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  1. euskalzabe

    Can you use a 12V USB-C phone charger on a 15V USB-C laptop?

    I just bought a cheapo Lenovo S330 Chromebook to try it out. It comes with a 15V output USB-C charger. My Moto Z2 Play uses a 12V output USB-C charger. It occurred to me that I could forgo the laptop's bulkier power adapter, and just use my phone charger with it. Obviously, you wouldn't want...
  2. cageymaru

    Chromebooks Create Demand and Supply Issues for Intel

    Notebook original design manufacturer (ODM) Compal is predicting a worsening of the current supply issues for Intel chips. According to company president Martin Weng and vice chairman Ray Chen, 1Q2019 saw a 10% - 20% supply issue for its clients due to Intel chip shortages and 2Q2019 will be...
  3. R

    Kaby Lake G Chromebook in Development

    in a report from XDA Developers, a new board is in development on the Chromium Git, codenamed "Kidd." "Kidd" is a Chromebook that will be featuring a Kaby Lake G processor. Since it's announcement in January, not many devices have showed up on market with the Intel processor with onboard Radeon...
  4. R

    Acer Announces the First Chrome OS Tablet

    AndroidAuthority is reporting that Acer is launching the first tablet running Chrome OS. Dubbed the Chromebook Tab 10, it is sporting an OP1 chipset with a Rockchip hexa-core SoC, a 9.7" 2048x1536 resolution IPS display, 2 MP front and 5 MP rear cameras, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a...
  5. R

    Update for Chromebooks Enhances Security, Wipes All Data

    In a report from Androidpolice, security researchers recently discovered a bug in the Infineon TPM firmware which allows hackers to potentially brute-force a Chromebook to obtain encrypted data. The bug potentially affects all Chromebooks using the newest Infineon TPM chip, the full list can be...
  6. R

    Microsoft Releases $189 Laptops For Schools

    Microsoft is unveiling 10 new Windows 10 devices for schools starting at $189, challenging the Chromebook to keep teachers and students using Windows. The least expensive if the group is the Lenovo 100e, which is an 11.6" rugged laptop, with an unspecified Intel Celeron Apollo Lake processor, 2...
  7. DooKey

    Chrome OS to Allow Android Apps to Run in Parallel

    The latest beta of Chrome 64 Beta has a new feature a lot of Chromebook users have been wanting for a long time. In the beta you can now run apps side by side without one of them pausing or causing some kind of weird issue when they aren't in focus. So keep your fingers crossed that this...
  8. R

    Chromebook

    I am trying to add a printer to a chromebook. It can ping the printer wirelessly, but the drive is not listed when I add a printer. I do not know what OS to download. I tried the Linux driver and it did not work. Any suggestions?
  9. R

    Acer Releases Rugged Chromebook C771

    Acer has released the new Chromebook 11 C771, an 11.6" laptop rated to resist drops up to 4 feet and 132 pounds of downward force ,and a spill-resistant keyboard that reroutes any liquids away from the laptop's internal components. Only the entry-level models are available for now, with a...
  10. FrgMstr

    Charles Schwab Goes with Chromebooks

    I found this very interesting as it shows what a profound change cloud computing and tremendously powerful processors can do for mobile. I have an aging laptop that I use when traveling and I am not sure why I would need anything more than a Chromebook now for my particular needs while abroad...
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