It has only been days since we uncovered clear evidence that the upcoming Chromebook ‘Atlas’ looks to be #madebyGoogle and will likely be making an appearance at the yet-to-be-official October 4th hardware event. In that article, we talked briefly about another device – ‘Nocturne’ – that has been increasingly mentioned in commits next to ‘Atlas’ […]
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.
I was going through my morning routine of coffee and Chromium repository surfing when I stumbled across a new board overlay that was added just a few days ago. At first glance, the new Chromebook, code-named ‘Rammus’, appeared to be yet-another Kaby Lake device to add to the ever-growing list. For the most part, that […]
When I spoke with my contacts at HP a few weeks back, they were a tad evasive about whether or not they were making variants of the recently released HP Chromebook x2. One thing they did make clear was the fact that the only model currently available (the $599, Core m3) was never intended to […]
Samsung threw us a bit of a curve ball with the release of the “refreshed” Chromebook Plus last week. The Celeron-powered upgrade, if that’s what you’d call it, is built upon the Nautilus board that we were convinced was going to be a detachable device.
Well, it seems it is once again officially Chromebook Silly Season! We have Chromeboxes from Acer, HP and ASUS finally arriving on top of new Chromebooks from Samsung, HP, Acer, and now ASUS. We’re still tracking multiple other devices in the pipeline as well, so it is safe to say that between now and the […]
I kid you not. Robby and I were just chatting this week about the fact that MediaTek development for Chromebooks has all but fallen silent. MediaTek’s first shot at the Chrome OS game came in the somewhat underrated Acer Chromebook R13. Then, it was given new life in one of my personal favorites, the Lenovo […]
The generation gap between Chromebooks and Windows PCs continues to narrow as Chrome OS begins to leverage current chipsets like the 8th gen Kaby Lake processors from Intel. Devices like the Acer Chromebook Spin 13 will house some of the most powerful mobile CPUs on the market but developers are already looking ahead to bigger […]
Around a half an hour into Acer’s Global press event, CEO Jason Chen invited Senior Product Manager Eric Ackerson back up to the stage to announce the new lineup of Chromebooks headed our way.
That’s right! Chrome Unboxed is packing up and heading to the Big Apple to bring you live coverage of Acer’s global press conference. We’ll be on the ground at Alice Tully Hall in Manhattan Wednesday the 23rd at 11:00 a.m. EST and we’d love for you to join us. You guys made our Google I/O […]
It’s been a while since we did a new Chromebook roundup and suffice it to say, the list is getting a tad overwhelming. Just keeping track of all the new devices currently in the works is a full-time job in and of itself. So, we’re going to do a quick rundown of most of the […]
I hereby solemnly swear that I will get our “upcoming devices” list updated this week. Crazy thing is, we still have a bag full of boards we’ve yet to share and the list continues to multiply. With that being said, today’s upcoming device comes in the form of another Kaby Lake-powered detachable with a 2400×1600 […]
Believe it or not, it’s been over a year since we first unearthed the proof that AMD would be bringing their APU chipsets to Chrome OS. Since that time, we’ve seen a little movement on this front including three actual devices in development. ‘Jadeite’, ‘Kahlee’ and ‘Grunt’ were all shaping up to be Chromebooks based […]