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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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Acer Chromebox CXI3 review: The ultimate Chrome OS desktop

Chrome OS has always been designed with low-power laptops in mind. There have been a few desktop machines over the years, like the ASUS Chromebit and LG Chromebase, but they're vastly outnumbered by Chromebooks. Seemingly out of nowhere, several companies announced new Chrome OS desktops at CES earlier this year - all of which are capable of running Android apps.

Acer's new desktop is the 'Chromebox CXI3,' which went on sale back in April. There are multiple configurations available, from an Intel Celeron version with 4GB of RAM to a Core i7 model with 16GB of RAM. Interestingly, Acer isn't marketing the CXI3 to consumers - it's designed for use in schools, where Chrome OS is wildly popular.

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[Update: Confirmation] Deal alert: Best Buy might sell you a Pixelbook (i5/256GB) for $720 ($479 off)

The Pixelbook has been out for the better part of a year now, and it's still the best Chromebook money can buy. It does take a lot of money to buy it, though. You might be able to save $479 on this device at your local Best Buy, though.

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[Deal Alert] Grab an Acer Chromebook 14 for Work for $180 ($120 off)

If you're in the market for an affordable laptop, odds are you've already considered a Chromebook. You may even have considered this one: the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work, with its $300 MSRP, is already fine deal. Now, though, it's on sale at BJ's Wholesale Club for $179.99, a whopping $120 off.

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Google may bring proximity-based Nearby API to Chromebooks

Last year, Google released v2.0 of its "Nearby Connections" API, which allows for your gadgets to communicate with other devices in close proximity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It was a part of the overall "Nearby" package, which also includes a few other systems for more specific applications, including messaging and notifications. According to a pair of commits recently spotted by the folks at XDA Developers, these Nearby APIs may be coming to Chromebooks. 

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[Deal Alert] Samsung Chromebook Pro 64GB down to $479.99 ($119 off)

If you're looking for a good deal on a convertible Chromebook and you missed the $250 Pixelbook deal, I have a nice alternative for you and it will cost you a lot less money. Best Buy is discounting the 64GB Samsung Chromebook Pro from $599 to $479.99, the lowest price we've seen on a new unit so far.

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Linux app support is coming to at least 18 more Chromebooks

Google announced Linux app support in Chrome OS back at I/O, but the Pixelbook was the only supported device at first. Devices from Samsung and Acer have gained support since then, but Google's latest code addition to Chrome OS points to a raft of Chromebooks getting Linux support very soon.

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Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 now available at Best Buy for $499.99

A couple of weeks ago, Samsung announced a second version of its Chromebook Plus with some improvements but also some drawbacks. Now you can buy this Chromebook Plus v2 from Best Buy if you're interested, for $499.99.

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Belkin introduces two wired USB-C keyboards for Chrome OS tablets

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) event is going on right now, and that means that lots of education-focused Chromebook-related items are being released. We just posted about STAEDTLER's new Noris stylus for Chromebooks yesterday, and today, Belkin has unveiled two USB-C keyboards intended for use with Chrome OS tablets.

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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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