Chromebooks are in a spotlight right now. With schools about to re-open with large contingents of remote students, these mostly cheap, typically tiny, Google-powered machines are currently selling at roughly four times their typical rate. While Chromebooks are a solid choice for productivity and web browsing, gaming options are mostly limited to Android apps meant for tablets and phones, or Google’s own Stadia cloud gaming service. But this week computer hardware-maker Nvidia brought its GeForce Now cloud gaming service to Chromebooks—significantly improving their ability to game.
GeForce Now as a service isn’t new. It has been around in different forms since 2013 and already runs on smartphones, laptops, and Nvidia’s own set-top box. It works similarly to Google’s Stadia and Microsoft’s Game Pass Ultimate (currently known as xCloud) in that the game’s performance doesn’t rely on the