Chrome Flex OS Review – August 21, 2022 Video below from Hackaday In Brief — To us, Google Flex seems to be an answer for corporate environments trying desperately to milk their old Celerons, i3s and i5s for one last cycle. Upgrading to Windows 11 isn’t free but it does come with the usual domain management that most… Read More »
Thin Client News this month From our Flipboard channel. Wall Street says Oracle’s big layoffs and billion-dollar cost-cutting binge could be the key to finally becoming a power player in cloud and healthcare To some Wall Street analysts, Oracle is becoming a rare turnaround story in the cloud era. The database giant, once a premier provider of software… Read More »
OS-Neutral Payment Devices The next generation payment devices really don’t care what OS you are running. You could be running Flex, Linux, Android or Windows for that matter. You do need an Ethernet or Bluetooth connection though. Cloud payment systems have come a long way from Avalara and website e-commerce. Now cloud-based payment unifies mobile pay devices which… Read More »
Acer Chromebook As selected by Android Police Highlights 3.5″ 2256×1504 display with a 3:2 aspect ratio NOT the older 16:9 or 16:10 display $530 for the i5 configuration Excerpt Over the last two years, Chromebooks have dominated laptop sales around the world. As a low-cost way to access the internet — and the perfect device for remote learning or… Read More »
HP Chromebooks So much for CES 2022 but HP is targeting its share in Chromebook world. See quick snapshot of some Chromebook RFPs from SLED market after excerpt. Link on ChromeUnboxed Excerpt As CES 2022 approaches, so does the beginning of the year and the requisite hopes for new Chromebook hardware. So many great things are coming in… Read More »
Chromebook Touch Screen IFB Not every day the Los Angeles School District releases an IFB RFP. For 128,000 Chromebooks at that. Here are the dates: DATE ISSUED: JULY 1, 2021 DATE ADVERTISED: JULY 1, 2021 and JULY 8, 2020 LAST DAY FOR QUESTIONS: JULY 9, 2021 SUBMITTAL DATE: JULY 16, 2021 ANTICIPATED CONTRACT START DATE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2021… Read More »
Chromebook Request For Proposals Feb 12 Ten or so different Chromebook projects with around 20,000 units in requirements, if not more. Indiana — Four thousand seven hundred twenty-five (4725) or more student and staff Chromebooks — NOTICE TO BIDDERS Warrick County School Corporation Boonville, Indiana The Warrick County School Corporation (WCSC) is seeking suppliers to provide four thousand… Read More »
Google Chrome Interactive Features Chrome Gets NFC enabled Editors Note – All of the most mature Browser Lockdown products for secure desktop use the Chrome Engine. This latest device integration by Google is significant. NFC (Near Field Communications) is a core technology used often in self-service kiosks. Browsers have become the viewports for all. Excerpt from TechRadar: Web browsers… Read More »
Chromebook Touchscreen News Editor Notes Chromebook touchscreen computers are a popular item when it comes to a thin client or restricted computer client. IT administrators usually hold up a big sign that says Patch Management with Windows is Hell. I know I used too (then we switched to LTSB). There is something to be said for Windows-based thin… Read More »
Chromebook RFP Parkway School OBJECTIVE The district is currently accepting proposals from vendors for the following model: o Chromebook: Acer C-733T The district may also purchase smaller quantities of Chromebook devices between May 1, 2021, and May 1, 2022. The District requires delivery within 30 days of receipt for additional purchase orders to our warehouse… Read More »
2021 Predictions for ChromeBook For those of you who’ve been around for more than a year, you likely remember us making the same sort of grandiose statements last year around this time, excited by the proposition of new 10th-gen Intel-based Chromebooks and the slew of MediaTek MT8183-touting Chrome OS devices we were expecting. While some of those devices showed up… Read More »
New RFP for Chromebooks Yancey County Schools. Lenovo 300e Touchscreen Chromebook ● Display: 11” ● Memory: 4 GB ● Storage: 32GB Four Year Warranty ● No deductible ● Free shipping both ways when there is an incident ● Hardware fail ● Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) ● Theft/loss ● Spare parts on site, if desired ● 3-year battery warranty… Read More »
Example this month Wilson County Public Schools — Lenovo 300e Touchscreen Chromebook qty 1637 ● Display: 11” ● Memory: 4 GB ● Storage: 32GB Four Year Warranty 1637 ● No deductible ● Free shipping both ways when there is ● an incident Hardware fail ● Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) ● Theft/loss ● Spare parts on site, if desired… Read More »
The Chromebooks listed in the Wired article are on the spendy side. Not sure why “Budget” is included in title. Maybe that is more catchy and more political than “cheap”. The budget Chromebook here is the Dell for $400. You can go on the Dell site and get 11″ Education model for $249. HP starts even “less expensive”… Read More »
News article on ZDNet this week got the rumor mill going on Microsoft finally launching a Windows Desktop As a Service via Azure. The writer found a job description on Microsoft website which details the role. Microsoft’s vision of Cloud PC is that it is the only M365 powered user compute experience delivered from azure and managed by Microsoft – at… Read More »
From SlashGear Jun2020 It may not be Google’s OS but Chrome OS is truly shaping up to be the one OS to rule them all. It can already run software from Android and Linux in addition to its own native web-based Chrome apps and soon it will add what may be the most important set of apps for… Read More »
HP Chromebook Full article on The Verge June 2020 – Fast charging and a 10th Gen Core i5 — HP makes the nicest Chromebooks (along with Asus and others). HP has announced its Chromebook x360 14c, which it says is its most premium Chrome OS product yet. It starts at $499 and will be available in June. The… Read More »
From VentureBeat May 2020 HP today unveiled three new Chromebooks and other mobile solutions for enterprise workers in lockdown. The launch demonstrates how quickly big companies are moving to target mobile products at people working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Chromebooks, based on Google’s Chrome operatin… HP today unveiled three new Chromebooks and other mobile solutions for enterprise workers in… Read More »
Intel’s at CES newest stab at UltraBook. Setting standards. Mostly Windows. Partnering with Google Announced Chromebook. intel took the stage at CES 2020 to deliver their keynote like they do kind of year after year and right in the middle of it they took a few minutes to talk about the progress that they’ve made on project Athena… Read More »
From AboutChromeBooks My pick for 2019 Chromebook of the year December 31, 2019 Kevin C. Tofel 5 Comments Chromebook Pixel 2015, Chromebooks, Clamshell, Google, Pixel Slate, Pixelbook, Pixelbook Go It’s been an exciting 2019 in the world of Chromebooks, which comes to an end today. And about two weeks ago on a podcast, I shared what my Chromebook of the year is. But I put off writing… Read More »
Thin Clients Must Die Reference article Passport to Hell off Arstechnica Editors Note: Fellow grew up on SCO and amber terminals, and Wordperfect. I remember those days as I had one of those terminals. Days I talked about the “elegant file system” of inodes. I grew up on on an XT with an IRMA card working 3270 Mapics.… Read More »
As much as Apple tries to convince us that the iPad is a better tool for schools that the Chromebook, the iPad has a key weakness that Apple hasn’t addressed.
And a big education push for 2018
Microsoft finally responding to Chrome taking the market. I guess better late than never + they can pick up dissatisfied customers.
Chromebook thin client devices are cheap and have plenty of enterprise use cases. Learn how Chromebooks can lighten IT’s workload and when they’re a good fit for a VDI deployment.
With the company’s vSpace Client application, users receive a year’s access to its virtualized Windows desktop service.
Google and its partners have managed to sell a lot of Chromebooks without requiring access to Microsoft’s Windows ecosystem. But having that access — alongside the usual Chrome OS experience — would allow users to have their computing cake and eat it, too. At least that’s what virtualization company NComputing is hoping to achieve with its new Chromebook.
The CX110 is a traditional Chrome-based laptop, but with one key difference: It includes a year’s access to the firm’s new vSpace Client for Chromebook software, which provides a Windows desktop experience on a Chromebook device via a centralized vSpace Server, which can provide up to 100 virtual desktops.
HP has announced a new model in its competitive Chromebook 14 line. Bearing the same moniker as the existing machine, the new notebook offers a higher resolution display over its sibling, as well … Source: www.gizmag.com the resolution been upped to 1,920 x 1,080 (giving it 157 pixels per inch). also a touchscreen. Nvidia Tegra K1 processor
Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) sold 15 million tablets in Q3 2014. However, the company’s mobile chip division posted another $1.04 billion in operating loss for Q3. While the management is promising significant reduction in contra reve Source: seekingalpha.com Chromebooks are rising star and now even MS has 10″ tablets for sale at Walmart running Win8, at the low low price… Read More »
Google recently announced major updates through its Chromebooks for Work program. Will it be enough to entice more enterprises? Source: www.techrepublic.com With the latest updates, Google has focused on fulfilling requests from business customers. For example, a single sign-on capability has been added so that users can sign into their Chromebook with the same corporate login they use… Read More »
Google has launched the first set of Android apps for the Chrome OS, including Duolingo, Evernote, and Vine. Source: www.pcmag.com