Dual-booting into Microsoft Windows on a Chromebook looks to be ready soon

Recent internal testing of Microsoft Windows dual booting on the Pixelbook suggests Project Campfire is nearing the home stretch. Is Windows on a Chromebook something you might want? Don’t worry: Like Android and Linux, it’s optional for Chrome OS.

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Reader question: What’s a good Chromebook for a 10-year old to learn programming?

Looking to get a starter Chromebook for a younger child to learn some programming online or run Android apps? You don’t have to break the bank: Here are a few good options to consider.

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Chrome OS 71 Stable adds new features with most of them available first on Pixel Slate

While most of the Chrome OS 71 features are first available for the Pixel Slate, all of them are welcome improvements. In particular, the native Google Assistant means you won’t need the Play Store installed to use the digital assistant.

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Review: Belkin $50 desktop keyboard for Chrome OS that holds the Pixel Slate

Although designed for the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, Belkin’s USB-C desktop keyboard with stand works well with the Pixel Slate and costs $50. There are some limitations but it’s worth the look if you want to type away on a desk or other flat surface.

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Family Link for Chromebooks adds screen time limits, site & app whitelisting and parental management controls

Google added new Family Link features on Chromebooks that allow parents to have more control over how, and how long, their kids use Chrome OS devices. Not every family wants to manage devices, but for those that do, this is a great option to have.

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Acer now has three Chromebook 514 models ranging from $349 to $499

Acer is rounding out its Chromebook 514 line with two new configurations, adding a $349 and $399 option to the already introduced $499 model. The processors in all of these devices are bit outdated though, so shop around if you’re in the market.

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Deals on a pair of Chromebooks all this week from HP and Lenovo at Best Buy

In the market for a large Chromebook with the latest Intel processors? Now might be the time to pull the trigger: You can save $100 off the Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook or $200 off the HP Chromebook X360, plus get a free Google Home Mini.

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Need a task manager that integrates with Gmail on your Chromebook? Try Any.do

Need a smart task manager to get things done? Any.do has long been a favorite of mine but its even better now on a Chromebook thanks to a Gmail integration that creates tasks from your messages.

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Considering the Pixel Slate with a Celeron? Watch this video first.

There haven’t been many reviews of the base $599 Pixel Slate with a Celeron processor to date. However, this video review of one shows how the device performs in a broad range of use cases, which may help you decide if the Celeron model is for you.

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Chromebook file sharing with Linux feature pushed back to Chrome OS 73

If you got used to the Share with Linux files feature on your Chromebook, you might want to get un-used to it. The latest Dev Channel release of Chrome OS removes it with a new target version of Chrome OS 73. Here’s why.

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Talking Pixel Slate usage and productivity on This Week in Google: Is it a tablet or a laptop?

Is the Pixel Slate a tablet first and laptop second? Can you be productive solely with a tablet or do you really need a keyboard? We tackled these and other related questions on This Week in Google, where perhaps some initial device perceptions were changed.

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