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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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 review: Dethroning the Google Pixelbook

With newer, more powerful processors, extra screen real estate and a lower price point than the Pixelbook, Acer’s Chromebook Spin 13 is ideal for power users or enterprise customers, minus a few small nits.

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Atlas Chromebook to get a battery boost with Intel Integrated Sensor Hub co-processor

The upcoming Atlas Chromebook is getting a co-processor, similar to those used in Apple’s iPhones and some Android handsets. Sensor data is offloaded to this low-power chip so the main processor is used for more complex actions, which saves battery life.

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Which Google Pixel Slate should you buy? Here’s a guide to answer that

So you’ve decided to buy a Pixel Slate once it becomes available. Ok, but which of the five configurations should you get? Here’s a guide to help you through the process, regardless of your budget.

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How does the Pixelbook stay cool without a fan?

A reader wants to know how the Pixelbooks stay cool, even with a Core i7 model. The answer has everything to do with choosing a chipset that balances performance and power consumption.

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Powerful Arm processors portend desktop-class performance on Chromebooks

Based on the latest Arm developments, I anticipate that more Chrome OS hardware partners consider using Arm processors in their Chromebooks over the next 12 to 24 months: Better performance with long battery life.

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Project Crostini: Gemini Lake Chromebooks likely to have Linux apps at launch

Google is enabling a key Project Crostini component for the next generation of low-cost Chromebooks that will run on new Intel chips. There’s a good chance that going forward, many (if not all) new Chromebooks will run Linux apps on day one.

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Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 gets an updated Intel processor and lower res screen for $499

Around 18 months after being introduced, the Samsung Chromebook Plus has a successor. Version 2 loses the ARM chip in favor of an Intel Celeron, has a lower resolution display and is a bit heavier for $499.

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