Best Buy

These days, there are countless mid-range Chromebooks to choose from - HP's new convertible, the Samsung Chromebook Plus V2, the ASUS C302, and so on. But if you need a dirt cheap model, Best Buy has the 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook 3 for just $129.99 right now.

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The best Chromebooks for school (2018 Edition)

If there's one area where Chromebooks are undeniably dominating, it's in education. Chromebooks made up 60% of mobile device purchases by K-12 schools in the US last year, and since 2014, they have led classroom notebook and tablet shipments. As it turns out, schools love cheap computers that back up everything to the cloud and can be easily reset.

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ASUS makes the Chromebook 12 C223 official with a Celeron N3350 and 4GB of RAM

ASUS is no stranger to the Chromebook game, and we reviewed the rather nice Chromebook Flip C302 earlier this year. However, we might be getting another option: the Chromebook 12 C223. No, it's not as nice as the Chromebook Flip (especially the one with a Core m7 and 16GB of RAM), but it's also not as expensive.

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Google Camera app is coming to Pixelbook and other future Chromebooks

Chromebooks have been steadily improving over the last few years, to the point where the Google Pixelbook offers genuine competition to high-end MacBooks and Windows machines (depending on what you use a laptop for). However, the camera experience is still sorely lacking.

The Google Camera app is probably the best mobile camera software around, with its HDR+ and portrait mode allowing Pixel phones to match the imaging performance of other devices with dual and even triple-camera setups. With Android apps now available on numerous Chromebooks, why not make use of that already excellent app? Thankfully, that seems to be the plan.

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Acer Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 arriving in September, starting at $650

It's been quite a while since we've heard about the Acer Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13, but it looks like we'll have to wait another few months for them to make it stateside. The Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 are coming to North America in September, and they'll start at $649.99 and $749.99, respectively.

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