It has been quite some time since we uncovered the first evidence of the first AMD-powered Chromebook and we are still waiting to see the materialization of said device. Over a year in the works, the AMD platform on Chrome OS is still very much alive and moving forward.
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If you’ve been around Chrome Unboxed, you are quite familiar with the names ‘Gru’ and ‘Kevin’ as they relate to an upcoming device with a hi-res screen, stylus support, and a folding 360-degree hinge. You’d also know that the main board that shows up with ‘Kevin’ is constantly been shown as codename ‘Gru’. You’d know […]
Thanks to an attentive observation by one of our readers, we have been made aware of the exact fingerprint scanner that is being tested currently for the ‘Gru’ baseboard. As we’ve discussed before, ‘Gru’ is likely the mainboard of the upcoming ‘Kevin’ device which looks to be packed to the gills with sensors and features.
Well, it’s April 1st and while I enjoy a good prank now and again, I’m glad we’ve collectively decided to basically cancel April Fool’s Day this year. In place of a joke or a good ol’ pulling of the leg, Stadia is simply offering up a few great new titles for free to its Pro […]
Linux apps bring a lot to the table for Chromebook users. The ability to have installable applications for which there isn’t a web-based alternative is huge and it could play an integral part in launching Chrome OS to a new level of usability and consumer popularity. Apart from the learning curve involved in navigating Linux […]
Thunderbolt 3 is a staple addition to many devices outside the Chrome OS world. Macbooks and Windows devices come with it in many of the higher-end models and peripheral manufacturers have created a small ecosystem of fantastic devices that fully leverage the USB-C standard in a wide variety of ways. Up to this point, there’s […]
Virtual Desks on Chrome OS have been a great productivity addition to the workflow of many Chromebook users, but the entire experience has yet to actually roll out. Sure, the ability to turn on a flag and technically use multiple desktops is already there in Chrome OS 76, but the full experience has yet to […]
We’ve done our fair share of versus videos here at Chrome Unboxed, and I can easily say that few have been requested quite as much as this one. With a similar price tag, similar specs, and similar build quality, the ASUS Flip C434 and HP x360 14 share a whole lot in common for $599 […]
In early February, Google sent out a not-so-clear email to users of Google+ with this subject line: Your personal Google+ account is going away on April 2, 2019. As it turns out, that subject line wasn’t quite clear enough for a vast majority of users and there’s some confusion around the entire shut down that we’d like […]
Speculation is fun. Scouring the Chromium repositories and looking for juicy morsels is exciting to us and often times it takes some serious mental acrobatics to create educated hypothesis on upcoming devices that are more than simple conjecture. Despite our best attempts, occasionally we miss the mark but it isn’t for lack of trying. With […]
I’ll be the first to say it: we’ve missed in the past concerning fingerprint scanners on Chromebooks. The underlying groundwork has been added to many boards over the course of the past couple years, but we’ve yet to actually see a piece of hardware equipping the biometric system.
If we could pinpoint one particular feature (or lack thereof) on the HP Chromebook x2 that is the biggest gripe of consumers it has to be the mysteriously missing backlit keyboard. As I have stated on multiple occasions, I don’t find this to be a deal breaker for the world’s first detachable Chromebook (especially at […]