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How to use the ChromeOS Cloud Gaming Launcher

Hopefully, Google pushes this to all Chromebooks

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As the internet becomes a bigger part of our daily lives, moving our data and computing power to the cloud is common. Few products take advantage of this like a top-of-the-line Chromebook. Few services showcase the potential of cloud computing like cloud gaming platforms such as Amazon Luna, GeForce Now, and Xbox Game Pass, which let you stream games that are otherwise unplayable on your device.

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Best Black Friday Chromebook deals: Save on Acer, Lenovo & HP

From lightweight laptops to Pixelbook successors, there's a new Chromebook here for you this holiday

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While phones and tablets might get the bulk of the attention when it comes to Black Friday deals, Chromebooks deals can get downright chaotic. Starting at prices like $80 — we've even seen $50 in the past — Chromebook sales can be so sweet, but you have to pay extra attention to avoid "deals" that are really just what a 2019 Chromebook should cost when it's four years old.

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How to use the Chromebook Personalization Hub

Give your Chromebook a dash of personality

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If you've been using Chromebooks for a while, you may know that ChromeOS lacks personality. It seems Google is putting effort into turning it into a top-tier operating system with top-tier devices. The new Personalization Hub is the most visible example of that. It lets you switch between light and dark mode and add custom wallpapers and screen savers.

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Best Chromebook deals: Save hundreds on some of our favorite models

Get a top Chrome OS laptop for as low as $180

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There are a lot of great Chromebooks these days, with plenty of options for every need and budget. So whether you're a student looking for a cheap 2-in-1 to take notes on, or a gamer that needs a big screen and plenty of performance, chances are there's a model for you.

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Best printers for Chromebooks in 2023

Welcome to stress-free printing from your Chromebook.

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The Chromebook segment has recorded significant growth in recent times. While it's still the leading choice in schools, other people are also switching to Chromebooks with the emergence of models with better hardware, new form factors, and premium features, such as the more powerful Chromebook Plus range.

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Best speakers for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes in 2023

Find the best speakers to bring that Chrome-powered computer alive

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Whichever Chromebook model you're using, there's one unfortunate trait shared by all of these laptops, and that's unexceptional sound. We’re not pointing fingers at certain brands or peripheral designs because it's tough to rise above the bare minimum when it comes to laptop sound. Then there's the Chromebox, which has no speakers whatsoever.

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How to use a Chromebook offline

An offline Chromebook can still use many of its cloud-based apps

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Everything we use these days is connected to the internet. Whether it's your fridge, clock, or smartphone, we are constantly online. However, sometimes we're in a situation where we don't have internet. This could be on a road trip, in the middle of nowhere, or visiting a building with intermittent service. Many devices would be useless without an internet connection, but many devices, such as Chromebooks, can do a lot when not connected to the internet.

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Best mice for Chromebooks in 2023

It’s time to look beyond your Chromebook’s touchpad

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Simplicity is key when it comes to the best Chromebook laptops. There are a few options that are powerful enough to run modern games and stand up to notable gaming brands like Asus ROG, but generally, Chromebooks tend to serve a more practical purpose. The Linux-based ChromeOS operating system is designed to deliver a consumer-friendly workstation that balances cost and functionality. Still, much of what you get out of your Chromebook will depend on the accessories you pair with it. Among the first accessories every Chromebook owner should get is a mouse.

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Best Photoshop alternatives for Chromebooks in 2023

Don't let the lack of Photoshop keep you away from using ChromeOS; there are plenty of alternatives

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It's not often that we see a web browser become a fully-fledged OS. And yet, that's exactly what happened with Google's Chrome. ChromeOS, Google's lightweight operating system, started out as little more than hubs for checking e-mail and watching YouTube, but times have changed.

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I'm addicted to this $380 Lenovo Flex 5i Chromebook Plus deal

My new favorite Chromebook is already down to a great value, and Black Friday is still three weeks away

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Lenovo's Flex 5 and Flex 5i Chromebooks have been among the most popular and dependable Chromebooks for the last three and a half years since the first one debuted at CES 2020. Balancing power and price, portability and productivity, the Flex 5i has been my go-to recommendation for new Chromebook buyers who aren't willing to dive into the deep end with the $700 Acer Chromebook Spin 714. The latest entry in this series is the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook Plus, a 14-inch 2-in-1 laptop with a 13th Gen Intel Core i3, upgraded webcam, ample RAM, and a small but sweet crop of new features exclusive to the new Chromebook Plus line — and only a month after it's launch, it's already over $100 off.

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Best HP Chromebooks in 2023

HP makes a lot of Chromebooks, but these are the best of the best

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Some of the best Chromebooks available today come from HP's stable, including the high-end Dragonfly Pro Chromebook and the new HP Chromebook Plus x360. The wide variety of laptops available makes it easier to get the proper Chromebook for your needs, and we've put together this collection with the absolute best of the best. Whether you're in search of something for general use, for business practices, for school and students, or even for gaming, there's an HP Chromebook for you.

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Should you buy a Chromebook on Black Friday?

The season of savings is upon us, so deck the halls with Chrome OS

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Time to throw out the pumpkins and break out the wreaths — okay, maybe a little early for Christmas decor — as we head into November and the first bumper crop of Black Friday deals. These superb sales will cover every gadget and gizmo you could think of, from the smallest Soundcore earbuds to the most tantalizing tablets, and that naturally includes Chromebooks.

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How to open a Linux terminal on Chromebook

Give yourself even more freedom to do anything you want on your device

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Chromebooks are popular because they are fast, easy to use, and affordable. You'll likely spend most of your time online using web-based apps, but there are some cases where you can use your Chromebook offline. For example, you can edit Google Docs files without an active internet connection and manage your downloaded files offline. You can also turn your budget Chromebook into a fully featured Linux computer where you can run a unique command line environment. In this guide, we cover how to get a Linux terminal up and running on your Chromebook.

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How to switch from Windows to ChromeOS

It's easier than you might think but requires some adapting

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Windows is an operating system widely used for entertainment, work, school, and gaming. It has a worldwide appeal for offering a user experience tailored to your needs using premade or custom-built computers. At the same time, Windows is synonymous with viruses, malware, and other infections that plague its users daily. And constant Windows updates in the background often go ignored by many, causing more issues in the future. Some of the best Chromebooks on the market can be very appealing, and it's easy to see why some might want to switch to ChromeOS.

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Best Buy knocks up to $200 off just-released Chromebook Plus series

Get a powerful Chromebook for as low as $270

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Google recently announced the Chromebook Plus program, putting in motion its long-rumored plan to better distinguish between low-end and high-end ChromeOS laptops. Manufacturers wanting their Chromebooks to don the new branding and have access to exclusive Plus features will have to meet a number of hardware requirements including at least 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and 1080p webcam resolution.

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Best cheap Chromebook for every budget in 2023

Chromebooks come in all sizes and prices, and we've gathered the best that won't break the bank

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Buying a quality Chromebook can be difficult, especially if you're shopping for a more affordable option that still performs well and offers some enticing features. While Chromebooks have come a long way since their inception — with many now sporting much better specs, high-end displays, added security features, and LTE connectivity — there are still plenty of duds out there to avoid.

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Best USB-C hubs for Chromebooks in 2023

Add ports, flexibility, and functionality to your Chromebook with an excellent USB-C hub

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The best USB-C hubs for Chromebooks can effectively turn your laptop into a connectivity oasis, all with a compact piece of hardware that can even travel with you quite easily. Some Chromebooks might have enough ports for your needs as they come, but even today's best Chromebooks are paring things down with a focus on USB-C. And thanks to the versatility of the USB-C port, there's a huge variety of powerful hubs to choose from.

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Asus Chromebook Plus CX34 review: Productivity on point

Subtly sweet software and sturdy hardware make for a dependable laptop

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A new generation of Chromebooks is upon us! The Chromebook Plus series aims to pull Chromebook specs into the present and help users find the best Chrome OS experience without having to obsess over numbers and standards. (After all, that’s my job.) This is a promising idea, taking the guesswork out of buying a great Chromebook for consumers while also providing a clear standard for Chrome OS devices moving forward.

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Best touchscreen Chromebooks in 2023

Hate using a keyboard and touchpad for everything? We have a bunch of great touch-enabled Chromebooks to recommend

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The best Chromebooks come in all shapes and sizes, with varying levels of performance hardware and features available at different price points. While many features are optional, one that you shouldn't miss out on is a touchscreen. Touch input is essential when dealing with any Android apps via Google Play, it also allows you to treat your laptop like a tablet (albeit a slightly heavy one), and it gives you an extra way of interacting with your laptop outside the trackpad or Chromebook-compatible mouse.

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Best Chromebook docks and docking stations in 2023

Effortlessly transform your Chromebook into a desktop setup with a steadfast dock

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Modern laptops, including the best Chromebooks on the market, are highly capable machines for both work and play. While Chromebooks are workhorses, sometimes you may find yourself needing additional ports and connectivity options to truly harness their full potential.

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