What is the Chromebook Pixel?

Posted by in Chromebooks on May 28th, 2013 | Comment »

chromebook-pixelThe Chromebook Pixel is the latest Chromebook introduced by Google. Most people just learning about the Chromebook Pixel will get some sticker shock from the price. The price starts at $1,299 for the 32 GB Wi-Fi only model and goes to $1,449 for the 64 GB Wi-Fi and LTE model. You’re scratching your head saying, “For a Chromebook?!? What could possibly warrant such an outrageous price for a Chromebook?”

The Chromebook Pixel was developed by Google for the purpose of demonstrating to their hardware providers (Samsung and Acer) that they want to go in a direction of better hardware specs. Those who complain about the original Chromebooks usually complain about the hardware, but hey, you get what you pay for, and what were you really …

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Tips On How To Make Your Chromebook Faster

Posted by in Chromebooks on April 1st, 2012 | 1 Comment

How to Speed Up ChromebookDo you feel that your Chromebook is getting slow? You can use these tips to help speed up your Chroombook.

1.) Reduce Tabs — The more that’s going on with your Chromebook, the slower it’s going to get. Although the Chromebook is great for mobile computing, its processor and RAM aren’t top of the line. The lower specs also help the Chromebook achieve 8 hours of battery life. The first and easiest thing you can do to speed up your Chromebook is to eliminate tabs you’re not using.

2.) Eliminate Extensions — Don’t get too crazy with extension add ons. If you have any extensions that you absolutely do not use, I would uninstall them. These extensions take up RAM and end up slowing down …

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Google Chromebook vs. iPad 2

Posted by in Chromebooks on July 10th, 2011 | Comment »

Chromebook vs. iPad 2

If you’re looking to spend $500 on a new gadget, you may be thinking what suits your needs better: the Google Chromebook or iPad 2. With the $499 Samsung 3G Chromebook, you’ll have free 3G internet access (up to 100 MB per month) for two years. With the $499 iPad 2, you’ll be limited to WiFi. If you want to upgrade to a 3G version, the iPad 2 starts at $629. You’ll then have to shell out $20 per month for the mobile 3G hotspot with a 2-year contract or $30 per month for a month-to-month plan with Verizon. With AT&T, 3G plans start at just $15.

With the Chromebook, there are no contracts and pay-as-you-go data plans are available. After you use …

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Can the Chromebook open Microsoft Word files?

Posted by in Chromebooks on July 2nd, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Chromebook made its much anticipated debut on July 15, 2011 after the project was announced all the way back in 2009. It was originally supposed to debut in the fall of 2010. The device is just the web — literally a Chrome browser on a netbook — but it boasts an 8 second boot time. I thought Google was really onto something when I began diving into the details of the project back in December 2009. However, the jury is still out on this device.

When the device came out, I thought it was a bit pricey, but the manufacturers obviously want to milk the early adopters for what they’re worth before lowering the price. The Acer model starts at $349, while Samsung’s model …

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Chrome OS Notebook Release Date

Posted by in Chromebooks on December 9th, 2010 | Comment »

Chrome OS LogoPeople are going crazy trying to figure out the release date of the Chrome Netbook. The project was originally announced in July 7, 2009. I was getting pumped in December 2009 when I heard it was going to be released in mid-to-late 2010.  There was anticipation that it could be released in June 2010 or September 2010 or at least by December 2010.

Well, Chrome OS was at least unveiled on December 7, 2010, but it’s release date may not be mid-2011 rather than early-2011. I was hoping that PC manufacturers like HP, Dell, Acer, and ASUS would be shipping units as early as January and February, but we may now be looking at a June/July release.

At least Google is giving away beta notebooks

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The Chrome Netbook vs. MacBook Air

Posted by in Chromebooks on December 8th, 2010 | 1 Comment

Chrome Netbook vs. MacBook AirThe new Chrome Notebook was revealed today. The beta design (CR-48) of the netbook is pictured. Pretty simple. PC manufacturers like Acer, ASUS, HP, and Dell will have their own models. This is just the beta which Google is giving out to test the operating system. Here are a some more Chrome Netbook pictures. It’s no MacBook Air, but people who will go with the Chome Netbook are looking for speed, convenience, and affordability.

In fact, Google is giving away several netbooks while they test them during a pilot. You can click here to apply. Google is accepting applications until December 21. I was debating purchasing the MacBook Air, but I didn’t want to spend a cool $1299 for a computer that I’m …

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Google OS Being Revealed Tuesday, December 7th

Posted by in Chromebooks on December 6th, 2010 | Comment »

Chrome OS LogoGoogle OS, which was originally announced in July 2009, will make its long-awaited debut on Tuesday, December 7th during a media event showcasing the web-based operating system. Invitations were recently sent out to San Fransisco press for the event.

During the fall of 2009, the debut was rumored to occur sometime in summer or fall of 2010, but the project has been delayed. What is Chrome OS all about? Chrome OS is designed for netbooks with all data stored on the internet. Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt went on record to say that Chrome OS is designed for keyboards while Android is designed for touch.

Chrome OS is pretty much just the Chrome browser with the addition of web-based application tabs. The user interface will look …

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