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Michael Smith

Acer Chromebooks  - 
 
Acer 14 sale
 
Acer Chromebook 14 now on sale for $259.99!

$40 off! The Acer 14 "just" came out, and they already have a return. This is sold as a factory refurbished unit. Well, you know the original owner didn't have it long! This price is sure to drop further by Christmas, but do you really want to wait that long?

The Acer 14 has an all aluminum alloy housing. The device runs on an Intel Celeron N3160 quad-core 1.60 GHz processor, has 4GB of RAM and 32 GB of SSD storage. The Chromebook 14 has a 1080P IPS screen and retails at $299.99.

Check it out now on the the Acer Store on Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acer-14-Chromebook-Intel-Celeron-N3160-1-60-GHz-4GB-Ram-32GB-Flash-Chrome-OS-/262502038978?hash=item3d1e573dc2

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Michael Smith

Acer Chromebooks  - 
 
Be quick
 
Acer Store on Ebay just got stock in on the i5 models

If anyone has been following this model, you know they only get one or two units in at a time and they are gone quick. Retail on the Intel Core i5 Acer 15 (white or black) is $500 new. Pick it up now as a refurb for half price.

The black model on the left is the unit I personally purchased about 3 months ago. If you want great performance and a nice large screen, this is the way to go.

The i5 models both come with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of SSD storage.

Here are direct links to both models:

Black:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acer-Chromebook-15-6-2-20-GHz-Dual-core-32-GB-C910-54M1-/262500406451?hash=item3d1e3e54b3

White:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acer-Chromebook-15-6-2-2-GHz-Core-i5-32-GB-CB5-571-58HF-/252440638609?hash=item3ac6a27491

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Michael Smith

Lenovo Chromebooks  - 
 
You can now buy the Thinkpad 13
 
Who wants a new Lenovo Thinkpad 13 Chromebook?

You can now order the Thinkpad 13 Chromebook in one of 3 performance flavors directly from Lenovo:

Intel® Core™ i5-6300U Processor
Intel® Core™ i3-6100U Processor
Intel® Celeron® 3855U Processor

This streamlined Chromebook is designed to balance mobility and productivity for professionals, students, and educators alike. ThinkPad 13 Chromebook is built to pass 12 Military Specification tests for durability, so it can withstand the travails of the boardroom and the classroom – yet it’s still lightweight and features a battery that lasts a full work day. - Lenovo.

For more specs and info, head on over to the Lenovo website to check out this gorgeous new Chromebook model.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/13-series/chromebook/

Oh, and the best news on the site:

13.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, Touch (coming soon)

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Michael Smith

Acer Chromebooks  - 
 
Nice offer on a full-size Chromebook
 
White Acer 15.6" Full HD Chromebook now only $169.99!

$180 off! The Acer 15 is powered by an Intel Broadwell processor and has 4GB of RAM and 32GB of SSD storage. This version of the Acer Chromebook also has a 1080p screen and normally retails for $350 new.

The Acer 15 featured here is sold as a factory refurbished unit from Acer. The additional SSD storage on this unit should come in handy as the Acer 15 is one of the models on the list to get access to the Google Play Store.

You can see more specs and info on the Acer 15 here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acer-15-6-Chromebook-Intel-Celeron-1-5GHz-4GB-RAM-32GB-CB5-571-C09S-/252435369005

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Toby Edwards

Acer Chromebooks  - 
 
My Acer Chromebook CB3-111 just updated and added the Google Play Store. My Chromebook is running on the stable channel. Winning.
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The issue is my company doesn't use storefront. So I need to use an outdated firefox plugin to get it to work. The Android app works though.
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ciprian moloci

News/Gen Discussion  - 
 
Use Android apps on Chrome OS right now

http://flip.it/HryN_
Feel like testing the Android waters on your Chromebook? Here's how.
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Stik

News/Gen Discussion  - 
 
How stable is the Beta channel? I tried Dev with Android Apps on my Flip.. While it was promising, Dev channel is quite buggy. I might be up for running on Beta if it isn't littered with bugs.
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Had a few bugs as well, volume control goes haywire occasionally, many android apps dont work properly. I have used Beta channel before and found it very stable.
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Michael Smith

Lenovo Chromebooks  - 
 
Nice deal on a new Chromebox
 
Lenovo Chromebox combo with 4GB RAM now only $119.99!

$90 off! The Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox is powered by an Intel Broadwell processor, comes with 4GB of RAM and includes a Chrome OS keyboard and mouse.

The ThinkCentre Chromebox would be a great replacement for that aging Windows machine your Dad refuses to use anymore. Hook this up to a nice monitor and you are good to go. And to make it an even better deal, this model is on Google's list to get the Google Play Store
later this year. Any of the older Haswell Chromeboxes, so far, are not.

The ThinkCentre Chromebox from Lenovo normally retails for $209.99. I don't see any mention of the model being refurbished, so I am assuming this is a brand new unit.

You can check out more details and specs over on Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkCentre-Chromebox-10H50003US-Intel-Celeron-3205U-1-50-GHz-4-GB-Me/291517368652

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Michael Smith

HP Chromebooks  - 
 
HP Chromebook on sale
 
New HP Chromebook 13 G1 for only $424.15!

$75 off! This model was just released, and today you can already get a steep discount on a brand new model. Sold directly from HP, the Chromebook 13 normally retails for $500.

This variation of the G1 is powered by an Intel® Pentium® 4405Y processor with Intel HD Graphics 515 (1.5 GHz, 2 MB cache, 2 cores)
The HP 13 comes with 4GB of RAM, and has a (13.3") diagonal QHD+ UWVA WLED eDP BrightView (3200 x 1800) screen.

Note that you will need to apply HP coupon code you see in the below image to get the big discount.

You can see more specs and details on this great Chromebook over on the HP Store:

http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/Laptops/hp-chromebook-13-g1-%28energy-star%29-w0s99ut-aba

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Heather Sanders

News/Gen Discussion  - 
 
 
My district is rolling out 1:1 Chromebooks in several grade levels this summer. Our Learning Technologies Department is planning a series of Chromebook Academies to prepare teachers, and we'd appreciate your input! We need your most outrageous/hilarious/interesting/you-won't-believe-this Chromebook stories. Please take a moment and share your "Chromebook gold" with us! Thank you in advance!
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You can't make this stuff up...Please share with us your most interesting/hilarious/unbelievable Chromebook experiences. This might be a story that a student or parent told you about how a Chromebook needed repair, or an interesting "hack" orchestrated by a student...Perhaps you just have a great story of how a Chromebook lesson got derailed...OR, even better, you have or have heard of an innovative solution to a Chromebook issue.
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Michael Smith

News/Gen Discussion  - 
 
It's good to be king
 
Asus Flip is the number one selling 2 in 1 laptop on Amazon!

The 4GB RAM Asus Chromebook Flip currently holds the number one spot on Amazon in the 2 in 1 laptop category. The Acer R11 rounds out the top six. With these being two of the first devices to get the Google Play Store, it is easy to see why they are doing so well.

Here is a direct link to the full list on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/electronics/13896609011
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Use this G+ Community to discuss anything to do with Google Chromebooks and Boxes. RULES !! "You may share articles / content that you have produced, but these cannot be the only content you share. They also must be relevant to the community’s interests." An article or two each week would be perfectly acceptable as long the majority of posts you share come from other great sources. Another suggested option is create your articles as posts to the Community instead of links. We try to foster a Community "feel" here and do not want anyone to think that this is a place for users to "market" their website or blog. We would love for you to continue to contribute to the Community, just keep those guidelines in mind. Created by an ex-Google Specialist and long term user of Chromebooks with a wide range of experience with Google services and over 20 years of experience in IT Consultancy. http://www.rentatexan.com

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HP Chromebooks  - 
 
HP Chromebook 11 G5 With 12.5-Hour Battery Life Launched at $189 http://www.techtoyreviews.com/hp-chromebook-11-g5-with-12-5-hour-battery-life-launched-at-189/
HP Computers unveiled the Chromebook 11 G5, the latest affordable device in the company's Chromebook...
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Michael Smith

Tips / Workarounds  - 
 
This might be worth bookmarking
 
10 basic Google Keep tips!

Google Keep is a nice little note taking app on Google Chrome/Chromebook. The following are 10 simple tips for using Google Keep, especially if you are a Chromebook newbie. I learned something new myself from Tip #6. I hope some of you find it useful.

Thanks to www.educatorstechnology.com for putting the chart together.


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Google Keep was great until I hit about 2000 notes. Then it got so slow (both on my Mac and on my i3 Dell Chromebook) that I had to switch back to Evernote. Too bad, I was really enjoying Keep. 
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Michael Smith

Acer Chromebooks  - 
 
Acer Chromebook deal
 
Acer Chromebook 14 now on sale for $273.99!

$26 off! The Acer 14 has an all aluminum alloy housing. The device runs on an Intel Celeron N3160 quad-core 1.60 GHz processor, has 4GB of RAM and 32 GB of SSD storage. The Chromebook 14 has a 1080P IPS screen and retails at $299.99.

You can check it out now over on the Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Chromebook-Aluminum-Quad-Core-CB3-431-C5FM/dp/B01CVOLVPA

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Peter de Vries

HP Chromebooks  - 
 
Since my chromebook came back from repair it uses an older stable channel and shows the splash screen appearently because it is in unsafe mode. Seems no problem to me?
But after an update it now shows that screen in some Slavic language, Russian or so. How can I change that to English or Dutch again?
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I assume you want to be in Developer Mode, otherwise, you can hit the space bar to revert back to Stable, right?
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Michael Smith

Acer Chromebooks  - 
 
Best Buy sale
 

Acer Chromebook 15 model on sale for $229!

$70 off! Best Buy has a sale on an Acer Chromebook 15.. This is a brand new unit and not a refurb.

The Acer Chromebook 15 (CB5-571-C4G4) is powered by one of the new Intel Broadwell processors, has 4GB of RAM, 16GB of SSD storage and a 1080p IPS screen.

You can see more details over on Best Buy. Be quick, if interested, as this sale won't last for very long.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-15-6-chromebook-intel-celeron-4gb-memory-16gb-solid-state-drive-linen-white/4262900.p

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Tony Thomas

News/Gen Discussion  - 
by Tony Thomas The Google Play Store is now available for the Asus Flip Chromebook! It is the very first Chromebook to get this feature. (Sorry, Pixel!) And as you may know, I purchased a Flip a few weeks ago in anticipati...
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Michael Smith

Lenovo Chromebooks  - 
 
Alright, another new touchscreen Chromebook
 
Bingo! I found another new Chromebook!

The Lenovo 11.6" N22 Chromebook that came out in March for schools, will now have a touchscreen version with an IPS screen. There are no indications that this will be a convertible from any of the new listings I have found. It does appear that the device will come with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard eMMC storage and be powered by an Intel 3050 processor.

Note that the image in this post is of the non-touch N22 but I am guessing the two devices should look identical. There are no current images available yet of the new touch model.

Note also that the N22 is also on the list to get the Google Play Store later this year. I wonder if it will get it sooner than later since it has a touchscreen.

You can already see the model available for purchase at CDW here:

https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/LVO-TS-N22-N3060-32GB-4GB-CHROME/4144675.aspx

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Michael Smith

Acer Chromebooks  - 
 
24" Chromebase in stock
 
The All-New Acer Chromebase 24 has arrived at $499.99!

Imagine a 23.8" 1080p IPS screen powered by an Intel Broadwell processor and 4GB of RAM. Toss in a touchscreen and access to the upcoming Google Play Store and I think we have a winner.

The business version of the Chromebase 24 came out earlier this year with a much higher price tag but now we have nice Chromebase for consumers.

Newegg appears to have the product in stock at the $499.99 retail price. Amazon has the product for pre-order but it is more expensive.

You can check out the device, specs and more details over on Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883101324

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I have found wires a small price to pay for peripherals that always work and always work better
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Michael Iafrato

News/Gen Discussion  - 
 
So my chromebook flip went to Dev 53 today. Still no Play Store :( This is worse then waiting for Christmas. At least then you know a date.
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+Michael Rada not too bad... One problem is there is only 2 sizes of app. Half screen and Full screen. Hopefully eventually it will be scalable to different sizes. Otherwise it is working pretty nicely on the chromebook.
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