+ Monday May 20th, 2019

Tablets, Laptops and Chrome

Chrome OS 66 is rolling out with Meltdown protection, password export, more tweaks and stuff

Chrome OS users will be happy to note that the new Chrome OS version 66 is rolling out today, bringing with it a number of welcome changes. The headline features are media autoplay restrictions, password export and protection against Meltdown for all Chrome OS devices. In Chrome 66, users can …

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Samsung releases an updated Chromebook Pro with backlit keyboard, unlikely to come to Australia

High-end Chromebooks sound like a bit of an oxymoron, and although they’re not often found in Australia, they exist overseas and Samsung’s Chromebook Pro is among the best of them. Released last year, it sits among few peers at the top of the Chromebook pile, alongside Google’s own Pixelbook. Though …

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Huawei’s MateBook X Pro could be the best Windows laptop around .. will it come to Australia?

Huawei may have just made a Windows laptop that’s as desirable as Apple’s MacBook. It always used to be that Windows laptops lagged behind Apple in industrial design; while Apple made desirable, instantly recognisable unibody laptops, manufacturers of Windows laptops made ugly grey devices recognisable only for being non-descript.  That …

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Dell announces a new ruggedised convertible Chromebook for the classroom

It was a fun week for educators in Britain with technology focused BETT conference yielding a number of announcements from major manufacturers including Dell who announced a new convertible, ruggedised Chromebook. The Dell Chromebook 5190 comes in either clamshell or 2-in-1 convertible designs with an 11″ display. The Chromebook has …

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Acer may have just shown off a ChromeOS tablet and I WANT ONE

There’s a show on called BETT at the moment, and though there’s been a few interesting ChromeOS announcements. ChromeOS has pivoted from just being cheap laptops that aren’t very useful, and now represents both a powerful platform in its own right (paired with Android), but a very popular option for …

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