Pixelbook and “Nami” Chromebooks the first to get Linux GPU acceleration in Project Crostini

The Pixelbook and four other fairly new Chromebooks have the special flag to enable GPU acceleration, making these the first to get the new feature for Linux. This should bring the Android emulator and improved gaming capabilities to Project Crostini.

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New Year’s Deal: Score a refurbished Pixelbook for $599.99

Looking to start 2019 with a new Chromebook? Best Buy is selling certified refurbished Pixelbooks for $599.99, which is a bit less expensive than recent sale pricing on this powerhouse 2-in-1 laptop.

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Dual-booting into Microsoft Windows on a Chromebook looks to be ready soon

Recent internal testing of Microsoft Windows dual booting on the Pixelbook suggests Project Campfire is nearing the home stretch. Is Windows on a Chromebook something you might want? Don’t worry: Like Android and Linux, it’s optional for Chrome OS.

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Talking Pixel Slate usage and productivity on This Week in Google: Is it a tablet or a laptop?

Is the Pixel Slate a tablet first and laptop second? Can you be productive solely with a tablet or do you really need a keyboard? We tackled these and other related questions on This Week in Google, where perhaps some initial device perceptions were changed.

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Pixel Slate shipments have begun, Best Buy availability to follow soon?

After a false start with a November 22 retail availability date, my Pixel Slate pre-order has shipped and should arrive later this week. I’d expect inventory at Best Buy to be soon released as well.

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Chromebook Black Friday deals, including some already available

With a wide range of Chromebooks now available for every budget and performance preference, you can find a deal on just about any type of Chromebook. Here’s a list of some of the Black Friday Chromebook deals.

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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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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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Google Pixel Slate tipped to have Core i7-8500Y and 16 GB option, running Android 9

Geekbench tests showing a device called Google Nocturne (aka: Pixel Slate) appeared online: At least one configuration is likely to be the latest Core i7 Y-series chip and 16 GB RAM, with Android 9 on board the detachable Chrome tablet.

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HP Chromebook X2 with Core i5 and 8GB of RAM is available… in France

Six months after the base HP Chromebook X2 launched, the U.S. is still waiting for more powerful configurations. If you live in the EU however, you can get this detachable Chrome tablet with a Core i5 and 8GB of memory.

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Will the Pixel Slate, aka: Nocturne, dual boot into Windows 10 or Linux?

There’s a code commit from July suggesting that Nocturne could dual boot into Windows or Linux. However, it’s not likely to happen in the near future: All of the Project Campfire efforts are targeted at the Pixelbook for now.

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