Since their inception, Chromebooks have long been thought of as cheap computers, cheap laptops, “just a browser”, or just a cheap way to get online. Sure, there are still a ton of affordable Chromebook on the market and, because of the education sector, there likely always will be. However, there is a growing trend that […]
This is where it all began for Chrome Unboxed. Years ago, we existed simply as a Chrome OS device review channel on YouTube. After expanding our reach, we still remain dedicated to offering timely and thorough reviews of the latest Chrome OS devices. Here you'll find a review of every piece of Chrome OS hardware we've been able to get our hands on.
There are plenty of options out there for those looking to get their hands on a rugged educational Chrome device. Nearly every Chromebook OEM has an Apollo Lake-based product available in some shape, form or fashion but not all EDU devices are created equal. Thankfully, there are a few companies that have set out to […]
Google did an interesting thing this year when they launched the Pixel Slate: they included a 3rd-party accessory in the hands-on portion of the event. While Google-made accessories aren’t too out of place at this yearly media show, devices from companies other than Google are quite rare.
Since we began here at Chrome Unboxed, the landscape of Chromebooks has changed mightily. From an ecosystem dominated by clamshells we transitioned to an ecosystem dominated by convertibles. In 2018, we are set for yet another transition: the transition to tablets.
The journey of the Acer Chromebook Spin 13 has been a slightly odd one. Way back in May, we were up in New York where Acer debuted the device on stage and had units on hand for us to actually use. They were buggy and barely working, but the hardware seemed pretty close to finished. […]
As the landscape of Chrome OS continues to evolve and change, the introduction of higher-end devices with higher-end price tags could make us all forget about the humble beginnings of Chrome OS and the budget Chromebook.
Back at CES in January of this year, Google unveiled the Smart Display initiative. With brands like Lenovo and JBL on board, we were treated to a walk-through and sample use of the Lenovo Smart Display and what Google’s vision for Google Home with a display could be.
Since Samsung unveiled the surprising Chromebook Plus V2 back in June, the lingering question on everyone’s lips has been, “should I buy the new one or stick with the old one?”
Do you like comparing things? I do. We all do, if we’re being honest. And that predisposition caused us to take a bit longer on this review than we normally do. In fact, we actually shot the entire review twice because of it. Look, I like a before and after, this vs. that just as […]
In a landscape dominated by convertibles and clamshells, the HP Chromebook x2 arrives on the scene with a bold, distinctive and important claim: the world’s first detachable Chromebook. It is a neat trick to be sure, but without the proper performance, build quality and user experience to go along with it, a separating form factor […]
We’ve known for some time the day would come where we would review the world’s first Chrome OS-powered tablet. We weren’t exactly sure who would make it or what it would look like in the end, but we knew it was coming. With both convertibles and detachables making it to market before it, the Acer […]
For most products, most of the time, we unbox them when they show up at the office, spend some time with them, and then create a review. The Google Home Max has been a bit of a different beast, though. Without having a slew of new, undiscovered functionality or a unique set of specs, this […]