During its newly established EDU event, Microsoft announced Windows 10 S (S for Student, not for Superman), a new Surface laptop and several partner PCs. The goal of new EDU strategy is to win back schools across the country. Years ago, Microsoft dominated schools with affordable Windows PCs, taking a back seat when Apple rebuilt itself with the iMac and then MacBook. Just as Apple started to run out of steam, Google came to the front with its cloud-driven Chromebooks. Now when the things are changed Microsoft wants to take back the throne, and once again have a prime place in the classroom, where it
With the Acer Chromebook 14, the first thing that comes to mind when you are looking at it – is the Apple Macbook. The newest Acer Chromebook device looks unmistakably similar to Apple’s highest selling laptop. Something owners will definitely appreciate, given the high selling nature of the Macbook. For the most part, Apple’s laptops have looked great – something that plenty other device makers are using to their advantage – same could be said about this one in certain key areas. The design overall looks great. The aluminum looks fantastic and the whole thing looks sturdy in every detail. On the other hand, even
We’ll be seeing a lot more Chrome OS devices this year.
Super cheap chips from Rockchip allows low-end Chromebooks to hit $149.
Here is the daily roundup from Japanese consumer tech and tech business websites for December 8, 2014.
With the holidays approaching fast many people will be getting new notebooks this holiday season, we give you our pick for the top 5.
Intel has the lead in the Chromebook segment, but the steady rise of ARM-based hardware has the manufacturer worried.
The global PC market has essentially been flat for the third quarter of this year, but Europe and the US are bright spots, indicating that the PC is strong
Should Google and Adobe’s Project Photoshop Streaming take off, this may set a precedent for software vendors in the future.
The Chromebook market is chock full of great models, and with the introduction of Tegra K1 Chromebooks, the segment has received a much-needed boost in terms of power. After Acer (TPE: 2353) announced the first Chromebook running Nvidia’s (NASDAQ: NVDA) Tegra K1, HP is joining the fray today by announcing two models — a Chromebook 11 that features a Bay Trail CPU, and a Chromebook 14 that comes with a Tegra K1 chip. HP’s (NYSE: HPQ) Chromebook 11 seems like a much better offering, mainly due to the Celeron N2830 CPU, which is a much better processor than the ARM-based variants included in the first-gen Chromebooks. Memory has
Chromebooks have finally made it to Japan, but can the Google (NASDAQ: GOOG)-powered notebook stay in the Land of the Rising Sun? Despite its standard distribution in Europe and the United States, Chromebooks had just recently come to the shores of Japan. Even Google wasn’t thrilled at the idea of selling Chromebooks in Japan until recently, after Toshiba (TYO: 6502) unveiled Japan’s very first Chromebook a few months ago. The big question here is why. Why aren’t Chromebooks that big in Japan? One commentary on a Japanese blog may explain why, and the reason is at the heart and core of what Chromebooks really are. The