Google's Chrome OS has always been similar to Microsoft Windows in how one company provides the operating system for many different manufacturers to use on their own devices. But two years ago, Google decided to create a Chromebook which was solely Google branded and designed. Although Chromebooks typically aim at the inexpensive part of the laptop market, this Google branded Chromebook had specifications that put it in line with high end Ultrabooks, and an equally high price tag. It was the original Chromebook Pixel, and its name referred to its 2560x1700 IPS display. At 239ppi it had the highest pixel density of any laptop in the world when it was released, and the rest of its specs were also impressive. But its starting price...

Google Launches The New Chromebook Pixel (2015)

Two years ago Google released the original Chromebook Pixel to the world. To this day it has remained the most premium and expensive Chromebook ever made, with specifications that...

67 by Brandon Chester on 3/11/2015

Dell Updates Education Solutions with New Chromebook 11, Latitude 11, and Venue 10/10 Pro Offerings

Today Dell announced a collection of product updates with a focus on education, with the announcement of a new Chromebook 11, Dell Latitude 11 Education Series, and Venue 10...

23 by Jarred Walton on 2/12/2015

Toshiba Chromebook 2: A Feast for the Eyes

Chromebooks are often viewed as a low cost alternative to Windows laptops, and as such they are frequently a victim of the race to the bottom, where the manufacturers...

60 by Jarred Walton on 2/11/2015

Acer Chromebook 13: 1080p with Tegra K1

The Google Chromebook has a rather interesting history, starting as an always connected device with all your data stored in the cloud and slowly but steadily transforming into a...

71 by Jarred Walton on 1/23/2015

Acer Announces Enhanced Durability Education Chromebooks

This morning coinciding with the FETC (Florida Education Technology Conference), Acer announced two new Chromebooks with enhanced durability targeted at education customers, the C740 and C910. Both feature reinforced...

3 by Jarred Walton on 1/21/2015

Acer Announces First 15” Chromebook, with a Broadwell Processor

CES officially starts this week, which means announcements are going to start pouring out. Every year it seems the pre-CES stuff starts earlier, and for 2015 Acer is kicking...

23 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

Chromebook Buyer's Guide: Holiday 2014

If you want something more than a tablet, the cheapest options are undoubtedly Chromebooks. These are basically the least expensive laptops you can find, and while we're working on...

64 by Jarred Walton on 11/26/2014

Upgrading the SSD in Chromebook & MyDigitalSSD Super Boot Drive M.2 2242 SSD Review

The majority of the Chromebooks tend to have 16GB of onboard storage with some high-end models having twice that. For the intended usage where everything is done in the...

67 by Kristian Vättö on 10/21/2014

Toshiba announces new Chromebook 2 line

Expanding its Chromebook lineup, Toshiba is updating its original model by releasing the Chromebook 2. During my time with the device the most immediate difference on this new model...

4 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/3/2014

Tegra K1 Lands in Acer's Newest Chromebook

Today Acer announced four new models of a new 13.3" Chromebook design featuring Tegra K1. This is a significant launch for NVIDIA, proving there's industry interest in Tegra K1...

24 by Stephen Barrett on 8/11/2014

More Chromebooks Announced: ASUS C200 and C300 from $250

Today seems to be Chromebook announcement day. After Lenovo earlier, ASUS has jumped into the scene with two new models using Intel Bay Trail-M processors. The 11.6-inch C200 and...

17 by Ian Cutress on 5/6/2014

Lenovo’s First Consumer Chromebook: N20 and N20p for $279 to $329

Chromebooks still sit at number two and three on Amazon’s best-selling laptop computer range, as well as 1-6 in the highest rated section, so it would make sense for...

17 by Ian Cutress on 5/6/2014

Toshiba’s 4K Laptops and Updated KIRAbook - CES 2014

The visit to Toshiba’s booth at CES was interesting for a number of reasons, and their upcoming lineup is a good indication of how polarized the PC and tablet...

15 by Jarred Walton on 1/17/2014

HP Chromebook 11 with LTE Arrives at Best Buy, Altair's LTE Modem Inside

We reviewed HP's Chromebook 11 a while back in the WiFi-only variety and found it to be an interesting value play for Chromebooks, even though the Exynos 5250 left...

6 by Brian Klug on 1/15/2014

HP Chromebook 11 Review

We’re in the midst of a netbook renaissance. Armed with lighter weight OSes, faster hardware and a better appreciation for what matters in a consumer device, OEMs are giving...

90 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/15/2013

Acer Launches C720 Chromebook with Haswell CPU

Last year, one of the hottest selling laptops was Acer’s C710 Chromebook. Part of that of course was the fact that it was one of the least expensive laptops...

30 by Jarred Walton on 10/10/2013

Acer Previews Haswell Chromebook at IDF

While they’re not for everybody (yet?), Chromebooks have become one of the most popular laptops to buy online lately – more specifically, Acer’s $200 C710-2833 Chromebook is reportedly selling...

4 by Jarred Walton on 9/11/2013

The Chromebook Pixel Review

It arrived in a white nondescript cardboard box, with just a flash of color, and one word on the lid: Google. Inside was a Chromebook. Chromebooks are dull. Chrome...

75 by Jason Inofuentes on 5/31/2013

Best Budget Laptops, April 2013

Last week we launched a new sort of buyer’s guide for AnandTech with our Best Budget Ultrabook recommendation. We’ll be fleshing out the “best XYZ” recommendations for other components...

39 by Jarred Walton on 4/5/2013

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