HP Chromebook 14″ – Refurb for $279

One more great deal today:  Wal Mart has the 14″ HP Chromebook, which is a 4GB model with built-in 4G and 200 MB/month free for 2 years, on sale for $279 for refurbished models.  Online only, and all colors are in-stock.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-Refurbished-Assorted-Colors-14-14-q029wm-Chromebook-PC-with-Intel-Celeron-2955U-Processor-4GB-Memory-16GB-SSD-and-Chrome-OS.-Included-4G-Mobile/33126523

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Deals! 3/31/14 128GB USB 3.0 $40 Today Only

Real quick one today – available today only, Best Buy has a 128 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $40.

This is a great deal, beating the price of $60 they were running at last week.

With a Flash Drive this size, you can back-up a large music collection, download multiple movies for watching on a trip, or just extend the local storage of a laptop or Chromebook.

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Chromebooks, Part 2: What can I do with a Chromebook?

Note:  This is part two of a multi-part series about Chromebooks, consisting of the following:

Part 1:  What is a Chromebook?

Part 2:  What can I do with a Chromebook?

Part 3: Beyond Chrome OS: Ubuntu and Crouton

 


 

Chromebooks, Part 2:  What can I do with a Chromebook?

Chromebooks are Made for Chrome

It seems obvious, I’m sure, but the thing that a Chromebook does best is, well, run Chrome.

If you’re not familiar with Chrome, you should be.  Chrome is Google’s web browser and it is available on Android, iOS, Windows, and OS X. If you have OS X, however, I’m not sure you’ll have much reason to use it over Safari.  However, if you have an Android phone, you’re probably browsing with Chrome, and you should be doing so on your PC as well.

Why?

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Should You Buy It? One Finger Death Punch (PC)

Should You Buy It?  Score:   Yes!

Just getting that out of the way, because every minute you don’t own this game is a damn shame.

What is it?

One Finger Death Punch is an insane indie PC game available on Steam.  The best way I can describe it is that it is an on-rails beat-em-up.  Imagine you’re standing in place while an army of ninjas moves at you on a 2D plane, riding people movers that may speed up, a non-stop parade of goons just waiting to be beaten upon the head, neck, and face.  Oh, and they’re all stick figures.

That’s One Finger Death Punch.

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FREE: Dead Space for PC

In case you missed it, Dead Space is 100% free right now for PC.

Link:  https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/on-the-house-ANW.html

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Yours to keep, free forever, no subscriptions needed.

The only catch?

You need to sign up for Origin.

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Should You Buy It? Luftrausers (PC Mac Linux PS3 Vita)

What is it?

Luftrausers is a retro, arcade-inspired shmup in which you get to play the most badass fighter pilot of all time.  Developed by Vlambeer (creators of Ridiculous Fishing) and published by Devolver Digital, the game is available for PC, Mac, and Linux as well as the Playstation 3 and PS Vita.

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Ready for Takeoff

There’s something very special about the flight mechanics in Luftrausers.

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Chromebooks, Part 1: What is a Chromebook?

Note:  This is part one of a multi-part series about Chromebooks, consisting of the following:

Part 1:  What is a Chromebook?

Part 2:  What Can I Do With a Chromebook?

Part 3: Beyond Chrome OS – Ubuntu and Crouton


 

Chromebooks, Part 1:  What is a Chromebook?

Chromebook Overview

Simply stated, a Chromebook is a laptop running Google’s Chrome Operating System, which is based around the concept of a computer doing everything out of Google’s Chrome browser.  Similarly, a Chromebox is a desktop system running Chrome OS. When the platform was launched in 2011, Chrome OS was basically the Chrome web browser only and had no file management system and little to no offline capability.  Since that time, the OS has come a long way, and is now a fully functional operating system that has file management and offline capabilities, albeit one that is still tied to Chrome and geared towards the cloud and online functionality.

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Deals! 3/28/14

Let’s kick this weekend off with some deals, shall we?

PC Gaming!

Steam

  • Batman: Arkham Origins $9.99   – Great price on this
  • Batman: Arkham City GOTY  $7.49
  • Shadow Warrior 2013   $9.99  – One of my favorite games from last year
  • Deus Ex Human Revolution Director’s Cut $4.99  – Highly recommended if you never got around to playing this

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