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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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Google fires shots at Microsoft and Apple with new Chromebook ad

Google has made countless advertisements for Chromebooks, but none of them have directly pointed out flaws in traditional operating systems like Windows and macOS - until now. The company just released a new Chromebook commercial that calls out its competitors for being annoying, buggy, and slow.

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[Deal Alert] HP selling its Chromebook x2 for just $520 ($80 off)

HP's Chromebook x2 was the first Chrome OS-powered detachable, and although it was an interesting novelty (and probable future for the platform), the $599 asking price may have been a bit steep. Not long after launch, it went on a small $30-off discount, but as of today you can pick one up for a more sizable $80 markdown, sold directly from HP.

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Weekend poll: Do you use a Chromebook?

The long-term future of Android tablets is a bit concerning, but thankfully Google seems to be pushing Chromebooks to fill that niche. Analysts seem to agree the platform could have a future in that market, especially given the continued decline in tablet sales. And since most recent models have touchscreens and support Android apps—some even come in a tablet form-factor—chances are good some of our readers have picked one up.

So, do you use one?

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[Update: Live] Chrome may soon add ability to import new tab backgrounds from Google Photos

Google added the option to customize Chrome's new tab page with a very familiar-looking selection of wallpapers last month. But if you thought Google was done working on the new tab page, you'd be wrong. About Chromebooks recently discovered a new change in Chromium Gerrit that'll allow users to import their new tab backgrounds from Google Photos as well.

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[Deal Alert] The HP Chromebook x2 is $570 ($30 off) at Best Buy

HP launched the world's first detachable Chrome OS 2-in-1 back in April, and it went on sale the following month. The Chromebook x2 normally costs $599 with the keyboard dock and stylus included, but now you can get it for $569.99 - a $30 reduction in price.

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STAEDTLER's Noris digital stylus for Chromebooks is coming later this summer

With the wide variety of touchscreen Chromebooks on the market, it only makes sense that a stylus would come onto the market at some point. In partnership with Google, STAEDTLER has confirmed that the education-focused Noris digital stylus for Chromebooks will be available by the end of summer. This is almost certainly the companion stylus to the leaked Acer Chrome OS tablet.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 11 (2018) review: Costs too much for what you get

Chromebooks now spread across a wide range of price points. You have the ultra-premium Pixelbook, complete with a really high cost, and mid-range options like the Samsung Chromebook Pro. Then you have the budget models — it's still surprising to me that you can pick up a functional laptop that does most everything that a normal person needs for a few hundred bucks.

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20 of the best keyboard compatible Android games for Chrome OS

In light of the recent sale for the Google Pixelbook (that ends today, so make sure to grab one while you can), I thought it might be helpful to roundup some of the better Android games that are compatible with Chrome OS and work well with the keyboard. I for one hate getting fingerprints all over my screen, plus I also find a keyboard and mouse to be the optimal way to play a lot of games. Luckily Android has quite a few PC ports that have retained their keyboard functionality, and there are also more than a few high profile mobile releases that have added in keyboard support thanks to the rising popularity of Chrome OS.

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eSIM support coming to Chrome OS, may work with Project Fi

Chromebooks with built-in SIM cards used to be relatively common, but they've fallen out of style in recent years. As Chromebooks become more and more functional offline, the need for always-on cellular connectivity seemingly isn't as important as it used to be. According to recent code commits, it looks like Google might be bringing back cellular support in a big way.

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