A Chromebook is a laptop running the Linux-based Chrome OS as its operating system. The devices were originally designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and data utilising Cloud technology. The first Chromebooks for sale, by Acer Inc. and Samsung, began shipping on June 15, 2011. In addition to laptop models, a desktop version, called a Chromebox, was introduced in May 2012, and an “all-in-one” device was introduced in January 2014, by LG Electronics.
Key Points –
- Easy to use
- Virus protection (built in)
- Long-life battery
- Owner – Google
- Introduced – June 15, 2011
Some popular Chromebook models –
- Samsung Series 5, Series 5 550, Series 3, Samsung Chromebook 3
Desktop version –
For Education –
Low cost and easy to manage, you can set them up in minutes and centrally manage 10 or 10,000 devices across your institution, local education authority or region. Chromebook and tablets come with support, management and built-in access to G Suite and educational content.
For Work –
Chromebook give you the best of Google. Gmail, Maps, Docs and pics safely stored in the cloud, so a laptop spill really is just a laptop spill.
For peace of mind –
Chromebooks are automatically kept up to date, so that you’ll always have the latest virus protection, along with the latest features like Voice Search. Best of all, your Chromebook won’t slow down over time.
Switching between accounts is really easy, so you can easily share your Chromebook without anyone else messing with your stuff.