Google thinks about a Chromebook Pro
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What would one of them look like?

Search engine outfit has been looking at Microsoft’s Surface Pro and its clone the Apple Pro and thought “I’ll be ‘aving some of that.”

Google's Chromebook platform will not be "online-only" anymore
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Android app support comes to Chrome OS

On Thursday, Google announced that its Play Store will now be integrated into Chrome OS, giving all of Google’s Chromebook users instant access to the entire catalog of 1.5 million Android apps. This is a strategic horizontal decision that could potentially give much more value to the company’s cloud-centered OS for students, developers, low-income users and anyone interested in a lightweight, affordable computing option.

HP launches cool new Chromebook
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Better specs for just $499

The maker of expensive printer ink, HP has just launched a new Chromebook with some pretty good specs and a starting price of $499.

Neverware turns old laptop into Chromebook
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You can even do it for free

New York City startup Neverware has come up with an idea to transform your old laptop into a speedy "Chromebook."

Samsung releases new Chromebook
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Better battery life

Samsung has announced its new Chromebook 3 at CES practically with no fanfare.

Apple furious that Google is beating it in the classroom
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7/10 must try harder

It is no secret that Apple is being kicked out of the education market by Google, and Jobs’ Mob CEO Tim Cook is furious about it.

Dell releases cheap as chips Chromebook
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At last one which is affordable

Dell has released a Chromebook which is actually affordable and could end up in the paws of schoolkids or businesses.

MediaTek powered Chromebook after Christmas
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A72 MT8173 2.0GHz with USB Type-C

MediaTek plans to start shipping its MT8173 tablets before the end of this month but it has also shared some plans to start shipping its first Chromebooks. 

Chromebooks sell like hotcakes
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Hotcake makers unavailable for comment

Market research firm Gartner has estimated 7.3 million Chromebooks would be sold this year, thanks mostly to the education industry realising that kids need keyboards rather than touchscreen tablets.

Acer wants to be the last of the PC companies
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Vying for title of dodo of the 21st century

Acer is aiming to be one the of the last surviving PC makers in the world, its boss appropriately told hacks at new World Trade Centre in lower Manhattan.