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US$279 HP Chromebook 11 is a great Christmas present for Millennials
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US$279 HP Chromebook 11 is a great Christmas present for Millennials

HP (Hewlett-Packard) is now officially back in the PC Game with a Google Chrome OS powered Laptop, the HP Chromebook 11. HP Chromebook 11, has all the stylings of the Google Chromebook Pixel but with an affordable US$279 price tag, a sure magnet for Millennials (ages 18 to 28) looking for a Web-centric Laptop alternative! This after they’d announce they were exiting the PC game on Sunday August 21st 2011after the disappointing and spectacular failure of WebOS as no though the HP TouchPad was hot as chronicled in WebOS powered HP TouchPad for US$99 – HP exits PC business in Apple’s Post-PC era. It’s now 2013, some two (2) year’s later and HP’s back for seconds! HP realizes they were made to do PC’s; they can’t hide from highly-competitive PC market, never mind the PC, Laptop and Printer...
Laptop makers go Chromebooks as Google Chrome’s Office Extension makes it easy to View and Edit Office Documents
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Laptop makers go Chromebooks as Google Chrome’s Office Extension makes it easy to View and Edit Office Documents

College Students two (2) fave tools: Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel and DropBox, especially for those days you forgot to carry your thumb drive. If you’ve got a copy of Microsoft Office that came pre-loaded on your Laptop, chances are it’s now showing you it needs to be upgraded. You may have tried the advice from my article on extracting Keys from Microsoft Products and have done so to get the keys from someone else’s PC or Laptop that has an active copy to activate yours. But then you may have wondered: Why join the rat-race and use Microsoft Office? After all, if there’s a Cloud -Based alternatives to having a Thumb Drive in the form of Dropbox, now integrated into Yahoo Mail or Google Drive in Gmail, should there also be a Cloud-Based alternative to ...
Google Introduces new $249 Chromebook
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Google Introduces new $249 Chromebook

We are a fan og the Google Chromebook here on Geezam.com but the biggest snagging point for us so far has been the price. $400+ for what many critics describe as a a"pseudo laptop" is too expensive especially with an abundance of tablets, Windows netbooks and even some laptops in that price range. Google seems to be listening and has announced a cheaper, slimmer, smaller Chromebook built by Samsung. Still not at the $199 sweet-spot we'd recommend but a necessary step in the right direction. Would you buy one? Link to the details below: THE $249 LAPTOP FROM GOOGLE
Google releases revamped Chromebooks and ChromeBox empowering Mobile Computing in the Clouds
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Google releases revamped Chromebooks and ChromeBox empowering Mobile Computing in the Clouds

Google has released revamped versions of its Chromebooks that were first reported on Geezam by Kelroy in Chrome OS and Chromebook – Simplicity, Security and Speed. The more recent updates announced now include better hardware for the 17.1” Chromebook priced at US$449.00. There is also (new-ness alert!!) an alternative PC version, called the ChromeBox, rolling in at US$329.00, somewhat reminiscent of the Apple Mac Mini that is BYOMKD (Bring you Own Mouse, Keyboard and Display). Multi-window support (Linux Distros had that a long time ago!) Scaling of screen sizes for easy connection to external Screens e.g. a 27" Apple iMac An app launcher Option to pin favorite/most used apps to the launch bar. Customizable Backgrounds Ability to view Microsoft Office documents both onl...
Chromebooks get Secure Wi-Fi, VPN and other updates
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Chromebooks get Secure Wi-Fi, VPN and other updates

The Cloud based Chrome OS is aimed at individuals and businesses wishing to free themselves from the high upkeep costs of having Windows or Mac based machines. Everything done in Chrome OS is saved in the clouds and allows users to access their information from anywhere there is an internet connection. Google recently rolled out the first wave of "Chromebooks" - fast, secure and simple laptop computers that have experienced mixed success. Chromebooks have recently been updated to have Secure WiFi (802.1X) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) support as well as the  ability to access virtualized versions of their desktop applications. One of the best things about Chromebooks is that they improve over time with frequent automatic updates. Over the last few months we’ve gotten great fe...
Chrome OS and Chromebook – Simplicity, Security and Speed
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Chrome OS and Chromebook – Simplicity, Security and Speed

Google is the undisputed king of search but over the last few years it has been spreading it's tentacles out in an effort to diversity it's portfolio and strategically position itself so that it is not too dependent on another company's platform or service. Google's tentacle spreading has been hit and miss with the likes Gmail (hit) and Wave (miss) etc. With the continued success of Android in the mobile sphere Google is targeting it's cannons at much bigger fish - Apple and Microsoft. Chrome OS is their new weapon but just what is Chrome OS and what is Google trying to do? What is Chrome OS? Quick synopsis! Chrome OS is a linux based operating system that lives in the cloud that plans to rain down unto the masses offering a quick, intuitive and secure platform for computer users free ...