8.2

    Asus has been looking to step up its game lately, coming out with the fantastic Flip CX5 in recent times, which is the first Chromebook ever to pack a Tiger Lake processor and a phenomenal Chrome OS experience. The next generation of Chromebooks is nigh, and the Taiwanese manufacturer appears to be more than capable of handling the tech-forward requirements of this digital era.

    8.2
  • In recent times, Google has come out with an innovation that aims to make our browsing experience more secure and safe by replacing cookies. Although the prospect hasn’t been received well by the likes of Apple and Microsoft, the tech tycoon itself claims that this new tracking method called Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) would go on to prove more fruitful than traditional cookies. Still, others seem to believe that this would create more problems than it would solve.

  • Google Chrome is arguably the most popular internet browser in the world. It’s what comes as a default for most devices, especially Chromebooks. Although¬†they can use other browsers such as Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox, they are best utilized with Google’s very own web surfer.

  • A Chromebook’s keyboard can either pave the way to a dismal experience or have you typing all day with zero complaints. Putting our money on the latter, we reviewed the Google Pixelbook Go and found it to have the best keyboard ever made for Chrome OS.

  • 8.4

    HP has been in the PC manufacturing industry for a good period of time now and is known for making state-of-the-art devices with a quality standard. They’ve marched into the realm of Chromebooks proudly with their array of fantastic Chrome OS laptops as well, such as the HP Chromebook 11a that balances performance and affordability like no other.

    8.4
  • Chrome OS is often thought of as an operating system that cannot handle anything more than mere browsing tasks. However, contrary to this vague belief, Chromebooks are efficient and competent devices that even beat macOS in the latter half of 2020, with speed and security being at the top of the hierarchy, as statistics show.¬†

  • Web-based and desktop-oriented applications or software have made life a whole lot easier for all of us who reside behind a screen for most of the day. They’ve reshaped how we get things done, either by improving our productivity or allowing us to sit back and relax and watch something on an app like Amazon Prime.

  • The Chromebook has the realm of the Google Play Store and Linux to download and install applications from, but the Chrome Web Store is no slowpoke when it comes to having an exhaustive variety of extensions and web apps. As a matter of fact, the handy marketplace boasts more than 180,000 extensions, though not all of them may be entirely up to the task.

  • 8.4

    Acer is one of the world’s leading PC manufacturers popularly known for producing high-performance, reliable, and quality laptops and computers. Ever since they marked their foray into the world of Chrome OS, the results have been rarely disappointing. Acer’s Spin series, in particular, comprises a bevy of great Chromebooks, in which the Spin 713, 714, and the 514 are a few that pack a top-end Chrome OS experience.

    8.4
  • There are several ways you can get around with Chrome OS if you’ve been locked out or are trying to access someone else’s device. While you can read all about unlocking a Chromebook without a password here, one such method that gathers attention is the Guest Mode. If we look at it from a different perspective, the Guest Mode is actually a great way to let someone use your device by restricting access to your private files and data.

  • Privacy is an alarming concern for everyone who hops on a keyboard these days. We’re currently at a point where PC manufacturers have even started incorporating a webcam privacy shutter on some of their products, just like HP has done with its Pro C640. Thankfully for Chromebooks, these minimalistic devices come branded with an extra sense of security that allows them to be super secure.

  • Chrome OS’s speed, effectiveness, and security do not come without consistent updates from Google’s hardworking developer team. It’s typical for this sleek operating system to receive stable channel updates every two to three weeks. The last major revamp happened a little over a month ago when Chrome OS 90 dropped and brought a bevy of new features in its wake.

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