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Grab a Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 for just $350 ($50 off) today (Update: Sale is back)

Samsung's second-generation Chromebook Plus was released over a year ago, with updated internals and a new 16:9 screen. The Plus V2 is still a good option for a budget Chromebook, especially now that it's down to $349.99 on Amazon. That's $50 off the usual price, and $200 below the original MSRP.

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Dell's 14-inch Inspiron Chromebook is down to $349 ($200 off) at Best Buy

We reviewed the Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1 last year, and while it's a bit bulkier than the average Chromebook, it's incredibly well-built and offers a great Chrome OS experience. Now you can buy it for just $349.00 from Best Buy, a savings of $200 from the original MSRP.

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Chromebooks will now get up to eight years of updates (Update: Two eligible so far)

The greatest long-term issue with Chromebooks is their fixed lifespan — unlike PCs, where operating system updates are not tied to specific devices, most Chromebooks only get between 5-6 years of updates. It started to look like Google was finally trying to change that last year, when the company gave most Chromebooks another year of software support, and now Google says at least some Chromebooks released this year will get eight years of updates.

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HP upgrades its education line with four new inexpensive Chromebooks for classrooms

Apple might be upset (and maybe a little envious) when it comes to Google's massive success in education, with over 30 million Chromebooks in the classroom to date. Today HP is revealing four more models for its educational lineup in sizes from 11 to 14 inches, sporting student-resistant designs, the same deep G Suite for Education integration, and prices that all start under $300.

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Acer Chromebook 712 combines durability, a 3:2 screen, and Wi-Fi 6 for only $330

Chromebooks are tremendously successful in the US education system, and Acer in particular is among the more prominent players in this market. Thus it comes as no surprise that the company has announced a brand-new device geared to this segment, the Chromebook 712 (going as "817" for commercial customers). Its durable, hardened exterior is paired with the latest Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies on the inside while the laptop also offers a decent selection of ports.

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It's time for Google to build a video editor for Chromebooks and Android

It takes a lot of applications to build an ecosystem. Google has all the essentials down — email, calendar, contacts, productivity applications, and so on — but the company has always struggled with creative tools. Most notably, Google is still lacking a proper video editor for its own operating systems, which is becoming even more of an issue as high-end Chromebooks gain momentum.

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Exclusive: Google is working to bring official Steam support to Chrome OS

Last week in Las Vegas while at CES, I spoke with Kan Liu, Director of Product Management for Google's Chrome OS. In a wide-ranging discussion about the Chrome platform and ecosystem, Liu dropped something of a bombshell on me: the Chrome team is working—very possibly in cooperation with Valve—to bring Steam to Chromebooks.

Liu declined to provide a timeline for the project, but did confirm it would be enabled by Chrome OS's Linux compatibility. The Steam client would, presumably, run inside Linux on Chrome—a platform for which it is already available. Liu implied, though would not directly confirm, that Google was working in direct cooperation with Valve on this project.

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Get a refurbished HP convertible Chromebook for $263 today only

The Pixel Slate is the hot new convertible Chromebook on the block, but if you're looking for something cheaper, you've come to the right place. One of HP's 2-in-1 Chromebooks is just $262.99 from Woot for today only, and the units are refurbished by HP itself (and come with a 90-day warranty).

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Lenovo's new Chromebooks include a Surface-style tablet and a 13-inch laptop with Thunderbolt 3

We don't see many phone announcements at CES shows these days, mostly since Mobile World Congress is just a month away, but there are plenty of Chromebooks to get excited about. Lenovo revealed two new Chrome OS devices today, a Surface-style tablet and a 13-inch convertable laptop.

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Asus reveals Chromebook Flip C436 with 10th-gen Intel CPUs and better speakers

The Chromebook Flip C434 is Asus' flagship Chrome OS device at the moment, released in mid-2019 as a follow-up to the popular C302. Now it's time for the C434 to be replaced, as Asus has announced the new Chromebook Flip C436 at CES 2020.

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