Chromebooks

  • HP launches Slatebook - a 14-inch Android laptop, new Chromebook June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: HP has announced the launch of its new Chromebook and an Android-powered laptop. Like the last year's Chromebook 11, the new HP Chromebook PC has a 11.6-inch display. Powered by a Samsung processor, the new Chromebook PC will be available in Snow White and Ocean Turquoise colours. It...
  • Windows now has more reasons to be afraid of the Chromebook May 7, 2014

    San Francisco: Another wave of laptop computers running on Google's Chrome operating system will be hitting stores this summer in the latest challenge to Microsoft's dominant Windows franchise. The latest line of Chromebooks unveiled Tuesday run on a new generation of faster Intel microprocessors that don't devour as much battery power....
  • Samsung launches Chromebook 2 at $320 onwards; to go on sale from April March 4, 2014

    Samsung announced the launch of the Chromebook 2 Series. The new models are available in 11.6- and 13.3-inch configurations, and are believed to improve on the Samsung Chromebook line with faster performance and longer battery life. The new Chromebooks have a textured lid and stitched design. The 13.3-inch model features...
  • PC shipments continue global decline as mobile wins out: Report January 12, 2014

    Beijing: Worldwide PC shipments fell 10 per cent last year to 314.6 million units as manufacturers could not stop consumers opting for smartphones and tablets instead, showed preliminary data from researcher IDC. Shipments reached 82.2 million personal computers in October-December, 5.6 percent less than in the same period a year earlier...
  • Microsoft lists reasons why not to buy a Google Chromebook November 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Microsoft is obviously worried about Google entering the PC business with Chrome OS and in the latest 'Scroogled' attack on its rival Microsoft is targeting the Google Chromebook. Scroogled is a long-running anti-Google campaign by Microsoft that attempts to highlight the wrongs its competitor is doing. A video posted on...
  • Google, HP halt sales of Chromebook 11 after reports of chargers overheating November 14, 2013

    San Francisco: Google and Hewlett-Packard are halting sales of their recently released Chromebook 11 computer after some users reported the device's charger has been overheating. The precautionary measure announced Wednesday comes slightly more than a month after Google Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. unveiled the Chromebook 11 as a more affordable alternative...
  • Google Chromebooks go on sale in India from today at Rs 22,999 onwards October 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Google Chromebooks have finally made its way to India - more than two-years after they were launched globally. The Acer C720 Chromebook and HP Chromebook 14 are available at select Reliance Digital and Croma stores in Delhi and Mumbai starting October 17. Chromebooks are laptops powered by Google's Chrome...
  • Google Chromebooks to be available in India from Oct 17 at Rs 22,999 onwards October 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Search giant Google said Chromebooks will be available in India from next week, more than two-years after they were launched globally. Chromebooks are laptops powered by Google's Chrome OS operating system. "From October 17, Indians will be able to enjoy the Chromebook experience with the launch of the...
  • HP Chromebook 11 review: Cannot yet replace your primary device October 10, 2013

    New York: Hewlett-Packard's new Chromebook 11 is a laptop at heart, but it's light and portable enough to work well in places where you'd normally prefer a tablet. I'm thinking cramped buses and airplanes, the waiting area of a doctor's office or even the cushiony couch in your living room. The...
  • Google unveils $279 HP Chromebook 11 with high-end features October 9, 2013

    New York: Google is introducing a $279 laptop that runs its Internet-centric Chrome operating system, borrowing many of the high-end features found in models that cost $1,000 or more. Hewlett-Packard makes the new HP Chromebook 11. Although its price is in line with most other Chrome OS notebooks, the new model...
  • Google Chromebook Pixel review: Impressive, but not for all April 4, 2013

    Cambodia: Google's first high-end laptop, the Chromebook Pixel, is an impressive machine. It feels light and comfortable in my hands and on my lap. Its high-resolution display makes photos look sharp and video come to life. From a hardware standpoint, it's everything I'd want a laptop to be. But the Pixel...
  • Head-to-head: Google Chromebook Pixel vs Apple MacBook Pro April 4, 2013

    Google has come out with a high-end laptop running its Chrome OS operating system. The Chromebook Pixel has a high-resolution screen comparable to Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina display. Here's how the two laptops stack up: Price: The basic, Wi-Fi model of the Chromebook Pixel costs $1,299. One that can also...
  • Google unveils expensive high-resolution touchscreen Chromebook Pixel February 22, 2013

    San Francisco: Google is adding a new and more expensive touch to its line of Chrome laptops in an attempt to outshine personal computers running on software made by rivals Microsoft and Apple. The Chromebook Pixel unveiled Thursday includes a nearly 13-inch display screen that responds to the touch or swipe...
  • HP unveils Pavilion 14 Chromebook, its first Chrome OS device February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Extending its PC and workstation portfolio, HP has announced its first Chromebook - Pavilion 14 Chromebook - which boasts a display that is approximately 2 inches wider (diagonally) than any other Chromebook in the market; it has a 14-inch display. According to the company, the HP BrightView display...
  • Technology watchlist for 2013 January 5, 2013

    1. Dual-screen Ultrabooks Manufacturers are creating ever more intriguing portable computing devices. Graft a tablet onto a thin laptop and we have a strange and wonderful 'tabtop/laptablet' dual-screen device that functions interchangeably. On the high-end of the spectrum are packed-to-the-gills devices like the upcoming Asus Taichi-a Windows 8 Ultrabook with two...
  • Google sells discounted Chromebooks at $99 December 11, 2012

    Boston: Google began selling basic laptop computers to schools at a price of $99, meeting a price point that prominent MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte famously held out in 2005 as key to bringing computing power to the masses. The Internet giant said on Monday that it will be offering the steep...
  • Google, Samsung to sell new Chromebook for $249 October 19, 2012

    San Francisco: Google is dangling a low-priced laptop computer in front of consumers as rivals Microsoft and Apple prepare to release their latest gadgets. The lightweight computer unveiled on Thursday will sell for $249 and is being made in a partnership with Samsung Electronics, which also makes smartphones and tablet...
  • Review: Samsung Chromebook vs Chromebox July 20, 2012

    Atlanta: Two new computers running Google's Chrome operating system are looking to lure people to a browser-based environment. Both target light-duty computer users who don't need the full range of capabilities that traditional Windows and Mac computers provide. The first thing to know about these machines is they lack regular hard...
  • Google, Samsung unveil new version of Chromebook May 30, 2012

    San Francisco: Google will try to win more converts to a computer operating system revolving around its popular Chrome Web browser with a new wave of lightweight laptops built by Samsung Electronics. Tuesday's release of the next-generation Chromebooks will give Google and Samsung another opportunity to persuade consumers and businesses to...
  • Review: Samsung's Google Chromebook July 14, 2011

    Atlanta: New laptops running Google's Chrome operating system offer a new approach in portable computing: Games, productivity tools and anything else you might need are handled by distant computers connected to the Internet. With this method, you don't store data on a hard drive inside the computer. That streamlines things, at...
  • Google launches Chrome laptops - Chromebooks May 12, 2011

    San Francisco: Laptop computers using Google's Chrome operating system will go on sale in June, as the world's No. 1 Internet search engine challenges Microsoft Corp and Apple on their home turf. The new Web-centric PCs, made by Samsung and Acer Inc, are Google's latest attempt to change how consumers and...