In this fast-paced, techie world, people find it difficult to live without their cherished gadgets which include laptops, tablets and Ultrabooks. Indeed, the society has become dependent to computer. Due to the immense demand of these gadgets, the search engine giant, Google, has now come up with their very own Chromebook. However, this is still subject to scepticism as to whether or not this will finally replace the laptop or PC tablet you’re using right now.
Well, not all of you may be quite familiar with the full specifics of the Chromebook. So to give you an idea what the Chromebook is, I’ll be talking about its features in this write up. The Chromebook is actually a kind of laptop made by no other than Google. However, its processor runs on Samsung which other Android phones and tablets have. The Chromebook is reasonably priced at only $249. This is utterly affordable for a laptop, you may think. Nonetheless, this doesn’t really function like a laptop but more like a web browser instead.
The Chromebook has a Samsung processor and latest version is much lighter than the earlier one and weighs only around 2.42 pounds. Its anti-glare screen measures 11.6 inches. This is also equipped with 100G Google Drive storage, 3.0 Bluetooth, and an average of 6.5-hour battery life.
The Chromebook is more like a browser and not a laptop. This allows you to browse the web only with the Chrome browser (as the name says). You’ll be able to manage your documents and email through the new Chromebook. What it lacks is the file management system. You may be able to find icons on the Chromebook’s home screen but since this is internet-based, you’ll not be able to access these icons without network connection.
The previous version of the Chromebook didn’t really hit it off due to its lack of 3G connectivity. Samsung had realized this drawback and so the new Chromebook now has 3G connectivity powered by Verizon Wireless. This doesn’t however come all for free but at an $80 premium and covers only 100MB free surfing each month for the whole two years. For those who always surf the net, this isn’t enough.
Chromebook has its perks though. Aside from the fact that it’s lighter, Chromebook users also have an access to the Google Chrome Web Store which is loaded with innumerable applications allowing you to personalize your own Chromebook. Adware, malware and spyware are also not a big threat on the Chromebook as this updates itself so you need not hassle yourself constantly updating it. . As a web browser shell, the Chromebook can be considered a superb innovation. Thus, the success of the Chromebook entirely depends on the users.