This week's news from About Chromebooks: February 6, 2022
Hello, fellow Chromies!
February is here, along with more cold weather. Have I mentioned the cold before? ;) I'm just as bitter as the wind chill because I want to get outside more in 2022.
This week saw a new Chromebook become available, although it was announced in October. It's the Acer Chromebook 514 with MediaTek's Kompanio 828. I haven't tried one yet but this ARM-base Chromebook should perform similarly to the HP Chromebook x2 11. I'd consider an entry-level model with good battery life.
Google this week expanded its Chromebook website to help teachers pick their own devices. I wasn't that impressed when I looked into it. You'll read why below. However, I do like a related piece of news: Google has a new student-led Chromebook repair program.
I also found that Google is working on screen brightness settings that you'll be able to configure based on if your device is plugged in or on battery power. Yay! And I wrap things up with a way to roll back your Chrome OS version in the case of a serious problem. It's easy to do but keep in mind that it will wipe all local data from your Chromebook.