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11th Gen Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook for $299

Ballin’ on a budget: Grab an 11th Gen Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook for $299 – By Gabriel Brangers
Looking for a new Chromebook that looks and feels like a flagship but doesn’t cost premium money? Today is your lucky day. Best Buy carries a low-end model of the popular Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook that features enough bells and whistles to consider itself somewhere between the “Plus” and “Premium” tiers.

Chromebook features to supercharge your productivity on Chrome OS 93

4 hidden Chromebook features to supercharge your productivity on Chrome OS 93 – By Kent Duke Android Police

Chrome OS 93 arrived for most Chromebooks last week, and it refines the core experience with polish (like adding a stylus battery indicator) to help make your device more enjoyable to use. It’s not the most exciting release out-of-the-box, but with a little tweaking on your end, you’ll be able to take advantage of some even-more-useful but experimental features that aren’t part of the default Chrome OS experience yet. Here are a few of them we’ve found that will help take your productivity to the next level.

How to Sum a Column in Google Sheets

How to Sum a Column in Google Sheets [Mobile Apps & Desktop] – By Lee Stanton
Google Sheets is undoubtedly a part of the modern business starter pack. This useful app lets you keep your data organized, clear, and up-to-date at all times. And it’s quite user-friendly!

How to See Basic Calculations Without Formulas in Google Sheets – By Sandy Writtenhouse How-To Geek

Are there times when you want to see a quick sum or average of your data, but don’t necessarily need the formula result in your spreadsheet? In Google Sheets, you can select the cells and see basic calculations without formulas.

How to Unarchive an Email in Gmail

How to Unarchive an Email in Gmail – By Joe Fedewa How-To Geek

Gmail offers two ways to get rid of an email: “Archive” and “Delete.” They may sound the same, but there’s a big difference. Unlike deleted emails, archived emails are never completely gone and can easily be unarchived. We’ll show you how.

HP Chromebook x2 Chromebook tablet ($200 off)

The Snapdragon-powered HP Chromebook x2 Chromebook tablet is on sale for $399 ($200 off) – By Gabriel Brangers
Robby’s still working up his full review of HP’s highly-anticipated x2 detachable Chromebook. I’ll do my best to omit any spoilers but I will say that this 2-in-1 Chromebook is a hard sell for me at its $599 MSRP. It’s not that there isn’t a lot to love, it’s just a lot of money for a device that isn’t nearly as powerful as some of the current Tiger Lake devices that are priced in the same range. That said, I love just about everything this thing offers as a premium 11″ tablet and it’s a worthy addition to your Chrome OS arsenal – if you happen to get it at a discount.

Chrome OS 93 begins rollout

Chrome OS 93 begins rollout – offers a better Android app experience, Tote previews, and more – By Michael Perrigo
Chromebooks will now begin receiving an update to Chrome OS 93. there is a focus on polish and streamlining the user experience. From downloads to scanning and even user interface tweaks, this update really goes the distance to making Chromebook owners feel more confident in their choice of device. Let’s break down some of the things you can expect to run into after receiving it.

How to Mass Delete Emails in Gmail

How to Mass Delete Emails in Gmail – By Joel Kahn at Lifehacke
I recently got a notification that my Gmail account was 90% full. I thought that was impossible since Gmail must have unlimited space. Then I remembered that I’ve had the account since 2008 and have never cleared out old, unnecessary emails. If you are in the same (increasingly full) boat, here are the steps to mass-delete old emails in Gmail.

Use Google Docs as a Book Writing Software

How to Use Google Docs as a Book Writing Software – By Johnathan Jaehnig MakeUseOf

You’re writing a book, but you’re not a rich author yet. Nonetheless, you still need free writing software. An auto-saving program. Software that allows you to access the draft from anywhere, track changes, and control who can edit it. Google Docs gives you a lot of tools that let you use the platform as your novel writing software.

Lenovo Chromebook Duet review:

Lenovo Chromebook Duet review: this has no business costing so little – By Monica Chin The Verge
The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is an impressive $279 convertible device.
Lenovo’s Chromebook Duet is far from flawless. But when you’re evaluating a device that starts at $279, the question isn’t “Is this a perfect device?” The question is: “Is this better than other stuff you can get for that price?”

Two 11th Gen Chromebooks under $500

Double Down: Two 11th Gen Chromebooks under $500 – By Gabriel Brangers
In the market for a new Chromebook? Best Buy has some deals on a couple of the latest and greatest devices on the market and that means savings of up to $200 and some awesome new hardware. Both of these Chromebooks come bearing Intel’s latest Tiger Lake Core i3 CPU and 8GB of RAM which I feel is the sweet spot for Chrome OS. The 11th Gen Intel puts up monster benchmarks and the 8GB of RAM, as you know, is a welcome addition to any Chromebook.

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