In the past couple months, we’ve been a bit overwhelmed with new Chromebook models left and right. From HP, Dell, Google, Lenovo, and Acer, the new mid-to-high-end Chromebooks have been great and we’ve really enjoyed working through reviews for each. As excited as we’ve been by all these devices, there is a new frontier we’ve […]
One of the primary focuses here at Chrome Unboxed is future hardware. After all, our early days were all about new devices! What is coming feels just as important as what is here now, so we will continue looking for the latest and greatest developments in the Chrome OS ecosystem.
Well, the time has come to address the elephant in the room. October has long passed and with it Google’s annual hardware event. As expected, the Pixel Slate, a.k.a. ‘Nocturne’ made its debut. Love it or hate it, the “tablet first” Chromebook #MadeByGoogle is the belle of the ball at the moment and clearly the […]
For more than a year, I have longed for a suitable successor to my beloved Acer Chromebook 14. It’s one of those unique devices that may not lead the way as a premier Chrome device but the overall package is compelling and its design is timeless. The all-aluminum FHD Chromebook 14 was so popular that […]
Earlier this year, MediaTek brought their Octa-Core MT8183 to the Chrome OS party but since then, we’ve seen no sign of a new device powered by the ARM-based processor. However, development of the baseboard ‘Kukui’ continues to move forward and today we get our first glimpse at what could be the first Chromebook built on […]
The latest generation of 8th gen Kaby Lake Chromebooks and Chromeboxes are just getting settled into the consumer market but as always, development marches on. Less than a month ago we uncovered the inclusion of Intel’s Whiskey Lake Platform in the Chromium Repository. Today it appears that Chrome OS is aiming even higher with the […]
Now that we’re in November and eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Google Pixel Slate, we’re beginning to see the emergence of pre-order options at multiple outlets. We’ve heard reports of users seeing a pre-order option on the Google Store, but we’ve yet to confirm if this is anything more than a slip-up or glitch.
Intel’s latest iteration of their 8th generation U-series processor has found its way to the Chromium repositories powering a new Chromebook codenamed ‘Sarien’. For those of you not familiar with Intel’s schizophrenic naming schemes, the Whiskey Lake processors are yet-another in the line of 14nm process chipsets built on the Skylake architecture. These chips are […]
Just about two weeks ago, out of seemingly nowhere, ASUS dropped a new Chromebook on us in the form of the ASUS C423. You can go and read about that device if you’d like, but what we’re talking about today is the bigger brother to that device, the ASUS C523 that looks to be launching […]
At the end of September, XDA Developers uncovered a new Kaby Lake Chrome device codenamed ‘Kalista‘. At that time, XDA speculated that the device appeared to be a new Chromebox due to a comment in the board’s initial overlay file.
The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 with LTE is by no means the first cellular-enabled Chrome device to come to market. There was Google’s Chromebook Pixel (2013), the HP Chromebook 14 (w/4G, not LTE. Also, my first Chromebook. Loved it.) and an obscure ASUS 300 model that I’ve never actually seen in the flesh. Out of […]
Google’s Pixel Slate isn’t even available for order and the comparisons to the only other detachable Chromebook – the HP Chromebook x2 – are already beginning. It’s an understandable comparison, honestly. We remarked in our review of the HP x2 that the usability as a tablet was surprisingly good, and that was before all the […]
It wasn’t long ago that we reported on an updated version of the much-beloved Acer Chromebook 14. The original was an under-powered but beautiful machine that we’ve longed to see updated. When we saw the update being planned, we were hoping the wait for the device wouldn’t be long, and it now appears the release […]