Asus Chromebook Flip CX3 first impressions: $979 for a power-sipping Core i7 and loaded internals packed in plastic

Just in time for the holiday weekend, “Santa” dropped the $979 Asus Chromebook Flip CX3 on my doorstep and I have some first impressions. The price is steep but the internals may be worth it, particularly that fanless, power-sipping Intel Core i7.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 pre-orders begin with bonus store credits from Best Buy and Samsung

Samsung and Best Buy have started pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2, starting at $549. Reserve one early and you can earn store credits for accessories and future purchases.

There’s a slew of new HP Chromebooks for education

HP has five new rugged Chromebooks for the classroom including two new convertibles and two new clamshells with a choice of Intel or MediaTek inside. Teachers can opt for a larger model to show off at the front of the class.

Acer debuts four rugged Chromebooks for education: Two with Intel and two with ARM inside

All four of Acer’s new Chromebooks for education are built to be tough in the classroom. Two run on Intel chips, while one uses the same capable MediaTek CPU as the Lenovo Duet Chromebook and another is powered by a Snapdragon 7c.

Asus makes the biggest CES 2021 splash with three new Chromebooks: CM5, CX9, and Flip C536

Asus held its CES 2021 news back until the final day of the show, announcing a trio of new Chromebooks. Two are large 15.6-inch clamshells, while one is a 14-inch convertible. You can choose between Intel 11th gen chips among two while an AMD Ryzen powers another.

CES 2021: Acer Chromebook Spin 514 line is powered by AMD Ryzen processors

Acer is the latest to use AMD Ryzen processors in its new Chromebooks. The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 lineup with 14-inch 1080p touchscreen starts at $479.99 and goes on sale next month in North America.

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