Google Pixelbook $250 off for back to school sale, students can save 10% more (Update: No student discount)

The on-again, off-again sale on Google’s Pixelbook is on-again. Through September 3, the base Pixelbook is available direct from Google Store for $749. There’s also a 10% student discount if you qualify.

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Reader question: Does the Pixelbook use eMMC or SSD storage? (Answer: It depends)

Although Google lists the storage type as SSD for all three Pixelbook models, only one has a true SSD. However, the speed of your network connection is likely more important than local data transfer rates.

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Can you happily use a Chromebook and an iPhone? Yup.

When I’m out working with my Pixelbook and iPhone X, people often come up to me and ask: “How can you use an iPhone with a Chromebook?” It’s actually pretty easy and not that bad of an experience.

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Pixelbook 2, likely the Atlas detachable 4K Chromebook, tipped to launch in 2018

For two key reasons, I think the Atlas 4K Chromebook will launch as the Pixelbook 2 (or Pixelbook 2018 if you prefer) tipped to launch before the end of this year.

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Amazon Prime day deal: Google Pixelbook for $749

There’s a number of Chromebook deals for Amazon Prime Day but if you want a flagship device, the Pixelbook has a 25 percent discount, bringing the price down to $749 today.

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Got a Chrome OS tablet with touch issues? It appears related to device rotation.

Users with Chrome tablets like the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, HP Chromebook X2 and Pixelbook are experiencing touch issues that appear related to device rotation when using the Dev Channel.

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Yes, the Pixelbook power button is a U2F key. Here’s why I wouldn’t use it.

Yes, you can use the power button of the Pixelbook for two-factor authentication. But it’s a terrible idea: You’re actually decreasing the security factor with this method. Here’s why.

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Samsung Chromebook Plus gets Linux apps through Project Crostini

Google is making good progress on bringing Linux apps to devices other than the Pixelbook: If you have a Samsung Chromebook Plus and don’t mind running on the Dev Channel, you too can take advantage of Project Crostini. Here’s how.

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Project Crostini Terminal fix in Dev Channel 68.0.3437.0 update

The latest Dev Channel for Chrome OS is on the way, fixing the broken Terminal app for Linux containers and adding some behind-the-scenes code to mount the Linux file system in the native Files app.

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Should you buy a Pixelbook or wait for the HP Chromebook X2?

In the market for a Chromebook but not sure to get the Pixelbook or wait for the HP Chromebook X2 or another detachable? The answer may depend on how much value you place on a true tablet.

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