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How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

Grabbing screenshots on a Chromebook may be slightly different than what you’re accustomed to on a Windows laptop or MacBook, but the process remains equally simple. Whether you want to capture the entire screen or grab a specific portion, the keyboard commands are easy to use and remember. Read on to find out how to […]

Mobile

How to get Android apps on a Chromebook

Bill Roberson/Digital Trends One of the most exciting changes Google made to its Chrome OS platform and Chromebook hardware in recent years, was the addition of Android app support. While Chrome OS could already run Chrome browser extensions, web apps, and Chrome apps, the addition of the millions of Android apps has greatly increased the platform’s value. Most […]

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How to reset a Chromebook

After using your Chromebook—and enjoying flawless performance—for a while, you’ll likely find a slowdown frustrating. While no operating system is without its challenges, resetting a Chromebook is straightforward for most users. You can powerwash or format and recover your Chromebook for a quick solution to system problems. It’s not a cure-all, but our step-by-step guide […]

Gaming

The best games for the Chromebook

For Chromebook users, it can be tough to find compatible entertainment options. Limitations with the Chrome browser and apps can mean frustration when you hit “play.” But there are games with optimization for Chromebooks, plus Google Play Store options that run just as nicely. Both free and paid games will work with your Chromebook. The […]

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How to Play Games on Your Chromebook

Chromebooks are far less powerful than traditional gaming PCs, but there are ways to game on Chrome OS machines. Here are some of your options. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. You’d be forgiven for thinking your Chromebook can’t handle the rigors […]

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Acer Chromebook 315

HP did it with the Chromebook 14 we reviewed in May 2019, and now Acer’s done it with its Chromebook 315 ($ 299.99 as tested): snub Intel silicon for the AMD A4-9120C, a dual-core, 1.6GHz processor with Radeon R4 integrated graphics. The AMD chip’s performance is unexciting, but it helps bring the 15.6-inch system to […]

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Acer Chromebook 714

Can Chromebooks shed their low-cost, plastic-cased, K-12 classroom stigma and make it in the corporate world? HP thinks so; the Chromebook x360 14 G1 we reviewed in May 2019 combines an aluminum lid and keyboard deck with a choice of Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 power. Dell thinks so, too; its recently announced […]