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Chromebooks, detachables, and gaming PCs boost Lenovo results

Added: 25.05.2017 13:12 | 1 views | 0 comments

The PC giant said revenue grew in the fourth quarter, but was down for a year it described as one of 'significant transformation'.


Microsoft’s Surface line is coming into its own by borrowing from the best

Added: 23.05.2017 17:48 | 1 views | 0 comments

Microsoft CVP Yusuf Mehdi isn't shy about mentioning the competition. As we discuss the company's recent launch of Windows 10 S, he refers to the pared down operating system as a "Chromebook compete." The company knows that Google is eating its lunch in K-12 here in the States, so it answered with its own version, and it's not really making any bones about it....


60% off AUKEY USB-C to HDMI Adapter, 4k 1080p Support - Deal Alert

Added: 22.05.2017 17:46 | 1 views | 0 comments

Compatible with the new Macbooks, Chromebooks and more, this reversible connector from Aukey is USB-C to HDMI. Mirror or extend your display and experience the lightning fast data transfer speeds that come with this new generation of USB technology. The adapter's typical list price of $39.99 has been reduced 60% down to just $15.99. .


Google explains why Android apps still aren't on Chromebooks

Added: 22.05.2017 15:37 | 1 views | 0 comments

Every time I open my Chromebook and see that an update is available, I get a twinge of excitement. Is this the moment that my Acer Chromebook will finally get Android apps? So far, the answer has always been no, and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon.
Samsung’s new Chromebook Pro starts shipping on Sunday, but Android apps will remain in beta at least through the summer, as reported last week by .
Google didn’t have much to say about the state of Android on Chrome OS during last week’s annual . But the company did run a dedicated I/O session aimed at teaching developers how to target their apps for Chromebooks and larger screen devices, as first spotted by .


Windows 10 S FAQ: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's streamlined operating system

Added: 22.05.2017 14:09 | 2 views | 0 comments

Editor’s note: This article is updated frequently as new information about Windows 10 S is revealed. The most recent addition: Details about the Windows Store apps (including Linux) that won’t run on Windows 10 S PCs.
Microsoft’s taking aim at Chromebooks and MacBooks alike with , a new version of Windows 10 designed foremost for educational use. But schools alone aren’t Microsoft’s target audience, and while the new operating system shares the same underlying bones as the standard version of Windows 10, there are some stark differences too.


Lenovo Braswell Celeron 12" Chromebook for $128 + pickup at Walmart

Added: 22.05.2017 12:00 | 2 views | 0 comments

Walmart offers the 2.8-lb. Lenovo N22 Intel Braswell Celeron 1.6GHz 11.6" Chromebook for $129. Order via pickup to cut the price to $127.97. That's tied with our mention from a week ago and the lowest price we could find by $22. It features an Intel Celeron N3050 1.6GHz Braswell dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 16GB flash storage, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.1, 720p webcam, USB 3.0, HDMI, 3-cell battery, and Google Chrome OS.


HP Chromebook Celeron 1.6GHz 12" Laptop for $160 + $3 s&h

Added: 18.05.2017 11:19 | 9 views | 0 comments

Newegg offers the 2.5-lb. HP Chromebook Intel Celeron 1.6GHz 11.6" Laptop in Silver for $159.99 plus $2.99 for shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $8. It features an Intel Celeron N3050 1.6GHz Braswell dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 16GB flash storage, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth, 2-cell battery, and Chrome OS. Deal ends May 19.


Samsung Chromebook Pro briefly goes up for pre-order on Amazon

Added: 17.05.2017 12:37 | 2 views | 0 comments

The high-end 2-in-1 showed a May 28 release date and $549 price tag before the online retailer took down its product page.


This is the Retina MacBook Apple needs to make

Added: 16.05.2017 22:17 | 1 views | 0 comments

A suggests that Apple is planning on upgrading the entire MacBook line at WWDC, its big developer conference held at the end of May. Some upgrades we can already call: the new MacBook Pro and old MacBook Air line will probably get Intel's latest version of Core i7 processor, and new iMacs are almost a lock. But beyond a minor spec bump, it's difficult to know exactly what Apple plans to do with the Retina MacBook.

Right now, the Retina MacBook is sitting in a weird place. In many ways, it's meant to be the definition of thin-and-light computing: good battery life, remarkably thin, and enough processing power to handle everyday tasks, and nothing more. But according to Apple's own rationale, it's made redundant by the iPad Pro, which is supposed to have PC-level performance in the convenience of a tablet form factor.
Worse, the low-end specs of the Retina MacBook make it an easy target for cheap Windows laptops and high-end Chromebooks. Asus's high-end Chromebook, for example, gets you the same CPU and RAM as the Retina MacBook for less than half the price. Sure, the build quality is prettier on the MacBook, but it's also stuck with one single USB-C port. Even setting the price aside for a second, the Retina MacBook just isn't a particularly appealing laptop anymore.
Without the Retina MacBook as a viable option, Apple's low-end options look weak. Sure, the MacBook Pro is a thin and capable computer, but even the cheapest option starts at $1,500. In a world of perfectly usable $300 Chromebooks, that's a big ask.
Long story short, Apple needs to do something to the Retina MacBook, and fast. It's already ruled out the option of giving us the updated MacBook Air that we all want, so it's time to double down and build a Retina MacBook that's actually appealing.
Realistically speaking, here's what that would look like. The form factor has to stay more or less the same, which rules out much more power -- there's just not room. I expect Apple to start by adding a second USB-C port on the other side of the laptop, which gives far more versatility, and (best of all!) means you can charge from either side. When the Retina MacBook first came out, I suspect it was limited to one USB-C port because of the cost and size of the USB-C controller inside. These days, they're much cheaper and smaller, and there's no real reason not to put at least one port on each side.
Do that, put in Intel's latest Core m5 and at least 8GB of RAM, and you have a genuinely usable everyday laptop in a thin form factor. Drop the price down to $899 for a cheap model with 128GB of storage (have to make the savings somewhere), and you'd convert the majority of people looking at a fancy Chromebook.

Lenovo N22 11.6″ Chromebook, Intel Celeron, 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC Drive - $127.97

Added: 16.05.2017 17:05 | 2 views | 0 comments

Lenovo N22 11.6" Chromebook, Intel Celeron, 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC Drive for $127.97. ...

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