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Scott Greenstone

▶ Tips and Tutorials  - 
 
Managing G+ Circles with the Google's new Contacts Preview
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Chris Robato

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And so I take my C910 to the office, to bed, and to the coffeeshop.  Hey its like a loyal companion.  More thoughts to summarize my experience:

1.  I am getting used to the short travel keyboard.  Once I get used to it, the keyboard feels quick and I am starting to like it even more.  Hell, love it.  All my Chromebooks have short travel keyboards, except for my Lenovo, whose exemplary keyboard has made it a favorite of mine.  
2.  Love the trackpad.  It feels smooth to the touch and precise in the cursor.
3.  The grippy surface of the case makes it easy to grasp and carry around without worry about it slipping from your hands.
4.  Once again,  I feel this seems strongly built for plastic.
5.  I love the subdued, organic styling and it goes hand on hand with the matt black.
6.  The screen lacks brightness and saturation compared to other IPS screens (Toshiba Chromebook and Samsung tablets) but its much better than every TN screen on any notebook I have seen.  
7.  Having a matt screen is quite a bonus.
8.  The power adapter for the C720 works on it.  Convenient.
9.  For a 15" it feels lighter than the HP Chromebook 14, and it feels lighter than any 15" Windows notebook I know.  This adds to its surprising portability. 
10.  Maybe the real problem for people deciding on this is: Black or White?   Do you want to get the black C910 model or the white CB5 model?

Summary: Its BEAUTIFUL.
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Luc Brons's profile photoWill Kennard's profile photo
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Is this one with 2 or 4gb ram? Looking at recommending chromebooks for training sessions at work, but need something speedy.
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Andrew Daley

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Am I still the only one have this issue ? Since buying my TB2, the first four icons in the launcher never show....wtf. Been going on for a month or more... Sent in about 4 or 5 feedbacks, still nothing 
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Tylor Bennett's profile photoMike McLoughlin's profile photo
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The other thing to note, the most recently use apps appear there - so you need to have been using some, lol.
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Brenden Gonzalez

▶ Apps / Extension Discussion  - 
 
Okay how do you get a web app in Chrome OS to open links in a new window. Any help welcomed?
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+Brenden Gonzalez This community is mostly made of people who are not developers, I suggest asking this question in the "Chrome App and Extensions Development" community.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/107816657013931145360
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Whadayano Joe

▶ HP Devices  - 
 
Okay, so long story short, I'm in the market for a Chromebook that I can take with me on vacation to do my schoolwork. Well, while shopping I noticed some differences on different websites with the HP Chromebook 14. On HP's website, they only list two models, the 14 and the 11 (along with countless other websites). On the Sam's Club website, it also lists the HP Chromebook 14, however, the picture of the Chromebook does not match the looks of the actual Chromebook 14. 

If you look closely at the photographs it shows a large bezel around the keyboard, which I understand is the true HP Chromebook. However, the photos provided on Sam's Club website shows a smaller bezel. Originally, I assumed they just misplaced the photos with the smaller HP Chromebook 11, but they look completely different. 

Anyway, I'm now wondering if this model is a Sam's Club exclusive, or maybe a new model from HP that hasn't been released yet. What are your thoughts?
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Yodi Collins's profile photoRuben Nunes's profile photo
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You're forgetting that HP updated the 14. I have one with the large bezels around the keyboard and it's a N2940, if I'm not mistaken with 3G. I think HP updated it with some new stuff. 
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Chris Collins

▶ General Discussion  - 
 
This has probably been asked and I just missed it, but with the Pixel having a type-C port on either side, and you can charge with a type-C plugged in to either side, can you charge twice as fast with a charger plugged in on both sides?
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James Lesko's profile photoDaniel Barron's profile photo
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2 women, baby in 4.5 months.
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New Lenovo Chromebook now in stock
 
All new Lenovo N21 Chromebook has arrived and is in stock!

The new Lenovo N21 11.6" Chromebook will be replacing the current N20 model.  The N21 is powered by an Intel Bay Trail processor, has 2 or 4 GB of RAM, and 16GB of eMMC storage.  The model is quiet, fanless, and has great battery life.

What makes this model special is all the kid proofing it has and the price.  All current Intel reference design models come in around $300.  The Lenovo N21 will retail as low as $219 with possible volume discounts for schools also offered. This machine could be a real ground breaker and should offer Acer and Dell some really serious competition.

You can see all the retailers selling them, as well as a full detailed spec sheet and features here:  

http://bit.ly/NewChromebooks

If you would like to keep up with the latest news, info and deals on Chromebooks, I also recommend following me as I update my profile regularly.

 plus.google.com/+BrentSullivan  


#chromebook   #chromeos   #chromecast   #lenovo21  
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Robert Ramzi Khayat

▶ Pixel / Google Devices  - 
 
Hello fellow chromebook users,

I just picked up a Pixel 2015 LS, anyone currently using one? I have to say I am in love with this device, however I have one small issue, the noises it makes.

Is anyone else experiencing a very quiet sound of the processor doing work? It's hard to describe but does anyone else notice that the device is not completely quiet?

Maybe I am hearing things who knows, but it's definitely not silent. 
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Robert Ramzi Khayat's profile photoRobert Smith's profile photo
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+Robert Ramzi Khayat My fan was pretty quiet. It would quietly ramp up if I was playing a video.
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Craig Tumblison
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▶ Release / Update Discussion  - 
 
New features are rolling out now to the beta channel, including a brand new launcher complete with some Google Now functionality!
 
Want to help make Chrome OS better? Try the Chrome OS Beta Channel!

The stable channel is alright, but everyone knows that beta channel users have more fun! Rolling out soon to the beta channel are some really cool new features:


Chrome Launcher 2.0

The new launcher is the best way to start new activities on Chrome OS, like performing a Google search or launching apps.  It's fast, simple, and helps you get things done. We've enhanced search to help you find what you are looking for faster, put the apps you most often use right at your fingertips, and brought the power of Google Now to your Chromebook.  Rolling out to Beta within the week.


Password-protected ZIP support

You can now unzip password-protected ZIP files in a snap!


Timezone Autoupdate

Users travelling with a Chromebook are now in for a treat!  Chrome OS will automatically detect a change in location and update your system’s timezone.


Material Design

Files App is the first app to get a fresh coat of paint. Be on the lookout for others soon! 

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Spot an issue while using the beta channel? Head to the unofficial Chrome OS Testing group to report it and share workarounds:

http://bit.ly/ChromebookBeta

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Want to upgrade to the beta channel? Get started here:

https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/1086915?hl=en&source=genius-rts

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Warning! If you switch to Beta, and it’s too bumpy for you, you can switch back. Just know that switching from Beta back to Stable Channel will delete all local data on your Chromebook, such as downloaded files, photos, owner permissions, and saved networks for every account. It will be like getting a new Chromebook: all users will have to re-add their Google accounts.

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You can find more information about the Chrome OS Beta Channel here:

https://productforums.google.com/d/msg/chromebook-central/dH45keXOy5Q/0a9Oq7xP2xoJ

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Happy beta testing!
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YuTech's profile photoJaap Bakker's profile photoDavid Drapeau's profile photo
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What is the reason that the Asus Chromebox, Pixel and Acer720P are behind on the beta channel?
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Donald Fisher

▶ Pixel / Google Devices  - 
 
 
The i7 Pixel is showing as "out of stock" again at Google store.
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It's showing back in stock tonight, at least for now.
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Microsoft is at it again. Windows 10 will come with an optional – instead of mandatory – off switch for safe boot, making it difficult to install Linux. So far for Nadella's intentions: ""We want people to love Windows on a daily basis". (See http://www.crn.com/news/applications-os/300075482/microsoft-ceo-nadella-we-want-people-to-love-windows-10-not-just-use-it.htm ) .

Why this post to the Chromebook community?  
You can still install Linux on a Chromebook, next to ChromeOS or running under ChromeOS. :-)
Windows 10 will come with an optional – instead of mandatory – off switch for safe boot, and that has Linux users concerned.
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Blair Jones's profile photoJustin Heavenridge's profile photo
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It's not a problem for me. I don't buy anything that comes with a Microsoft Tax anyway. I'll build my own Linux rig and if I need a laptop for Linux I'll just buy a Chromebook or one of the Dell Developer edition notebooks. I'm not going to pay for Windows when I have absolutely no intention of using it. 
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Welcome to our community! View our Community Guidelines here: http://bit.ly/ChromieGuidelines • • • The largest unofficial Chrome OS, Chromebook, Chromebox, Chromebase, and Chromecast community on Google+. Logo information can be found here: http://goo.gl/vWv4L • • • This community was founded by Dinsan Francis and is currently lead by Craig Tumblison, Adrien Pierret, Jonathan Roemer, and Brent Sullivan.

Sebastian Room

▶ ASUS Devices  - 
 
Loving my C200 but this thing is the king of fingerprints on the lid. Any solutions? I'm not counting wiping it off after every use as one. 
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Gary Judge

▶ General Discussion  - 
 
Looking forward to Toshiba 1080p CB2 arriving today. It was tricky to find one for sale in the UK. 
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Olivier Guéry's profile photoKen Rodgers's profile photo
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Argus are advertising £269.99 inc. delivery.
A (very!) "fair" price would be:-
$330 / 1.49 = £221.48
 + 20% VAT = £265.77
- in short, it's a very good price.
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Vijayakumar Subburaj

▶ Toshiba Devices  - 
 
Toshiba CB2 is the best, so far in 2015?
Intel Celeron N2840, a great processor. This can be used as a Linux machine (Ubuntu/Arch)? Anyone upgraded to 8GB RAM and SSD with this machine?
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Ruben Nunes's profile photoVijayakumar Subburaj's profile photo
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+Ruben Nunes that's quite common here, in India. It's like "givenname - father's name".

Kumar can also be a first name.

Kumar as a last name is rare in india, and it's mostly just used as a suffix.
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Ross Green

▶ General Discussion  - 
 
People who buy the new Macbook
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Brenden Gonzalez

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Brenden Gonzalez's profile photoDerek Vigs's profile photoCarmelo Cappello's profile photo
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Great job..Looks GREAT...anyway to make it so we can control the size of the text?  love it
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Donald Robertson

▶ General Discussion  - 
 
Here's a screencap of the new Google Contacts with Material Design.  So to avoid showing you all my contacts (!) I've opened a company's contact information up in the middle of the screen.  It looks great anyway.  Can't wait for the Google Calendar website to get Material Design as well, though.
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+Donald Robertson Any idea if/when this will make it to Google Apps users? I'm still seeing the old layout...
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Torben Harms

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New beta update for Chrome OS. (not for the new Pixel). It contains bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancments like +Craig Tumblison wrote a couple of hours ago.
The Beta channel has been updated to 42.0.2311.60 (Platform version: 6812.52.0) for all devices, except the Chromebook Pixel (2015). This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates, and feature enhancements. A lis...
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Yes, hooray, it fixed my "OK Google" not working.
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EverythingMobile

▶ Rumor Discussion  - 
 
If this source is right, we will be getting convertible Chromebooks from manufacturers like Acer, Asus, HP and Lenovo already next quarter. Nice, if true.
Chrome OS versus Windows, round 2: FIGHT!After getting off to a slow start, Chromebooks finally began to grow in popularity as lower cost alternatives to Windows-based machines. And for a long while,
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So. Ready. For. This. 
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Pritesh Shah

▶ Buy / Sell Devices  - 
 
Is the price jump worth it for i3 or i5 from celeron 3205u? Looking at Chromebook 15. Id like performance and a nice HD screen! I'm new to Chromebooks so appreciate all the help and advice I can get!
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Celeron 3205U - Chromebook 15 Acer
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Core i3
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Core i5 - Chromebook 15 Acer
55%
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+Jean-Pierre White I agree with your recommendations. If you are not a tab hoarder, like I am and many others on here, you can easily get away with 2 GB.
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