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Toshiba has recently just launched the Toshiba Chromebook, the company's first Chromebook, and the world's only (for now) 13.3-inch Chromebook. The Toshiba Chromebook features an Intel Celeron (Haswell) processor, as well as 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD.
Google's Chromebooks has gained tremendous traction in the past year, accounting for a sizable 21% of all notebooks sold in the U.S. in 2013.
Intel has just announced that it has partnered up with StarHub to bring the Acer C720 Chromebook to Singapore. It's being offered free to customers who sign-up for StarHub's 200Mbps fibre home broadband plan, or StarHub's 5Mbps cable home broadband plan and a $5 monthly top-up.
Google introduces the affordable HP Chromebook 11, the result of a partnership between the two companies. It costs US$279, and is already available in the US Google Play Store. Read on to find out more about it.
The Google+ Photos app, previously only available on Google's flagship Chromebook Pixel, is now available on all Chromebooks. It's an app that automatically extracts and uploads photos to your Google+ account from storage media (SD card) inserted into the Chromebook.
Acer President, Jim Wang stated that the company will be offering less Microsoft products, while producing more Android products, as well as Chromebooks. This comes as the company posted a significant second quarter loss due to lower sales and rising expenses.
Chromebook shipments are expected to increase by two or even three folds in the second half of 2013. This is due to an increase in orders by current Chromebook manufacturers Lenovo, Acer, HP and Samsung, who are also said to be launching new Chromebooks.
A total of three Chromebooks from Acer, HP and Samsung have now been introduced to Singapore. These notebooks will be available in Courts retail stores across the island. The most affordable Chromebook would be the Acer C7 which retails at S$369.
Google recently announced a new extension (Chrome Office Viewer) for Google Chrome that lets you open Microsoft Office files directly on the web browser. Files are also sandboxed to prevent compromised Microsoft Office files from causing any damage to your computer system.