It’s been a couple years since I used a Chromebook on a full-time basis. Before I owned the MacBook Pro that I use today, I had one of the earlier Samsung-made Chromebooks. I loved it a lot. But in terms of raw capabilities and build quality, I knew I needed something more. So here I am today.
For the last week or so, however, I’ve been diving back into Chromebooks — specifically using the Acer Chromebook 14. Given this is my first real experience trying to use a Chromebook on a daily basis since one of the platform’s first generation laptops, it’s an understatement to say I’m impressed…
After a slow start, Google’s rollout for Android apps on Chrome OS is gearing up for a big expansion over the coming weeks. In the latest developer channel update, we’ve seen several Chromebooks pick up Android apps, and now three more are joining that list.
A few months ago, Acer debuted a new 14-inch, all-metal Chromebook and it certainly turned heads. At just $299 the Acer Chromebook 14 brought a premium hardware experience down to a very affordable price point. In the months since the release, however, we haven’t seen anything new for this device. Though now, It does seem that Acer has quietly revealed a new gold variant of the Chromebook 14, and it’s coming soon.