Acer Chromebase 24v2 and 24vi debut for Hangouts, kiosks or business workstations

A pair of new Acer Chromebase devices with up to an 8th-gen Intel Core i7 are arriving this summer. These are ideal for group video, kiosks or business workstations in the enterprise although I know more than a few consumers that want a Chrome OS desktop.

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Super Bowl savings: 10 percent off the 4K Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630

Of *course* there’s a Chromebook sale corresponding with Super Bowl 53. Because, why not? WIth a coupon code, you can get the 4K Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 for $90 off while the Patriots play the Rams.

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Geekbench results suggest Asus working on a Pixel Slate rival: Rammus/Shyvana

Benchmark tests showing a device with internal similarities to the Pixel Slate surfaced this week. It looks like another Chrome tablet option but this time coming from Asus based on Chromium code approvals.

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Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 with 4K screen debuts at $899.99

Gotta have the first 4K Chromebook? Now you can order one: The Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 with 3840 x 2160 touchscreen display is available directly from the company for $899.99.

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Native backup and restoring of Linux containers in Crostini targeted for Chrome OS 74

Slated for Chrome OS 74 is a new function to export and import Crostini containers on Chromebooks, allowing you to backup or restore your Linux environment as needed — handy for folks relying heavily on Linux apps within the Chrome OS platform.

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Deal alert: A pair of Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 models are $100 off, starting at $399.99

Chromebook buyers on a budget can score $100 of either the Intel Celeron or Core m3 model of the Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 today, with prices starting at $399.99 for a solid 2-in-1 device.

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How to use a non-Pixel Android phone for Instant Tethering on a Chromebook

Originally only for Chromebook users with a Google Pixel phone, the Instant Tethering feature of Chrome OS now supports non-Pixel Android handsets in the Dev Channel. Here’s how to use it and which phones, so far, work with it.

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Audio support for Linux on Chromebooks appears to be pushed back to Chrome OS 74

After making good progress on audio support for Linux apps on Chrome OS, the feature appears to have missed the cut for Chrome OS 73: Tune in to Chrome OS 74, at the earliest, for audio playback in Project Crostini.

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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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