Smart Lock Coming to Chromebooks, Unlock Your Chromebook With Your Android Device

After an upcoming update to Chrome OS, owners of a Chromebook who also run an Android device with the latest version of the OS (Lollipop), will be able to unlock their laptops without needing to punch in any passwords. Thanks to a feature called Smart Lock, you can set up your Android device as a wireless key to your Chromebook, meaning no more time wasted trying to log in to your device.  (more…)

Dell Selling Chromebox Bundle for Only $199, Includes Keyboard and Mouse

Dell silently released a fantastically-priced Chromebox bundle to its website this week, priced at just $199. For being a full bundle, which includes the box, mouse, and keyboard, $199 is a steal.

The bundle includes the Dell-made Chromebox, which features 2GB of RAM, Intel 7260ac HMC network card, and 4th-generation Intel processor for heavy lifting, as well as a Dell-made wireless keyboard and Dell-made wireless mouse. (more…)

Intel-powered Samsung Chromebook 2 Pre-order Available on Amazon, Priced at $249

Chromebooks generally sell well, but Samsung’s Chromebook 2 may not have done as well as the company had hoped it would. Perhaps the aging Exynos 5 Octa processor or questionable build quality left consumers unimpressed. Whatever the reason, the Korea-based electronics maker is making another go of it with a new and improved Chromebook 2 model that ditches ARM for Intel silicon. (more…)

Streamable Adobe Photoshop Arrives for Chromebooks

Chromebook users now have a new program to play with, one with quite a prestige, Adobe Photoshop. Google announced a partnership with Adobe this morning, which will bring the photo editing software to Chrome OS users who currently hold a Creative Cloud membership.

The software is streamed via a data connection to Chrome OS, allowing a user’s work to be synced directly to Adobe’s cloud for access remotely or at your desktop.  (more…)

Acer Announces C720-2848 Chromebook, Pre-orders Start at $199

Acer C720

A new Chromebook is soon to hit Amazon, made by Acer and based on their already-impressive C720 offering. The newly-announced $199 C720-2848 is almost identical to the $250 C720, but Acer decided to cut this model’s RAM offering in half from 4GB to just 2GB. Both models feature identical 11.6″ 1366 x 768 displays, as well as the same Intel Haswell Celeron processor. (more…)

Google Announces New HP Chromebook 11, Priced at $280 in a Variety of Color Accents

HP Chromebook 11

In partnership with HP, Google released a new Chromebook this morning called the Chromebook 11. The laptop is now on sale through Google Play for just $279.99, featuring some good specs and a unique design that many might find quite appealing. It features an 11.6″ IPS display, finely-tuned speakers, is completely noiseless, weighs in at an extra-light 2.3lbs., comes in a variety of colors, and features up to 6 hours of battery life. Not a bad little package.  (more…)