Official Asus Chromebox 3 overview page has a few surprising specs

The official Asus Chromebox 3 web page is up and shows a fourth CPU option, more details on 4k/UHD support for multiple monitors and additional RAM and storage options.

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Project Crostini Linux files now automatically mount in Chrome OS Files app

Aside from Dev Channel versionĀ 68.0.3437.0 fixing the broken Terminal app for Project Crostini the Linux files automatically mount to the Chrome OS Files app in this version as well. Make sure you have the right flag enabled to see this function.

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Project Crostini Terminal fix in Dev Channel 68.0.3437.0 update

The latest Dev Channel for Chrome OS is on the way, fixing the broken Terminal app for Linux containers and adding some behind-the-scenes code to mount the Linux file system in the native Files app.

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Video hands-on shows off the Acer Chromebook Tab 10

At the Acer Next event in New York City, the company was showing off its Chromebook Tab 10 along with new Chromebooks. Liliputing spent a few minutes with the slate, showing off features and functionality.

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Acer introduces Chromebook Spin 15 convertible and Chromebook 15

In addition to 13-inch Chromebooks, Acer also debuted 15 inch models; the Acer Chromebook Spin 15 is the first convertible Chromebook in its size and will start at $449 in July.

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New Acer Chromebook Spin 13, Chromebook 13 launching at Acer Next Event

Today at 11am ET, Acer will introduce a pair of new Chromebooks for business with 13.5-inch FHD+ displays. The Spin 13 has a 360-degree hinge, touchscreen and built in stylus for note-taking.

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There’s hope that older Chromebooks will run Linux apps with Crostini

The Chromium team is trying to backport certain Linux modules so that Chromebooks on an older Linux kernel can run desktop apps.

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“Nocturne” Chromebook to power its detachable keyboard like Apple’s Smart Keyboard for iPad

The Nocturne device will support magnetic pogo pins to provide power to a keyboard base that detaches from the display; another first for Chromebooks.

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Service Manual: How to repair or upgrade an HP Chromebox G2

The HP service manual for repairs or upgrades on the HP Chromebox G2 is available, confirming some specs and even adding a few new details on the device. If you plan to modify or fix your G2, you’ll need this.

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Why don’t Chromebooks have Thunderbolt 3 support?

A reader wants to know why there are no Thunderbolt 3 outputs on Chrome OS devices? It may have to do with Linux as well as ARM-powered Chrome OS devices and use cases of Chromebook users.

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Should you buy a Pixelbook or wait for the HP Chromebook X2?

In the market for a Chromebook but not sure to get the Pixelbook or wait for the HP Chromebook X2 or another detachable? The answer may depend on how much value you place on a true tablet.

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