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Why I Bought A Chromebook Instead Of A Mac

Chromebooks have surpassed sales of Mac laptops in the United States for the first time ever. And that doesn’t surprise me. Because roughly a year ago I made the same switch. Formerly a lifelong Mac user, I bought my first PC ever in the form of a Chromebook. And I’m never looking back.


The Coolest Stuff Acer Announced Today Includes A Liquid-Cooled Laptop

Acer just had its annual hardware vomit: from laptops and tablets to PCs and wearables. Most of the stuff involved incremental updates, gaming gear that looked more like alien architecture and something called a GrandPad that is a tablet for old people (and not adult nappies).


Samsung's Chromebook 3 Goes 11 Hours On A Charge And Shrugs Off Drops

Samsung has quietly announced its new Chromebook 3, bumping the specs compared to its predecessors while also providing it with longer battery life and a metal body that can shrug off drops.


Acer's CES 2016 Haul Includes Monitors, A Windows Phone And Chrome Devices

Acer has taken the opportunity at CES this year to release a swathe of new gadgets, including the world’s largest ChromeOS PC — integrated into a 24-inch monitor — and a Windows phone that you could conceivably use as your one and only computing device.


How To Snap And Dock Windows In Chrome OS

Windows 10 can do it, OS X El Capitan can do it — and Chrome OS can do it, too. I’m talking about snapping windows to the sides of the screen to make it easier to compare apps and webpages. But if you’re not familiar with the process on your Chromebook or Chromebox, then here’s what you need to do.


Dell's New 13-Inch Chromebook Is Like A Pixel You Can Actually Afford

When Google introduced Chromebooks in 2011, its “always in the cloud” philosophy made these machines seem like starter kits for the lite laptop user. But Google’s incredible Pixel line upped the game. Now Dell’s followed that top-of-the-line thinking to make a powerful Chromebook you can actually afford.


How To Check And Manage Chromebook Storage

If you’ve picked up a Chromebook (or Chromebox), you’ll know you don’t get very much in the way of local storage — the system is designed for the cloud after all. Still, there are times when saving files locally is a good idea (watching movies offline for example) and you want to manage those handful of gigabytes effectively. Here’s how.


Acer's Cloudbook: Like A Chromebook, But With Windows 10

Acer has just announced a new pair of computers that offer Windows 10 within a thin-and-light laptop case — and they start at just $US170.


Keep Your Chromebook Screen Awake With This Add-On

Part of the appeal of Chromebooks lies in their lightweight minimalism, but that does mean you miss out on some advanced OS features — such as being able to set a display time-out interval. If you want to stop your Chrome OS screen from dimming then there’s an extension that can help.


Google Is Going To Make Another Chromebook Pixel

Remember the Pixel, that beautiful, high-end, ludicrously expensive Chromebook that comes with a laundry list of reasons to not buy it? Get ready for number two. Google has announced it has a sequel “coming soon.”


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