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Scott Greenstone

News/Gen Discussion  - 
 
Inbox by Gmail: Chrome Desktop Notifications
 
+Inbox by Gmail:Chrome Desktop Notifications
Those of you who have either been using Inbox by Gmail for some time, or have at least tried Inbox by Gmail, have probably noticed there are no notifications on the desktop. Classic Gmail has had desktop notifications built i...
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Michael Smith

Acer Chromebooks  - 
 
New i3 Chromebook under $300
 
Acer i3 Chromebook now at lowest price to date!

$85 off!  Acer C720 with an Intel i3 processor and 4GB of RAM has been temporarily marked down to $294.99. This model usually sells for $380. Note: The C720-3404 also comes with 32GB of local storage as opposed to the standard 16 on most Chromebooks. This currently would be the most powerful Chromebook you can buy under $300. Be quick, if interested, prices on Amazon can change on a dime.

You can see full specs and details here:

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-C720-3404-11-6-Inch-Chromebook-Granite/dp/B00KOUIZBC

Be sure to check out our Chromecast Central community as well.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111872452551180665185

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

 plus.google.com/+BrentSullivan 


#chromeos   #chromeosapk   #dealoftheday   #deals  
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I already owned the C720 4gb with Celeron. Performance was good and screen was usable, but got tired of the low quality screen after a year, it just leaves something to be desired. I now have the Toshiba Chromebook 2 with HD screen and it's gorgeous and performance is good. The ultimate machine would be the Toshiba CB2 with HD screen and i3 processor. 
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Paul Peinado

Tips / Workarounds  - 
 
I was reading with interest about chromebrew. I was wondering if anyone had tried to run it on an acer chromebook 13. I understand that has only been set up for chromebooks with intel processors.
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I thought you were starting to talk about beer. :-)
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John Collins

Urgent Questions  - 
 
Our school is using HP11 G3 (2Gig RAM) for PARCC testing.  During our infrastructure trial, many of our chromebooks were getting a TestNav Error 2008 - Your Device is Running Low on Memory.  Any other school districts experience this and have a solution?  I would think 2gig of RAM is more than enough to run TestNav.
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use this link:
https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/1347782?hl=en&topic=1319157&ctx=topic
and you can work directly with Enterprise Support.  They know the management console.
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Michael Smith

Toshiba Chromebooks  - 
 
Nice offer on new Toshiba Chromebook 2
 
Do you know that new Toshiba Chromebook with the gorgeous 1080p IPS screen?

You know, the one that is out of stock a lot and never goes on sale? Yes, that one.  Well we finally have a retailer that has a deal. Staples now has an offer that if you purchase the 13.3" Toshiba Chromebook 2 Full HD model you will get a free $35 Chromecast.

Please note:  You will have to add both items to your cart at Staples.com and then use the coupon code that is at the site and the price of the Chromecast will be deducted. This sale runs through the 28th or until they run out of the Chromecasts.  So if you have been thinking about getting this model, now is the time to snatch one up. You can see more details here:  

http://www.staples.com/Toshiba-Chromebook-2-CB35-B3340/product_1545054

Be sure to check out our Chromecast Central community as well.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111872452551180665185

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

 plus.google.com/+BrentSullivan 



#toshibachromebook2   #chromeos   #chromecast   #dealoftheday  
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Paul Peinado

Urgent Questions  - 
 
I am unable to unmount  three zip files that I have open. I have restarted my chromebook several times but they just don't go away. I realize that they are mounted like drives. If I click no the icon to unmount nothing happens. Has anyone encountered this before?
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Michael Smith

Toshiba Chromebooks  - 
 
Nice price on a Toshiba Chromebook
 
13.3" Toshiba Chromebook with a Haswell now only $219.99!

$60 off!  The original Toshiba 3120 is one strong performer. The more powerful Intel Haswell processor is preferred by many over the current Toshiba model with a Bay Trail.  The 3120 has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of local storage and is faster than most other Chromebooks on the market today.  This model normally retails for $280.  Note, this model is new and not a factory refurb.

You can see more specs and details here:

http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-PLM01U-002005-CB35-A3120-13-3-Inch-Chromebook/dp/B00HRO3IBA

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

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#chromebook   #chromecast   #chromeos   #dealoftheday  
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Michael Smith

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New Spotify app for Chromecast
 
When casting a tab with Spotify, do you ever wish it looked nicer?

The following is a new bookmarklet app out that simplifies the look of Spotify and Grooveshark on your tv when casting a tab.  It also pulls album art and description from Last.fm.  One big thing I like about it is the fact that is just a simple bookmarklet, so it uses up just a fraction of the system resources that an extension would.  Important on a Chromebook.

Personally, I am still holding out for an app or button that streams the Spotify service straight from the internet to my Chromecast. However, this app does make Spotfiy look a lot nicer on the tv.

You can find out more about the bookmarklet from the Developer here:

http://tareck117.github.io/chrome-shark/


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David Hee

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It'll be hard to swallow that high price to have a better spec Chromebook.

Question:
Anyone know if at least the current batch of core-I3 based chrome books would be comparable enough against the current Pixel?
 
Google has confirmed that the Chromebook Pixel 2 will go on sale soon.

The second-gen Chromebook Pixel is official and will be going on sale soon, though in the same developer-oriented capacity as the first Pixel.

#ChromebookPixel  
Google has confirmed that a second generation Chromebook Pixel will go on sale 'soon'.
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I agree.Another high price tag is a non-starter. 
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Samuel Sandoval

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Which MFR did you buy your last Chromebook from?
98 votes
Acer
43%
Toshiba
16%
Dell
2%
HP
20%
Other
18%
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I would have liked to have split up my poll into Samsung and Asus, but it was limited as to how many categories I could add
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Def handy to have around
 
The official Google Calendar Chrome extension has gotten a Material Design makeover.

The official Google Calendar extension looks better than ever before with a Material Design makeover. If you haven't checked it out before, the extension makes it easy to keep on top of your upcoming calendar events and to add new ones quickly.
If you haven't checked in on the official Google Calendar extension for Chrome for a while you're in for a treat.
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Michael Smith

Asus Chromeboxes  - 
 
That price is a steal on a Chromebox
 
Asus Chromebox now only $127.99!

$52 off!  The Asus Chromebox is powered by an Intel Haswell processor and comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB SSD storage.  Both RAM and SSD are user upgradeable.  This unit normally retails for $180.  I am not sure how many they have at this price, so the price could change at any time.

You can see more details and specs here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-Chromebox-M004U-Intel-Celeron-2955U-2GB-16GB-SSD-Google-ChromeOS-Desktop-PC-/131437843045?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e9a4e5265

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

 plus.google.com/+BrentSullivan 


#chromeos   #chromebook   #chromecast   #dealoftheday  
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Scott Greenstone

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HiFiMAN: RE300a Premium Earphone with Inline Control Product Review 
 
+HIFIMAN Electronics: RE300a Premium Earphone with Inline Control Product Review #feedbackfriday  
I was so pleased to receive a FedEx package with the HiFiMan RE300a Premium Earphones with inline controls. These particular earphones are designed specifically for Android devices. There are other models, including one for i...
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Michael Smith

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New Acer C740 EDU chromebook in stock today
 
Wow, now that is a pleasant surprise!

The all new Acer C740 Chromebook is now in stock at CDW.  This is the new 11.6" Broadwell powered Chromebook with a choice of 2 or 4 GB of RAM and 16GB of local storage.

Just last week CDW told us they were having a delay in getting product and may not have this model till later in March.  So, this is a very good surprise indeed.

You can see more details, specs, and link to order right at the CDW site:

http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Acer-Chromebook-C740-C4PE-11.6in-Celeron-3205U-Chrome-OS-4-GB-RAM/3548660.aspx

You can see all the new Chromebooks to compare here: 

http://bit.ly/NewChromebooks


#chromecast   #chromeos   #acerc740   #acerchromebook  
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Anxious to see if the memory is soldered in or bussed in these.
I'm guessing soldered. But then I would not have guessed a return to core processors and more expected Bay Trail successors to be the standard of the new models. So it goes to show that a cynic isn't always right.
Fingers crossed on the upgradeable memory.
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More Acer Chromebook delays
 
Well, the 25th of February has come and gone!

Today was the day that our first retailer, B&H Photo Video, had estimated that they would be receiving the new Acer 15.6" Chromebook models.  As seen in the image below, that is no longer the case.

I gave B&H Photo a call to try to get clarification on the new models and expected arrival date. They contacted their distributor who now states that Acer no longer can give them any idea on when they will get product. So that is where we stand on that model.  I will be sure to let everyone know if that status changes. You can follow along with all the new Chromebooks here:

http://bit.ly/NewChromebooks


#acer15chromebook   #chromeos   #chromecast  
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Tony Thomas

News/Gen Discussion  - 
 
I am really baffled that Google Docs cannot do something as simple as save a text file offline (so that it can be backed up to an SD card or USB drive).  The only thing you can do is print to a PDF file.  Any comments?
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+Tony Thomas I see. I was thinking of other Chrome web apps such as Caret or perhaps even something which uses Markdown like StackEdit.
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Samuel Sandoval

Tips / Workarounds  - 
 
Is there a way to read Nook ebooks on my Chromebook?
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Yes I can read from their website, but I was seeing if there was an offline option. Maybe not since you can not download ebooks anymore.
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ciprian moloci

Google Pixel  - 
 
What are your expectations from the new Pixel 2
Google has confirmed that a second generation Chromebook Pixel will go on sale 'soon'.
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Codenvy

News/Gen Discussion  - 
 
Enterprise software development is now possible on a Chromebook.

https://codenvy.com/f?id=tc16dweogezn0zgc
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Michael Smith

News/Gen Discussion  - 
 
More Chromebooks on sale
 
$50 off on your choice of two new Acer Chromebooks!

Amazon has 2 versions of the Acer Chromebook 13 on sale for at least $50 off.  

The first model has 4GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage and a 1080p FULL HD screen.  This model normally retails for $379.99.  

The second model has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of eMMC storage and a 1080p FULL HD screen.  This model normally retails for $299.99.

Both models are powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 Quad Core 2.1 GHz Processor and can be seen here:

$324.89  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MHX6TIA/  

$249.99  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NC088EA/  


Be sure to check out our Chromecast Central community as well:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111872452


#chromebook   #chromeos   #dealoftheday   #dealsandoffers  
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