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Matt Anderson

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An interesting observation. I'm on the Asus Chromebook Flip. It has the Rockchip ARM processor. If I look up that processor it states that it is ready to display 4K content. My flip stutters badly on 4K youtube videos. So does the Asus Chromebox with 12G Ram. So does the 2008 Core2 Duo iMac. However, my Toshiba Encore 2 tablet with 1G Ram running Windows 10 will play 4k video flawlessly with the Edge Browser. The iMac will do pretty good with Firefox but not with Chrome. The Toshiba tablet is the lowest scoring device on Octane tests.
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+Ethan winningham I had pretty much decided that none of my computers were powerful enough. My internet speed is MORE than good enough. I was up in the middle of the night and tried tablet as kind of a joke and was shocked that this device which only supports the slower N level network can play 4k with no stutters. On devices where I can try multiple browsers, Firefox seems to come in second with Edge browser being the best. At least on Windows 10. I can't try edge on anything else. My son's gaming computer also does fine with Edge but not Chrome.
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Clinton Fitch

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HP Announces the Chromebook 11 G5 With Optional Touchscreen #HP #ChromeOS #Chromebook #Chromebook11G5

HP, like many other traditional PC manufactures, is getting serious about Chrome OS. The company has announced the new Chromebook 11 G5, an 11.6″ Chromebook that will start at just $189
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HP Announces the Chromebook 11 G5 With Optional Touchscreen #HP #ChromeOS #Chromebook #Chromebook11G5

HP, like many other traditional PC manufactures, is getting serious about Chrome OS.  The company has announced the new Chromebook 11 G5, an 11.6″ Chromebook that will start at just $189 when it is released to partners this month and retailers in October.…
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Brent Sullivan
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▶ HP Devices  - 
 
It's official!

Here is the official Press Release from HP on the new HP 11G5 Chromebook. Note, as I mentioned last week, you can already purchase this model at CDW.
A look at the HP Chromebook 11-inch G5, a stylish laptop with up to 12.5 hours of battery life.
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+David Eaton  Per the Verge:

"HP says it'll be using this logo solely on its premium laptops."

http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/5/11367248/hp-new-logo-spectre-13
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Clinton Fitch

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for those who use Evernote on their CHromebook, Evernote Announces Price Increases #Evernote #Android

On their blog today, Evernote has announced pricing changes for their two pay tiers as well as change to their free basic tier. The prices go into effect immediately for new customers who sign up starting today
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Evernote Announces Price Increases #Evernote #Android

On their blog today, Evernote has announced pricing changes for their two pay tiers as well as change to their free basic tier.  The prices go into effect immediately for new customers who sign up starting today while those who already have an account…
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I've tried to like Evernote but I just don't. Keep does do everything I need.
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Michael Rada

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Just wondering if anyone who has Android Apps can answer a quick question for me... I have many docs in OneDrive at the present. I am wondering if it is now possible to open a Word doc directly from the OneDrive webpage just like you can on a mac or pc? For example, does the right click option "Open in Word" allow you to launch the Android Word app and work on / save the document?

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James Scott Jr

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Thinkpad 13.....USB....THANK YOU....
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+Jo Stepaniak Looking at the top of the line HP 13, it has the core m7, 16 gb of ram, and resolution of 3,200x1,800 but no touch. It runs for $1029, so a little cheaper than the Pixel, but still no touch like the Pixel. But it is thinner and lighter than the Pixel as well. Build quality is solid as well.

The Pixel is still the best Chromebook money can buy. If the HP had touch it might be different, but that isn't an issue.
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Christopher Poitras

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Anyone else have a HP chrome book 13 G1 and feel like the tiniest bump will break the unit?

The form factor is awesome but being so think I get nervous just taking it out of the house will break it

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+Jason Edwards Now the Acer 14 for work has similar specs and the form factor isn't as nice but its built tough with spill and drop resistance
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Peter Garner

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USB Ethernet adaptor works great!

Today I decided to connect my Acer CB3-111 to my router using a Plugable USB2-100 adapter which pretty much connects to my devices. As you can see, the "Connected to Ethernet" box came up and I was able to surf quickly. My adapter is only the 10/100 version but they also make a gigabit version. Highly recommended, and it makes for even more connection options when I'm out and about.

http://plugable.com/products/usb2-e100


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ill add, when i initially ordered the Cbook, i only picked up 3 accessories. the ethernet adapter, an SD card, and a 4 slot 3.0 usb extension. that was also a great purchase, that has greatly expanded what my device can do.
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Chris Robato

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District plans to get all 3100 students into Chromebooks. Currently two thirds of them are.
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Sarmistha Acharya

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How to reinstall Chrome OS on your Chromebook
Recovering Chromebook allows removing and then reinstalling Chrome OS on the Chromebook.
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Robby Payne

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Seems like more and more media outlets are coming around on Chromebooks. I know we've all been there for some time, but it's awesome to see larger reach all around! http://bgr.com/2016/06/26/chrome-os-free-space-storage-manager/
Chome OS has always been a thing I think of for people’s grandparents, or young students looking for their Fischer-Price My First Computer. But with Chromebook sales outstripping Macbooks, an…
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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 Chromebit community on Google+. • • • Be sure to visit our sister community here: http://bit.ly/ChromecastCentral • • • This community was founded by Dinsan Francis and is currently lead by Brent Sullivan, James Welbes, Ken Yeh, and Chris Cox.

Daniel Luck

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For those using Neverware CloudyReady (Chromium OS), I found very helpful article to get Netflix and other protected content working with Chromium OS.

I was able to get Netflix working with Chromium OS on several older laptops.

https://neverware.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/214608478-Enable-Netflix-and-Other-Protected-Content-on-v45-and-above-
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Kenny Strawn

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The fact that HP is as "bullish" as this article claims regarding Android app support is definitely welcome news for HP 11 G4 (including myself) and G3 users, who are also on the list to get Android app support (presumably after the G5, which is set to launch next month with support out of the box ― August would be nice).
 
Chromebooks are wonderful computers for many reasons. Besides often being affordable, they are based on the Linux kernel, which creates a rock-solid foundation. They feature a largely malware free experience thanks to its focus on the web rather than local storage. With that said, Google's delivery of the Play Store and locally-installed Android apps to the web-based platform is going to change everything -- maybe for the better. From a security ...
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+Cathy B.​​ So that it makes more sense: The Android installation in question is like a Crouton installation of Ubuntu in a chroot. What is a directory to Chrome OS is in fact "/" to Android — it's as if no higher directory than the container exists. Even if you root the container, it'll have zero effect on the host OS.
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Sai Prasad

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#HP #Chromebook 11 G5 Touch With 12-Hour Battery Life Launched
HP just announced its Chromebook 11 G5. The entry-level laptop offers 12.5 hours of battery life with touch and Chrome OS.
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Joshua David

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Just as I suspected so far from testing more Android Apps on my Chromebook Flip the same issue Android Tablets has with the lack of optimized apps for larger screens has translated to Chrome OS. Its actually quite annoying as most productivity apps that I've used (except for most email clients) are really well optimized on ios but on my flip are just blown up and scaled up mobile versions of the app which makes for a very weak experience. Hopefully for our sake devs actually do something about it this time otherwise it will just become another Android tablet experience except on Chromebooks. SMH. 
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+Joshua David I agree with you on Dynamic Resizing on Android Apps.  This looks like what's need for much better experience.
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Mithilesh prajapati

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HP has announced a new low-end Chromebook dubbed the HP Chromebook 11 G5. The new laptop looks very ordinary but it is said to offer a 12 hour battery life and a touchscreen version which should take advantage of the recently announced Android app support feature on Chrome OS that is coming in the future.
The new laptop looks very ordinary but it is said to offer a 12 hour battery life and will also come in a teouchscreen version
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Robert Smith

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http://www.provantage.com/scripts/search.dll?QUERY=HP+Chromebook+13&SUBMIT.x=0&SUBMIT.y=0

Lots of high spec (m5 and m7 models) HP Chromebook 13s in stock. Forgive the auto pic.
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Peter O'Connell

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Loving the new Asus flip with Play store access.
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play store
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Chris Robato

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About 800 Chromebooks to be issued.
Hundreds of West Valley students will have a computer to call their own during the next school year.
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Xavier Reyes

▶ Acer Devices  - 
 
Weird question before I open the Acer Chromebook 14 (the aluminum one) CB3-431, can anything be upgraded in it? SSD or RAM?
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+Marc Marshall yeah, I don't need the storage or RAM, but figured if it could be upgraded, do it.. lol
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