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HP Chromebook 11.6 is only $170 in time for back-to-school

Ordinarily priced at $220, you can get this budget Chromebook for just $170. It's ideal for school.

Acer Chromebook 314 is on sale for only $200 at Staples

Save $50 on the Acer Chromebook 314 at Staples but be quick - stock is strictly limited.

Chromebooks and Android tablets among Acer’s spring 2020 portfolio

Acer on Tuesday announced a number of new devices at its Global Press Conference, giving us a glimpse of its forthcoming product line. Key among the new items are rugged notebooks and tablets, Chromebooks, gaming PCs, notebooks, and more.The entire lineup is a rather robust one to be sure, but we’re going to focus on just a few of them here. With that said, we definitely recommend taking a deeper dive into the upcoming offerings.Chromebook Spin 713Acer has refreshed its Chromebook lineup with the stylish new Spin 713. The unit will contain Intel’s 10th generation processors, up to 16GB (DDR4) RAM, and 256GB SSD storage. According to Acer, the Spin 713 offers up to 10 hours of usage per charge. Chromebook Spin 713 1 of 9 The Chromebook Spin 713 has a 13.5-inch display with a 2256 x 1504 pixel resolution; the 3:2 aspect ratio allows for more vertical space than the more common 16:9 screens.Weighing in around three pounds, it has an aluminum chassis that’s strong enough to handle drops up to 48 inches. Further, Acer says it can withstand up to 132 pounds of force.Acer also announced a business-oriented Chromebook Enterprise Spin 713, which comes with Google’s Chrome Enterprise security solution.The Spin 713 will be available in North America starting in July with pricing that starts at $629. An Enterprise Spin 713 arrives in August which comes with Google’s Chrome Enterprise security solution. Its pricing will start at $1,099.Chromebook Spin 311A more budget-friendly experience, the Chromebook Spin 311 is designed with students and younger users in mind. Features here include 15 hour battery life, a Mediatek MT8183 processor, Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass HD touch display, an updated keyboard with concave keys, Bluetooth 4.2, a wide-angle webcam, and 802.11 ac 2×2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi. Chromebook Spin 311 1 of 6 The Chromebook Spin 311 will retail for as low as $259.99 when it goes on sale in July.Enduro T1 Tablet (Android)Although it shares a name with a Windows-based model, this rugged tablet runs Android and features an 8-inch display. Designed with more of a retail or warehouse environment in mind, it’s MIL-STD 810G and IP54 certified, meaning it’ll take drops, dust, scuffs, spills, and other hazards in stride. Enduro T1 1 of 5 The tablet features programmable keys and can be paired with a range of optional accessories. Also noteworthy, it can be used while wearing gloves.Learn MoreTo learn more about these, and other new Acer products for 2020, head to the company’s website.

Is Dell working on an XPS Chromebook?

Report says at least three new Chromebooks are part of its upcoming lineup

How to enable and disable notifications in the Chrome browser

Notifications aren't for everyone. You can get rid of them in a few ways, and even leave on the ones you like.

Cheap Laptops: Dell, HP, Lenovo Chromebooks from just $180

Get the Lenovo 2-in-1 Chromebook, HP Chromebook 14, and Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1 at Best Buy today.

Best Chromebook accessories

Give your Chromebook new abilities and better performance with our list of must-have Chromebook accessories.

Google to finally give Chrome OS the tablet mode it always needed

Chrome OS takes cues from iPad and Android

The best Chromebook and Chrome OS tips and tricks

Chromebooks have a number of neat tricks and perks that not everyone knows about. Here are our favorites.

Cheap Chromebooks: Acer, Lenovo and Samsung laptops on sale from only $169

Study well and do it right with a cheap Chromebook from Acer, Lenovo, or Samsung.

Samsung’s gorgeous Galaxy Chromebook goes on sale on April 6 for $999

Lighter and more powerful than the MacBook Air

Best Buy and Walmart discounts Acer, HP, and Samsung Chromebooks up to $100 off

Snag Acer's Chromebook 14, HP's x360, and Samsung's 4+ Chromebooks along with $100 in savings from Best Buy and Walmart.

The best Chromebooks for students in 2020

We review Chrome OS portable computers for performance, battery life, display quality, and other features.

Just $85, this refurbished Dell Chromebook 11.6″ is a great starter unit

Since so much of your day is spent in the cloud, browsing the internet, and streaming, it’s not necessary to use a full Windows or Mac laptop. Chromebooks are incredible devices and work very well for home and school environments. Parents looking to introduce one of these into the house don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars. Not today!Visit the AndroidGuys Deals Store today and you will find that we’re offering a refurbished Dell 3120 Chromebook 11.6″ 16GB for as low as $85. That’s right, a full Chromebook experience for well under a hundred bucks.This refurbished Dell 3120 Chromebook gives you good-as-new features for only a fraction of what you’d pay buying new.SpecsColor: BlackMaterials: metal, plastic, glass electronicsProduct dimensions: 11.7″W x 8.5″D x 0.8″HCPU: Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHzRAM: 4GB DDR3L SDRAMStorage: 16GB SSDDisplay: 11.6″ HD LCD widescreenCommunications: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0Battery time: up to 10 hoursIntegrated cameraAftermarket 90-day parts and labor warranty from third partyAvailabilityYou can find the Dell 3120 Chromebook at the AndroidGuys Deals Store for as low as $85 for just a limited time.Although sales are final you can add an extra year or two warranty for as little as $19.99.Best SellersSave even more!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Best Buy slashes $250 off the HP Chromebook 15 for today only

Looking for a new Chromebook? Best Buy is offering $250 off HP’s Chromebook 15, bringing its price to $350.

Here’s why buying a high-end Chromebook is finally a good investment

Google is changing the way Chromebook support works, which means new Chromebooks are finally worth buying.

Google is shutting down your Chromebook apps, but here’s why shouldn’t worry

On Chrome OS, the app story is a bit complicated. Chromebook users have long had three different ways to experience apps. That's about to change, and here's why you shouldn't worry.

Lenovo serves up a pair of Chromebook experiences at CES

Lenovo this week announced a pair of Chromebook-based devices as part of its CES lineup. The IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook is 2-in-1 with stylus support while the IdeaPad Duet Chromebook is more of a tablet-like device. Both are expected in the second quarter of this year (Q2 2020).Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 ChromebookWe begin with the 2-in-1 design and more conventional Chromebook experience. Weighing in just under three pounds, this laptop sports a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen and an integrated stylus. Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook 1 of 4 Power comes from a 10th generation Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB DDR memory and storage options include 32GB/64GB eMMC or 128GB SSD. Battery is rated up to 10 hours per charge.Other noteworthy details include a water-resistant backlit keyboard, microSD, a pair of stereo speakers, two USB Type-C ports, a USB A port, and 3.5mm headphone jack.The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook arrives in June with a $360 starting price.Lenovo IdeaPad Duet ChromebookWhile its name signals a 2-in-1 experience, this one is actually a tablet with a detachable keyboard and kickstand case. It’s bundled with the tablet, of course, so call it what you will. Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook 1 of 6 The 10.1-inch tablet has a 1,920 x 1,200 pixel resolution and a peak brightness of 440 nits. A Mediatek Helio P60T processor is bolstered by 4GB RAM with storage up to 128GB. A microSD expansion card slot allows for additional media.Whereas it’s not an overly powerful experience, it does have stylus compatibility and — count ’em — eight years of Chrome OS updates. The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook goes on sale in May with a $280 starting price.

Samsung aims for high end of laptop spectrum with Galaxy Chromebook

While many people assume that the Samsung Galaxy line solely consists of Android-powered phones, it also features tablets, laptops, and accessories. And as of today, it also includes a Chromebook.Samsung on Monday introduced its Galaxy Chromebook at CES 2020, putting it firmly near the top of the laptop echelon. Offered in a Fiesta Red aluminum shell, it offers up a 13.3-inch 4K UHD AMOLED touch display. Yep, AMOLED. It’s the first of its kind in the Chromebook space.Running the show is a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor with up to 16GB memory and up to 1TB internal storage. Other key features include a pair of USB-C ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD card slot, and support for Wi-Fi 6.Similar to its Galaxy Note line, the Galaxy Chromebook has a built-in spot for a digital stylus/pen. It can be used for writing, drawing, marking up, and navigation.Rounding out the hardware are a 1-megapixel front-facing webcam and an 8-megapixel camera located just above the keyboard. Flip the Galaxy Chromebook around into a tablet and it becomes a rear-facing camera.With Chrome support, the 2-in-1 has full access to Chrome’s suite of browser extensions and apps, including Android titles in the Google Play Store.The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook goes on sale later this quarter with a starting retail price of $999.99. For those who don’t want or need a flashy experience, Samsung will offer a Mercury Gray color.

Asus’ Project Athena-certified Chromebook Flip delivers all-day battery life

With Intel Project Athena certification under its belt, Asus' latest Chromebook Flip C436 boasts power, performance, and all-day battery life. This Chrome OS-powered convertible ships with Intel's 10th-Gen processor.

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QLango: Learn 30+ languages in a fun and easy way

Just about all of us have taken a foreign language as part of a school curriculum. While that’s a great way to learn a new language, it’s not for everyone.We all have our own ways of learning and not every has the same amount of time to do so. Moreover, we all have different speeds that we learn, too. Fortunately, there are fun and innovative ways to master a new language.Rather than taking the same old approach that most language apps do, Qlango goes about it an interesting way. It’s more or less games that are fast, fun, and simple.The all-in-one app lets you learn from nearly three dozen languages at a pace that works for you. Right now a lifetime subscription is available for half off, or just $44.99.QLango FeaturesTranslate texts from a language you know to a language you are learningWrite dictated textsSearch for the correct answer among 4 suggested onesUnscramble the correct answerCreate a sentence from given wordsLearn more languages at the same time by writing, reading, listening & revisingChoose from 5 different learning modes or customize any or all of themUse innovative & useful 3-stage hints to find the correct answerAcquire knowledge by translating to the language you are learning & not vice versaTrack statistics with Qlango elephant (don’t worry, it has memory like a real elephant)Brag about your results and share them on FacebookComplete your weekly plan on the first or on the last day of the week (or any day in between)With Qlango you can learn Albanian, Arabic, Dutch, Finnish, English, Spanish, and more languages through fast, simple, and fun games. You will be acquiring knowledge by translating to the language you are learning and not vice versa. It won’t waste any of your time and effort too! Each Qlango lesson (or game) lasts a maximum of five minutes and examples are most often used in conversations.AvailabilityLearn a new language the cheap and easy way with you lifetime subscription to QLango. Just $44.99 — 50% off for a limited time — it’s available in the AndroidGuys Deals Store today.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Tonor TC-777 USB microphone review

For review today we have the Tonor TC-777 USB microphone, a $40 piece of equipment catered toward first-time users and beginner podcasters/streamers. As a good starter device, it provides good sound quality, easy set-up and use, all for a relatively cheap price.What is included with the Tonor TC-777 Mic?Found inside the box is the microphone itself, power cord, folding tripod stand, shock mount, pop filter, product manual, and a service card. The service card provides a link to Tonor’s website ad contains a two year replacement warranty.It states they can help if there are technical issues, packaging issues, the wrong item in the box, operational issue, or you are overall unsatisfied with your purchase.Design & SetupRight out of the box you are presented with a sleek and fairly compact metal design, with a wrapped up 1.5 meter cord. Navy blue in color, this durable metal microphone comes ready to use as it is already placed in its stand.The stand for the mic comes with three folded legs screwed to the microphone’s holster that lock out when pulled into place. The screwable legs allow removal and flexibility to swap over to a microphone arm should you wish to use that instead of the included tripod stand. This spread out base could create space issues if put on a smaller desk, but should be fine in most setups.The stand features the ability to tilt the mic itself up and down according to where the user desires. The stand comes with a short and skinny arm with an attached circular pop filter. You also get a removable cover in the box that can easily be slid on and off the top of the mic. The mic can be taken completely out of its stand to be held freely by the user, however the cord isn’t exactly long enough to allow much mobility.As far as setup goes, all you have to do is plug in the USB cable and wait momentarily for the software to automatically install.PerformanceWhen it comes to the topic of performance, the quality of the Tonor was surprisingly good for its relatively cheap price. It features good range, so you don’t need to have the microphone right up close to your face for it to register.Very few technical issues arose in my usage of the microphone. However, on random occasions, the Tonor mic was found to produce a short-lived static noise, which only lasts a matter of seconds and is very quiet.Any extraneous noise is unwelcome when it comes to professional recording or broadcasting. Given the chance to edit your audio, or re-do your take, one can easily get around these little noises.Though there are no on-board buttons (such as input volume control or a mute button), this microphone is a pleasure to use in live streaming, recording, or even just casual play.ConclusionWith this USB mic being only $40, it makes a very good addition to anyone’s setup.Personally, I used this microphone more to record gameplay and for casual talk through online communication apps such as Discord. It worked great for both, certainly higher overall quality than that of a headset-attached mic.It is available online at Tonor Mic’s website as well as Amazon for $40. Taking in its relatively small size, good sound quality, ease of use, and low price, this microphone will certainly get the job done no matter what you need it to do.