Wondering why a Chromebook with similar on-paper hardware specifications often costs more than a seemingly exact same Windows laptop? Here’s why.
Last summer, Project Campfire hinted at Chromebooks dual-booting into Windows. After some progress, the project has been quiet. New code shows it’s shutting down.
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.
Leaked ads show a Pixelbook that looks like today’s version but with smaller bezels for a larger actual display. Expect newer Intel processors and perhaps a lower starting price.
Some think that dual-booting Windows on a Chromebook will make the devices “dead or at least on their way to becoming pointless.” I couldn’t disagree more. Here’s why.
Last month, I reported on an experimental picture-in-picture (PiP) feature that I used on my Chromebook. Google will enable the PiP API by default with Chrome version 69, and not just for Chromebooks. It will also be available in the Chrome browser for Windows, Mac and Linux. And eventually, Chrome for Android support will follow.