Today, with so many people connected online for a large portion of their day, most of our online activities involve a web browser; whether it’s searching for information, checking out various social media sites, watching videos, chatting with friends, listening to great music and so much more.
Imagine how advantageous it would be for today’s lifestyle and particularly the business community to be able to surf the web even quicker and more securely. Well, that’s why we now have Chromebook.
Chromebook is a laptop operated by Chrome OS, and it’s been specifically designed to serve these purposes – it’s an easy-to-use laptop designed for everyday work and play.
Chrome OS is an operating system made for the web, developed by Google. The Chrome OS is accessed via Google Chrome browser – it’s not installed on a hard drive. Yes, you will need access to the Internet in order to use Chromebook, but this new style of laptop is designed to get things done easier and faster.
You’re Instantly Online: Your Chromebook will boot in seconds, and you’ll be on the web in no time at all. There’s no setup required; simply connect it to the 3G/4G mobile network or to the Wi-Fi, sign in with your Google account and you’re ready to work or play straight away.
Sync: You can always pick up right where you left off with your Chromebook. Chrome also keeps your settings in-sync between your Chromebook, Android phones and tablets, and anywhere you’ve sign in with your Google account. So, regardless of whether you’re at home or at work, all your bookmarks, extensions and apps will be right there.
And, because your data is always safely stored online, if you should lose your Chromebook it’s very simple to get back on your feet. Everything will be online, just the way you left it! So, your data will always be safe and sound, no matter what happens to your Chromebook.
Guest Mode: Chromebook also has a ‘guest’ mode, allowing your friends to browse the web without having to sign in. Of course they’re not able to access your email or other data, and when they’re finished, all their browsing information will automatically be cleared.
Offline Features: The number of apps continues to grow, allowing you to share photos, create visual art, make presentations, video chat, and so much more – all online. Many of these apps are so sophisticated that, even when you’re offline, they continue to work until you hop online again.
Security: Chromebook has been design to keep your browser secure and protect against all the nasties out there on the web. Each website or web application you open on your Chromebook runs as a separate, independent process in a restricted environment.
Each and every website is isolated from the others, so if you’ve opened the specific website that’s been infected by malware, nothing else in your browser can be affected. The threat will be contained in the one tab and, even if that tab should crash, the others will to continue to run normally.
Each time you boot your Chromebook it completes a self-check called Verified Boot to detect if your OS has been corrupted or tampered with. Your data is always safe with Chromebook because the built-in security features are automatically kept up-to-date. This means that you’ll always have the latest virus protection.
Always Updated - Always New: Your Chromebook won’t slow over time because it updates automatically – for free! There’s no need for upgrades, manual downloads or installations: all that’s required of you is to use your Chromebook and everything else will be taken care of. Less time taking care of your computer means more time for you, doing what you want to do!
Long-Life Battery: Your Chromebooks’ battery has an average life of around 8 hours; but of course the actual battery life may vary. This makes your Chromebook a valuable assistant, particularly during business trips.
Chromebooks are all about streamline, hassle-free computing. They’re ideal for presentations and other work-related tasks; however, they don’t function as gaming laptops or video editing hubs.
Of course Chrome OS is the ideal solution if you require an optimized computer for mobile usage – the lightweight Chromebook fits easily into a backpack or suitcase.
Design: The design will determine how convenient and flexible your laptop will be, and how easy it will be for everyday use. Features to consider are compactness, form factor, and the material the Chromebook is made of.
Screen: Because the Chromebook is obviously a small laptop you must expect to see a smaller screen; however, the difference between an 11-inch display and a 15-inch display is quite important. When choosing your product, carefully consider the trade-off between screen real estate and weight/portability.
Specifications: Consider the CPU and RAM when choosing your Chromebook – the more powerful the CPU the better performance you’ll get from your Chromebook. It’s true that Chromebooks are designed for simple tasks, but they must be powerful enough to open multiple browser tabs, cope with different online activities, and so on. This means that the more powerful the CPU, the more efficiently your Chromebook will perform.
Battery Life: It stands to reason that the greater capacity of your Chromebook battery, the longer your device will be able to run without a recharge.
Simple Taste: And sometimes you simply want your Chromebook to match your own personality!