Acer is offering a very neat deal for Chrome OS fans. Meanwhile, a new Motorola device appears and Gmail is giving us a major update.
Chromebooks are fast, simple and affordable, but sometimes we wish some of them costed just a little less. The Acer Chromebook 13 is the answer to your prayers. This laptop is being discounted by $50 from Amazon, so it may just be your time to take the plunge and buy one.
The discount does only apply to a specific model – the CB5-311. Specs include an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a 13-inch 1080p display. Also featuring 11 hours of battery life, this happens to be quite a sweet deal.
Opinion: $250 is not a bad deal for a Chromebook with these specs. That NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor should keep it running pretty smoothly, and having a 1080p screen is always a plus.
Most of us use Gmail on a daily basis, so keeping the experience fresh and efficient is a must. Google has updated the Gmail app with a new design language and new features. You will notice it will be more compliant with Material Design, and transitions look much better.
The most obvious change will be that reply button you will find floating on the bottom-right corner. It’s also easier to switch between accounts if you are using a tablet. I am much more excited about the last improvement, though. You can finally use non-Gmail accounts with the Gmail app (POP/IMAP)!
The update will be pushing out over the coming days, so keep your eyes open.
Opinion: Allowing us to use outside email accounts with the Gmail app is a huge step. Time to start getting rid of extra apps!
The Motorola Droid Turbo is one hell of a smartphone. It is powerful, has a QHD screen and manages to squeeze in a whopping 3900 mAh battery. Sadly, it happens to be a Verizon exclusive, as all Droid devices are. This doesn’t mean Motorola can’t release a very similar device with a different name, though.
That is exactly what the rumored Moto Maxx seems to be. A Google+ user has posted some images of the rumored device with the caption “Testando o monstro”, which means “Testing a monster”.
Opinion: Known Moto Maxx specs include a 3900 mAh battery, 64 GB of internal storage, a QHD screen, a 21 MP camera, turbo charging and a 2.7 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It all matches with the Droid Turbo, guys. This has to be its GSM-capable twin brother.