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Why my older Chromebook has a right to live, even if Google says it's over

Chromebooks' five-year end-of-life policy—if it holds up—could put a lot of perfectly good laptops out of commission.

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Acer's new Chromebook is designed to welcome Android apps

Acer's versatile Chromebook R 13 is one good device to run Android apps because it can be a laptop or tablet.

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Acer's new Spin laptops double as tablets and start at $250

Acer's new Spin laptops can be used as a Windows laptop or a Windows tablet.

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The best Android games for your Chromebook

Now that Chromebooks can run Android apps, its time to load up on some games. But which ones play best on a laptop?

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Why Google plans to stop supporting your Chromebook after five years

Google's End of Life Policy sets a schedule for retiring older Chromebooks after about five years, but the details are murky. Here's what you need to know about security and feature updates

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Meet Fuchsia, a new operating system in the works at Google

Nobody quite knows what it's for (yet), but according to Android Police, it can run on just about any kind of device.

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Best Deals of the Week, August 8-12 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 18th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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24% off Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C1DZ (15.6-Inch Full HD IPS, 4GB RAM, 16GB SSD) - Deal Alert

The Acer Chromebook 15 has 15.6-inch HD display and features the Intel processor based on Broadwell micro-architecture and it uses the dual-band 802.11ac wireless technology. It all adds up to the right mix of features to make you...

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10 must-have Android apps to make your Chromebook more useful

With Chromebooks gaining access to Android apps, these should be the first you grab from the Play Store.

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7 Android apps that could transform Chromebooks

For Chrome OS to really be the new Windows, it's going to need some apps that perform like they belong on the desktop.

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Chromebook shipments are exploding, but not replacing Windows PCs

Chromebook shipments will grow in double digits this year, but not as Windows PC replacements, which is what Google had hoped for.

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Review: Acer Chromebook 14 for Work aims at corporate IT

The Acer Chromebook 14 for Work, which is aimed at corporate IT, gives a strong first impression and doesn't disappoint.

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Use Android apps on HP's upcoming $189 Chromebook 11 G5

If you're looking for a Windows alternative laptop, there's a new incentive to pick up a Chromebook: it may be able to run Android apps.

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With Android apps inbound, Google preps a storage manager for Chrome OS

The current methods for managing local storage on a Chromebook suck. Google is fixing that.

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Chromebooks beat Mac notebooks 1.4-to-1 in U.S.

Chromebooks have sold primarily to educational organizations, particularly K-12 schools, because of their low price and easy manageability.

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Google is bringing Android apps to Chromebooks

Google announced Thursday morning that its Play Store will be coming to Chrome OS, the lightweight operating system that powers Chromebook laptops.

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HP's new Chromebook 13 has features to match top-line Windows PCs

HP's new Chromebook 13 has some of the latest technologies that the company is putting in its top-line Windows PCs.

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All-metal and $299, Acer's Chromebook 14 targets IT pros

Acer this week announced a new Chromebook that shows just how much better these machines are getting.

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