What is a Chromebook?

Acer Spin 714 Chromebook

Acer Spin 714 Chromebook

So you want to know what a Chromebook is eh? Well simple, A Chromebook is a laptop or sometimes called a notebook of a different caliber.

A Chromebook is a laptop or tablet that runs on the Chrome OS operating system developed by Google. These devices are designed to be lightweight and easy to use, with most of their functionality and storage relying on cloud services. They typically have limited storage capacity compared to traditional laptops, and are designed to be used primarily for web browsing, streaming video and music, installing and running android apps and android games plus still running web-based apps and now, cloud gaming.

Chromebooks are built with low-power, low-cost hardware, and are known for their long battery life and fast boot times. They are often used in educational settings and by businesses and organizations that rely on cloud-based services and web-based apps. They are also known for their security features and ease of management.

Instead of Windows or Mac OS, Chromebooks run Google’s very own custom operating system named ChromeOS. These machines are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloud.

The first Chromebooks for sale, by Acer Inc. and Samsung, were announced at the Google I/O conference in May 2011 and began shipping on June 15, 2011. Lenovo, Hewlett Packard and Google itself entered the market in early 2013. In addition to Google’s laptop models, a desktop version was released called a Chromebox. Check that out if you love the “old fashion” computer. Chromebooks are optimized for Google apps, such as Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Drive. This deep integration can be either positive or negative, depending on how you use a PC.

Getting set up on a Chromebook will be easy if you already use Google’s services for your email, Google calendar and Google documents.

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Why you should buy a Chromebook

  • Cloud-Powered: Chromebooks are cloud-powered, which means most of its apps and games run from the cloud rather than an internal hard drive, as with most traditional laptops.
  • Less Processing Power and Memory Required: Chromebooks require less processing power and memory than a traditional laptop device.
  • Lighter and Smaller: Due to the minimal hardware requirements of ChromeOS, Chromebooks are typically lighter and smaller than the average laptop.
  • Budget-Friendly: These devices are more budget-friendly than traditional laptops because Chromebook users are less dependent on their laptop specifications for speed and performance.
  • Automatically Protected Against Viruses: Chromebooks are automatically protected against viruses.
  • Longer Battery Life: Chromebooks need to be charged less often and can last an entire working day.

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What are the average Chromebook Specs?

Chromebook RAM: Typically, Chromebooks have 4GB of RAM. But that’s beginning to change. Chromebooks are beginning to ship with 8GB or more as optional.

Chromebook Hard Drive Size: All Chromebooks come with at least 16GB of storage. That’s plenty if you use Chromebook as Google intended. Some Chromebooks are available with a 128GB SSD, which will be handy for anyone looking have a little more offline capability.

Chromebook Processor: With the way technology is upgrading, the latest Chromebooks now feature stable and acceptable processor’s that rival some of the larger market’s players.

Chromebook Screen Size & Resolution: Chromebooks are offered in several different screen sizes. The standard size is 11.6-inch but there are also 13, 14, and 15-inch and above options that are available and HD(4-8K) resolution Chromebooks are now already available.

Chromebook Battery Life: Chromebooks have long battery life. It’s not uncommon to find a Chromebook that can last all day on one charge. I have had my Chromebook for about 2 years now and it still can last all day on a single charge with no issues. The battery life is one of the best aspects of owning a Google Chromebook laptop, believe me.

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A web developer who loves programming/coding, using both my Ubuntu and chromeOS machines. I also love gaming on my Android and believe you me, I never thought I would ever say that. I also love comic books and I enjoy researching history facts, kind of weird right? My role on Chromegeek.com is to make sure everything works 24/7.