What's the Difference Between Laptops and Chromebooks?

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November 17, 2022

If you’ve ever thought about buying a Chromebook, you might wonder what the differences are between a Google notebook and a more conventional Windows laptop or a MacBook. In our top story, Review Geek contributor, Sarah Chaney, lists the differences between “regular” laptops and Chromebooks. And she gives you the reasons why it may work for you and some reasons why you may want to avoid these lesser-priced laptops.

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TODAY'S TOP STORY What’s the Difference Between Laptops and Chromebooks?


Before anyone gets upset, let me clarify: a Chromebook is a laptop. By definition, a laptop is a portable computer. So, whether it runs Windows OS, macOS, or Chrome OS, it’s a laptop. However, there are some unique differences between Chromebooks and other laptops. Read More »

 
The Best Tech Gifts from $100-$200 for Holiday 2022


The holidays are fast approaching but don’t fret—techy gadgets are always a winning gift idea, even for that person who has everything. If there’s someone special in your life that you want to splurge $100-200 on, there’s a fantastic selection of gifts here to choose from. Read More »

 
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What Is Disc Authoring Software and Why Would You Want It?


The death of optical media has been declared several times throughout the years, yet the medium is still alive and well. While it’s true that computers don’t have optical drives anymore, and we’ve all moved on from Blu-rays to streaming, there are still plenty of good uses for those little discs. Read More »

 
Today’s Quordle Answers


Wordle was just too easy, wasn’t it? You probably left that behind and moved on to Quordle, the true “hard mode” of the word-guessing game format. But now you’re stuck and so close to failing. Don’t worry, we’re here to help with a hint—and if you really need it, today’s Quordle Answers. Read More »

 
Today’s Wordle Answer


Are you a huge fan of Wordle and absolutely stuck today? Let me guess; you’re hanging out on guess four or five and feeling the pressure. We get it entirely: nothing feels worse than losing your streak. If you’re not ready to outright cheat, we have you covered with hints and today’s Wordle answer. Read More »

 
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The Day Is About to Get Shorter, Grab Some Solar Path Lights

We’re entering the fall and winter seasons, and you know what that means; the sun will go down a lot earlier than usual. Instead of fumbling your way to the door in the afternoon, now’s the time to set up some solar path lights. This 10-pack of lights is a solid, reasonably-priced option.

 
These Cricut Deals Will Boost Your Crafty Hobby or Business


If you’re an enthusiastic amateur crafter, or you’re running a small crafts-based business, you might be wondering how you can take everything to the next level. Cricut is known for offering factory-level capabilities on a very small scale, and some of its products are currently on sale. Read More »

 
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT Pre-Order Wyze’s Shockingly Affordable Wi-Fi 6 and 6E Routers


Is your router struggling to keep up with your smart home? The introduction of Wi-Fi 6 technology could resolve your problem. And starting today, you can buy a shockingly affordable mesh Wi-Fi 6 router from Wyze, a brand that knows plenty about smart homes. Read More »

 
Your Fire TV Is Begging for the Alexa Voice Remote Pro


After a long wait, the Alexa Voice Remote Pro is here to enhance your Fire TV’s capabilities. This remote gives you instant access to Alexa, and it offers two programmable buttons that can trigger routines or open apps. Surprisingly, Alexa Voice Remote Pro only costs $35. Read More »

 
Backbone Launches a Mobile Gamepad for Android Phones


We were deeply impressed by the Backbone One mobile gaming controller when we reviewed it earlier this year. Not only does it feel like an Xbox controller, but it supports a ton of games and popular cloud gaming services. And, after a long wait, the Backbone One is finally available for Android phones. Read More »

 
Tesla Teases Its Semi Truck Delivery Event


After years of waiting, Pepsico will take delivery of the largest preorders of Tesla electric semi trucks on December 1st at the Tesla Gigafactory in Storey County, Nevada. The automaker announced the “Semi Delivery Event” in a tweet with the image of a lone Tesla semi on a dark, misty road. Read More »

 

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Samsung Smart TVs Are the First to Embrace Cloud Gaming


Samsung is rolling out its Gaming Hub for select 2022 smart TVs, cementing itself as the first smart TV brand to embrace cloud gaming. Gaming Hub provides an all-in-one interface for services like Xbox Cloud Gaming, Google Stadia, and NVIDIA GeForce Now. It even integrates with Twitch! Read More »

 

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Netflix Makes It Easier to Log Out Your Ex


As Netflix continues its efforts to crack down on account sharing and increase revenue with its ad-supported plans, we’re now seeing new options to remove old friends, your Exes, and family members from using subscriptions. Read More »

 
Microsoft’s Latest Game Pass Perk Is an Apple Subscription


These days, every purchase seems to include an Apple TV+ trial. But we didn’t expect Microsoft to join the bandwagon—Xbox Game Pass Ultimate now includes three months of Apple TV+ and Apple Music. You can claim these perks through your Xbox console or Xbox app on Windows. Read More »

 
TP-Link’s Ultra Capable 2K Security Camera Goes Wireless


After being available in Europe and other regions for quite a while, TP-Link finally released its affordable and capable Tapo cameras in the U.S. earlier this year. Now, the company is back with its new Tapo C420S2 wireless outdoor security camera. Read More »

 
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The 25 Best Tech Gifts Under $100 for 2022


Not every tech gift has to be a jet pack that costs more than your house. Plenty of respectable gadgets under $100 are ideal for those in your life who deserve gifts less than $100. That covers generous $99.95 gifts, and those joke presents you buy for that secret Santa thing at work you can’t get out of. Read More »

 
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How General Motors' First Electric Car Failed


The modern electric car revolution is still in its early stages, but it could have started much earlier if history had gone a little differently. This is the story of the EV1, the first modern electric car from General Motors. Read More »

 
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V-Moda Crossfade 3 Wireless Headphone Review: No ANC? No Problem


V-Moda’s Crossfade wireless headphones have been well-loved for years, showing that you don’t need noise cancellation to make for a great set of headphones. The company still hasn’t added noise canceling, but the V-Moda Crossfade 3 Wireless aim to be the best iteration of these headphones yet. Read More »

 
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Best iPhone 14 Screen Protectors of 2022


Want to use your iPhone 14 without a case, but still want screen protection? Even if you do use a case, screen protectors add an extra layer of armor for your phone. Whether you’re looking for a screen protector made of glass or plastic film, we’ve selected the best ones for you. Read More »

 
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Orbitkey Ring V2 Review: Ridiculously Innovative


My guess is that you aren’t coming across this review because you’re actively looking for a new keyring. Maybe you are, but for most of us, typical key rings are an annoyance we just live with. Thanks to the Orbitkey Ring v2, we don’t have to accept pinched fingers or broken nails any longer! Read More »

 

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Ember's Smart Mug is a game-changer for anyone who enjoys coffee, keeping it at the perfect temperature until you're finished.


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The MX Master 3 is a phenomenal mouse on its own merits, but it can also connect to three USB or Bluetooth devices at once, and use Logitech...


Cable Matters USB-C to USB-C Video Cable

If you need a cord that balances everything well, then Cable Matters has you covered.


 

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