Category: Chromebook

Blog: Review: Chromebook Pixel 2015 0

Blog: Review: Chromebook Pixel 2015

A few weeks ago the new Chromebook Pixel 2015 showed up to an excited unboxing. I’m happy to report it’s basically exactly what I expected the unit would be. After getting my hands on the CR-48, the Acer AC700, and spending a fairly significant amount time with the Chromebook Pixel (First Genearation), I’m well versed in what to expect out of Chromebooks. The Pixel keeps up the proud tradition of...

Cloud Life: Week 2 – Pixel Hardware Review 0

Cloud Life: Week 2 – Pixel Hardware Review

While it doesn’t take two weeks to review the hardware of a laptop, I wanted to give the Chromebook Pixel a chance to strut its stuff (plus I just didn’t get around to writing anything sooner). I’ll go right ahead and say that the Pixel is a nice computer; it’s a $1,300 machine and it feels worth the price point (more or less). From the screen to the touchpad to...

Cloud Life: Day 1 – A Pixel Arrives 0

Cloud Life: Day 1 – A Pixel Arrives

I love Chrome. I’ve use Chrome exclusively for several years now and vehemently refuse to use anything else (Sorry Firefox). As such, the idea of the Chromebook has always appealed to me. Previously, I got my hands on a Cr-48 and took the Acer AC700 for a spin. So when the Chromebook Pixel was announced, I was quite excited. Though I didn’t jump right into buying one… until today.

Remote system management from the road 1

Remote system management from the road

This post is a direct response to a comment posted on my article about the 4th Gen Macbook Air. In short, Eddie (the commenter/questioner) is looking for a little information about remote system management. Some have suggested the iPad, some say a MacBook Air, I’ve mentioned Chromebooks… So what do you use? Well, I can actually understand every perspective he mentioned. There are 3 things I take into consideration when...

Hands on with the Acer AC700 Chromebook 7

Hands on with the Acer AC700 Chromebook

Last week, I got my hands on one of the brand spanking new Acer AC700 Chromebooks. I purchased this one over the Samsung Series 5 because the Acer has HDMI out instead of the Samsung’s VGA-via-dongle (it’s not portable if I have to remember 300 doohickeys to attach). My first impression with the unit is a good one. It’s sleek, well designed, and light. In fact, until you open the...