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Acer's 'Big Chungus' of Chromebooks gets badder with RAM and processor upgrades

Acer's 'Big Chungus' of Chromebooks gets badder with RAM and processor upgrades

The Big Chungus of Chromebooks is back. After a summer of speedy sales for the first Chromebook with a 17.3" display, the Acer Chromebook 317 has been upgraded with more RAM and a meatier processor.

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Windows 11 will run the Android apps you want (from the app store you don't)

Windows 11 will run the Android apps you want (from the app store you don't)

Microsoft is announcing the next generation of Windows today, complete with an all-new look and feel to its interface. There are a ton of changes arriving with Windows 11, but one new addition was genuinely unexpected. Android apps are coming to Windows 11 in the Microsoft Store, with an unexpected partner bridging the two platforms.

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Save $130 on a 15-inch touchscreen Asus Chromebook with the latest Intel processor

Save $130 on a 15-inch touchscreen Asus Chromebook with the latest Intel processor

Asus Chromebooks tend to have a pretty good fit and finish. And they know it, too, which is why they tend to be a little pricey compared to similarly-equipped models from HP or Acer. Today Best Buy is selling the 15.6-inch Asus C536, with a latest-gen Intel processor and a touchscreen, for just $439. It's an impressive deal if you're in the market. This model is also called the CX5 in some listings.

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HP's new Chromebook hits the magic sweet spot between budget and premium

HP's new Chromebook hits the magic sweet spot between budget and premium

HP is breathing new life into its Chromebook x360 14 series with 11th-gen Intel chips and a step up in memory from eMMC format to PCIe SSD. All of that starting from the same prices as last year.

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Google is gunning for faster hardware, whether or not you see it

Google is gunning for faster hardware, whether or not you see it

Google is pushing harder on silicon investment and scaling down from what it can do with motherboards to focusing on systems-on-chips. Leading that effort will be Uri Frank who joins the company after two decades of custom chip design engineering and as an executive at Intel.

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Acer's new Chromebooks for education include spill-proof keyboards and antimicrobial coatings

Acer's new Chromebooks for education include spill-proof keyboards and antimicrobial coatings

Schools will be spoiled for choice from Acer as they consider upgrading their Chromebook fleets this year. Five new models are coming into play with all of them certified to take a beating from kids and a splatter of bacteria. Plus, one of them being a Qualcomm LTE-connectable device.

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Leak depicts a seemingly much cheaper Galaxy Chromebook successor

Leak depicts a seemingly much cheaper Galaxy Chromebook successor

If, for whatever reason, you wanted a hotrod of a Chromebook, Samsung had it for you this year with the Galaxy Chromebook. With 10th-gen Intel silicon, a 4K display, and $1,000 price tag, it had everyone one could ever need for such a machine. But it looks like we could be getting a sequel as early as February. Says who? Says some stranger with a swiped presentation slide on Twitter.

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Apple wants to ditch Qualcomm completely, begins testing its own cellular modems

Apple wants to ditch Qualcomm completely, begins testing its own cellular modems

Apple has been making strides with its in-house System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designs lately, especially with the company's new M1 desktop chipset. However, Apple is still using modems designed by other firms, which has sometimes become a point of contention with iPhones. According to comments by Apple's top chip executive, the company could soon use its own modem designs, bringing Apple even closer to designing every component of its mobile devices.

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All the companies that have withdrawn from MWC

All the companies that have withdrawn from MWC

The coronavirus outbreak is shaking up the tech world, leading to factory and store shutdowns all over China. This could mean we'll see some production shortages, but fears of the virus spread also have more tangible effects. Many companies have decided to withdraw from or limit their availability at MWC 2020, slated to begin February 24. To hinder contamination, the fair organizer GSMA has put a vast number of actions in motion to keep attendees as safe as possible.

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USB4 is official and it's basically just Thunderbolt 3

USB4 is official and it's basically just Thunderbolt 3

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