Sunday, November 23, 2014

Get 1TB googledrive storage for free (by buying a chromebook)

There is an official holiday offer from Google  that new purchased Chromebooks get additionally 1 TB of free storage for 2 years if claimed until 1-Jan-2015. If you would purchase this cloud space without purchasing a chromebook, it would cost 240 USD.

You can get your Chromebook from Amazon and be able to participate in this nice google offer.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

HP copies chromebook ideas to Windows?

Look at that HP STREAM notebooks running Windows 8.1. They look like chromebooks, are cheap like chromebooks, offer free Microsoft Office 365 and 1TB free space on onedrive, 32GB SSD. In Switzerland (and I guess in some other countries as well) they even offer free 3G connections with HP datapass

Memory: On-board 2GB 1333MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Storage: 32GB eMMC
Processor: Intel Celeron N2840 Processor (2.16GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.58GHz) Graphics: Intel HD graphics 
Display: 11.6-inch diagonal / 13.3-inch diagonal HD AntiGlare WLED-backlit display (1366 x 768)
Battery life: Up to 8:15 hours  (11.6 inch)  / 7:45 hours (13.3 inch)
Weight: 2.74 pounds
Dimensions: 11.81 w x 8.10 d x 0.78 h inches
Wireless: 1x1 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth


Which chromebook to buy in 2014 holiday season?

I would buy the Toshiba Chromebook 2 (aka CB-35 ....). I read many reviews about it and it seems to be the best Chromebook offered during this holday. Hope you will get good black friday  or cyber monday discount offers. You always can support my site by bying it on by clicking the links in this blog.

Read e.g. the Toshiba Chromebook 2 review on CNET.COM

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

No exciting new chromebook in 2014?

In 2013 holiday time the chromebook hype was starting with Acer C720 and HP Chromebook 11 . The HP one was the most beautiful chromebook built ever (without counting the original Google chromebook Pixel which is too expensive and old).
There are nice chromebooks in 2014, but I really miss a nice designed one, a more pro one or other exciting upgrades. There are much more chromebooks available from different brands, but I am still looking for THE one which will motivate a customer with existing chromebook to upgrade.
Just dreaming: a HP chromebook 11 design (with new power adapter), IPS screen, Intel Haswell, 4GB RAM, 32 GB  SSD, 13 hours battery life would be a dream or a Pixel with upgraded hardware and 10 hours battery life. I think the announcements for this holiday season is over. Do we really need to wait for one year now or will there be a surprise coming up?
HP Chromebook 11 the nicest chromebook (after Pixel), but not the fastest.