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 […]
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.
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 […]
Google was very clear that the release date of their new Pixel Slate tablet was still very much to be determined. With only the promise of “by the end of the year,” I had presumed a pre-Black Friday launch could be in the cards. Thanks to Best Buy, we may have evidence that our guess […]
Rounding out our time with Google on Tuesday was a bit of hands-on time with the new Google Home Hub. Like everything else on offer by Google lately, this piece of hardware is different not only because of how it is built, but also because of the software experience within.
During our time with the Pixel Slate at Google’s hardware event, one particular accessory truly grabbed our attention: The Brydge G-Type Wireless Keyboard. I have little doubt that we’ll see plenty keyboard/trackpad accessories for the Pixel Slate over the course of the next few months, but this particular device is truly designed from the ground […]
Google had a lot to show us all on Tuesday, but nothing was more interesting to us than the Pixel Slate. Sure, we’ve known quite a bit about it, but there were some surprises in there that even we didn’t know about. Getting our hands on this device took me from excited to outright fanboy […]
Back at IFA, Lenovo launched three new Chromebooks due to become available in October. As it turns out, that unspecified time is now.
Before yesterday, if you told me that we’d be covering anything other than #madebyGoogle hardware this week, I would have laughed. After all, when big players are making big announcements at big, publicized events, you don’t tend to think of other companies dropping small, quiet announcements of new hardware.