HP Chromebook X2 down to $399 for My Best Buy members (Update: for non-members too)

At $599, the HP Chromebook X2 surprised me last year as a great productivity device for all but the heaviest power users who need more performance and memory. Today you can nab this detachable for $399 if you’re a my Best Buy member.

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Pixel Slate: Can you tell the difference between the Core m3 and Core i5 in this video?

Debating between the $799 Core m3 and $999 Core i5 Pixel Slate? See if you can tell which device is which in a performance demonstration of both on video.

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Pro tip: The Pixel Slate with Celeron doesn’t reflect the whole product line

Yup, a Celeron-powered Chromebook can be underpowered. But if you expect the Celeron-based Pixel Slate to be a performance powerhouse and replace an iPad Pro, maybe it’s your expectations that need an upgrade.

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Early Black Friday deals: Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 and Pro discounted up to $150 off

If you don’t want integrated LTE, Samsung’s Black Friday deals on the Chromebook Plus v2 and Chromebook Pro can save you a bundle. The best deal may be the $449.99 Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 with a newer Intel Core m3 processor than the Pro model.

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Samsung Chromebook Pro v2 likely coming with LTE, updated Core m3 chip

After updating the Samsung Chromebook Plus, it appears the Chromebook Pro is getting a v.2 upgraded with an integrated LTE option and a faster Core m3 processor.

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