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. Read More
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. Read More
Rumors that Google will be launching a second-generation Pixelbook device this fall have recently begun to converge in a convincing way. Evan Blass - along with Kevin Tofel over at About Chromebooks - have provided the most compelling evidence yet. Blass, a very reliable leaker, says that Google will launch the device before the end of the year (he's usually right). Tofel, looking at commits for a device in the Chrome repositories codenamed 'Atlas,' discovered it is the only ChromeOS device aside from the current Pixelbook without an SD card slot. Finally, Chrome Unboxed spotted a commit showing that Atlas is booting on an image from the current Pixelbook. Read More
The Google Pixelbook is indisputably the best Chromebook around; in fact, it's one of the best laptops running any operating system. It's so good that many of my colleagues now use it as their main computer, David included. Seriously, spend even five minutes typing on that wonderous keyboard and I guarantee you'll fall in love.
If there's one downside to the Pixelbook, it's that it isn't cheap. Thankfully, we're starting to see more and more deals on it, and this is one of the best yet. For just $909.32, you can get the 256GB model with an Intel Core i5 chip and 8GB of RAM from Amazon. Read More
The Pixelbook is a spendy Chromebook—it's even expensive compared to non-Chrome computers, in fact. Given the price, you might be willing to go a little crazy to protect your investment. Thus, you can drop a whopping $89.99 on the Tech21 Evo Adapt case that just appeared on the Google Store. Read More
We're already expecting Google to unveil the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, second-gen Pixel Buds, and a Pixel-branded Wear OS smartwatch in October. Now let's add a second-gen Pixelbook to the list. Read More
In yet another non-Prime Day deal, Google has dropped the price of the Pixelbook on the Google Store. The king of all Chromebooks currently has a $250 discount on all three models. That means you can get the base version for as little as $749. Read More
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. Read More
Counterfeits are a sad reality for any moderately popular company. Not only does it lose all the sales that go to fake products, it also has to tend to its reputation which might get destroyed when consumers buy a fraudulent item and blame it for a faulty build or function. Google is trying to catch fakes by launching several pages for you to report them. Read More
Google's Pixelbook is a far cry from those cheap Chromebooks you can pick up on impulse. It can be hard to justify the base model Pixelbook, let alone the $1,649 premium model. That version of the device is a bit cheaper today, though. If you were already looking at the Pixelbook, maybe this will convince you to step up to the best version. Read More