I know you have heard about a the Chromebook few times but do you know what is? Have you considered trying it out?
In this latest article, I will tell you everything you must know about the Chromebook and why you should get some.
What is chromebook?
It is a type of laptop that runs on Chrome OS. It comes with Sizes between 11.6” and 15.6” just like any other normal laptop you know of. Google has its name written all over this device/laptop however aside Pixelbook, the rest were manufactured by brands like HP, Samsung, Asus, Acer, etc.
Basically what qualifies the device to be called Chromebook is the presence of the operating system; “Chrome OS”. The device has all the basic features of a normal laptop maybe except the “Caps Lock Key” on the keyboard.
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Features of the Chrome OS
The physical features of the device might look normal just like any other laptop you have ever seen before however, the inner part of the OS you probably have no idea how it looks or feels.
The chrome OS is very light weight and loads even faster than any other OS I have come across with. Check the photo below to see how it looks like when first turned on.
It has a taskbar which look almost like the normal windows taskbar. When the ‘launcher’ is clicked, the taskbar expands covering less than half the entire screen giving you a google search box. Check image below.
When the arrow on top of the search box is clicked, the taskbar finally covers the entire screen showing you all the apps that you have installed on your device.
Why you should get a chromebook
There are so many reasons why you need a chromebook .
Aside the fact that it loads faster than any other type of laptop, most of them also support android apps so you won’t have to do all the gaming with your android smartphone only.
It is lighter and very portable and the OS is really light.
Disadvantages Of Chromebook
Even tho chromebook is really awesome, there are few things that could be a barrier.
The device is more like a laptop that is running on google chrome browser. With the exception of the ones that can run android apps, you can’t install your favorite apps. The only apps you can install are google chrome browser extensions and plugins.
People who prefer to work offline most of the time with their laptop the chromebook probably wont be the best option because with it, almost everything is strictly online. Unlike normal Microsoft OS or Mac OS where you can install apps that work offline, everything is just a google chrome browser extension apart from few apps that come pre-installed.
In all, It all depends on what you really want to a do with the laptop that determines if you actually need a chromebook or not. If you are someone like who can’t do without internet, then you probably need one.
For browsing, it loads at the speed of light.