Acer debuts six sturdy new Chromebooks for the education market at BETT

Acer debuted six new Chromebooks for the classroom at BETT this week, available in a range of prices and options starting at $279. Some are clamshells while others are 2-in-1 convertibles, but all are sturdy enough to resist spills and drops.

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Coding on a Chromebook: I’m all in with Crostini and the Pixel Slate

One of the most read posts on About Chromebooks is from last April when I detailed how I was coding with my Pixelbook. Now that Project Crostini has quickly matured, I’ve revamped my development environment on the Pixel Slate.

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Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 directly available again, with $50 to $100 off

Nearly three weeks after becoming “temporarily unavailable” on Lenovo’s web site, the Chromebook Yoga C630 is back, now in two configurations, with both on sale, starting at $549.99.

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Pixelbook and “Nami” Chromebooks the first to get Linux GPU acceleration in Project Crostini

The Pixelbook and four other fairly new Chromebooks have the special flag to enable GPU acceleration, making these the first to get the new feature for Linux. This should bring the Android emulator and improved gaming capabilities to Project Crostini.

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Chrome OS may add extra security to view passwords saved in a Google account

Unlike the Chrome browser on Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS, Chrome OS doesn’t require additional authentication when viewing your saved passwords. That may change due to a bug report, although there’s a debate on if this should just apply to enterprises.

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Chrome OS 73 Dev Channel adds Google Drive, Play Files mount in Linux, USB device management and Crostini backup flag

The Chrome OS 73 Dev Channel brings a bunch of useful features to Project Crostini on Chromebooks. You can now mount your Google Drive and Google Play files in Linux. Plus there are new flags to enable a Crostini file backup function that’s in the works.

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Asus Chromebook Flip C434 release expected in March, starting around $569

Asus didn’t offer details of price or availability for the new Chromebook Flip C434 to most people at CES, but Google quietly announced an expected release date of March while the starting price is expected to be around $569.

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The best home and travel accessory for my Pixel Slate is this USB-C hub

Instead of packing numerous power bricks to charge my smartwatch, phone, and Kindle at CES, I only took a few USB cords and the Pixel Slate charger because of one accessory: A USB Type-C hub.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 deal: $200 off for a loaded 2-in-1 at Amazon

The Acer Chromebook Spin 13 with Core i5, 8 GB of memory and 128 GB of storage is a beast of a 2-in-1, normally priced at $899. I thought it was a great device for that price, but for some reason, Amazon is offering it for $699.

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The Asus Chromebook C434 is a very worthy successor to the Flip C302

The Asus Chromebook Flip C302 is a great device but it’s getting long in the tooth. Asus stepped up two processor generations, improved and made the display larger with 5mm bezels in the new Chromebook C434, which could be a hit if the price is right.

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Initial benchmark and impressions: HP Chromebook 14 with AMD processor for $269

HP chose AMD to power its new Chromebook 14 that starts at $269 and a quick benchmark shows slightly better performance than a higher priced Intel Celeron or Pentium powered Chromebook.

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