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AMD is about to upend the Chromebook market just like it did for PCs

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Acer is doing Ryzen right with its new Chromebook Spin 514. It's the middle of the afternoon on a Friday and I'm typing this out on my back deck using a Chromebook . I love the darn things and any time I can get away from a desk during the workday I try to do it, and always with a Chromebook in tow. To me, a really well-built mid-range Chromebook with plenty of power and plenty of storage is just right. No one Chromebook is perfect for everyone. Of course, the best Chromebook for me might not be the best Chromebook for you. But if you're like me and want a modestly priced Chromebook that outperforms and out delivers, I think Acer has just what you're looking for in 2021 with the new Chromebook Spin 514 . It's not sleek and light as a feather. Not all of them have a backlit keyboard, nor do any have a glass-covered trackpad. But what it does have makes up for it — a beautiful 14-inch display, a very tough build of anodized aluminum, the best hinge system you&

Make your Chromebook more powerful with these docking stations

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The best Chromebook docking stations can turn your laptop from on-the-go ready to comfortably cozy by plugging in a single USB-C cable. When you're home and want to use a clicky mechanical keyboard, an ergonomic mouse, or add a secondary display, docking stations are here to keep things tidy and organized. While you could maybe get by with some tiny USB-C hub , the cables are usually too short and leave your desk cluttered, while docking stations help keep things connected while staying out of your way. If you need to get your Chromebook connected, these are the best docking stations. Keep it tidy Pluggable USB Mini Docking Station Staff Pick This compact docking station won't take up much desk space, but it still has enough space for four USB-A peripherals, an HDMI monitor, Ethernet, and an audio jack for some speakers. It can also charge your Chromebook at full speed. $129 at Amazon Tall or flat, your choice Baseus 16-in-1 USB-C Dock Some folks prefer a standing d

New leak reveals specs of Google's upcoming AMD Ryzen-powered Chromebook

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This isn't the first time that "Zork" has been spotted online. What you need to know An upcoming Google Chromebook has surfaced on a Play Console listing. The Chromebook, codenamed Zork, will feature an AMD Ryzen 3250C processor with Radeon Vega 3 GPU. It will also feature a Full HD display and 4GB of RAM. Earlier this year, a Google Chromebook with the codename "Zork" was spotted in several benchmark listings. While Google is yet to confirm the existence of the device, it has now been spotted on the Play Console by the folks over at 91Mobiles . According to the listing, the upcoming Chromebook from Google will feature a dual-core AMD Ryzen 3 3250C processor running at 3.5GHz, coupled with a Radeon Vega 4 GPU clocked at 1.2GHz and 4GB of RAM. The listing also reveals a 14-inch display with 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution. Previously leaked benchmark listings had revealed the Chromebook features an AMD Ryzen 7 3700C, so it is likely that the highest-end c

The top 3 ways Windows 10X is similar to Chrome OS (and how it's different)

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Microsoft has developed a "thin client" version of Windows that seems a lot like Chrome OS. But there are plenty of differences that matter. Back when the world first saw the Microsoft Surface Duo (a folding device that runs Android) and the Surface Neo (a larger two-screen laptop-style device that runs Windows), there was a lot of talk about their software. Most of the conversation was about the decision to put Android on a Microsoft-branded device, but the really interesting news was a new version of Windows dubbed Windows 10X that was designed from the ground up to run on light hardware and dual displays. Microsoft has shifted course a bit, and now Windows 10X is going to be released with single display clamshell devices (think netbook but better quality) first, which puts them in direct competition with Chromebooks . For some, these thin-client Windows laptops will be a better choice, and for others, a Chromebook will be the one to buy. The difference is in the

These are the best Chromebooks to buy for you and your family

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Android Central's top-ranking Chromebook reviews ranked The best Chromebooks of 2020 can provide a top-notch computing experience, perfect for students, grandparents and anyone looking for a trouble-free laptop with long battery life. We've reviewed and rated the absolute best Chromebooks so that you can find the best value at any budget. Our buyer's guide will help you find the perfect Chrome OS laptop or tablet. Best overall Lenovo Chromebook C330 $299 at Amazon $280 at Lenovo Last year's Lenovo is still the best Chromebook to buy. This zippy little Chromebook can last 10 hours and won't weigh down your backpack during an all-day excursion. Lenovo Chromebook C330 Features Bright 11.6-inch touchscreen True 10-hour battery life Excellent performance for the price 4GB RAM, 32-64GB storage Balanced weight and size Bright, shimmery 2-in-1 design The best Chromebook balances size with productivity, style with substance, and panache wit

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