The Chromebook has taken over from the humble netbook as a small, cheap portable computer than can be popped in a bag and taken anywhere. Anyone looking for a low cost laptop that can be used for surfing the web and other everyday tasks will find that a Chromebook is ideal -- and there are now plenty to choose from. If you've picked up one of these handy machines, here are ten quick tips to help you to get more from it.
Over the last few years Google has made some cool products for the internet. We’ve seen some seriously amazing web apps like Google Docs, Google Drive, and Google Play Music. With each new service, Mountain View is moving closer to its obvious goal – creating a complete, end-to-end ecosystem for its users. If it got its way, you would never have to use anything other than Google products. Enter ChromeOS. This is Google’s answer to the desktop question. For people who still want a PC-like experience, the company offers a set of laptops running a highly customized version of Linux.
Last week’s Breakfast with Sundar Pichai event was a telling event for Google. We’ve been getting an inkling of where the company is going (especially at I/O 2013), but the last conference was perhaps the clearest indicator of the future. The people at Mountain View have big plans for the future of data and computing. They’re playing the long game, planning to position themselves well five to ten years from now. What does Google want? Simple. It wants you to use its products so that you can view advertisements. Right now, that’s the Mountain View revenue model. Those “suggested results”
Chromebook’s have been growing in popularity, from both consumers and Google partners, with HP and Lenovo joining the crew making the low-end laptops with Chrome OS inbuilt. Originally, Chromebook’s were bought en-mass for students, with hundreds of US schools and colleges purchasing bucket-loads of the laptops for students. Gradually they have seeped into day-to-day usage, with one writer claiming his MacBook Pro no longer has a use with his Chromebook purchase. Even though the Chromebook has a lot of advantages and is brilliant for some users, as we discussed in 5 Reasons to Buy a Chromebook, there are downsides to the
The impression you get when hearing about a Chromebook is a low cost netbook, but instead of Windows you get a shoddy Chrome operating system, devoid of many applications you would otherwise find on your PC. Rounding all this information up, you come to the conclusion the Chromebook is a low end laptop, with no real features to draw you in apart from the cheap price tag. Features can settle things for many people when choosing their new laptop, so can the price. The question is can you use the Chromebook more efficiently than any other laptop in the same
Google has worked on Chrome OS since last year. When Google first launched Google Chrome Browser – it was seen as an extension of an OS in the making. The Chrome OS was envisioned as an Operating System (OS) to fill the gap between a full-fledged OS’s on our regular computers and the Mobile OS on the smartphones, we see today. Google has now launched the Chrome OS in form of the Chrome Notebook and a lot of people are keen to see it in action and know what features it offers. So lets take a look at a few
Google Cloud Print is a new and innovative feature, that Google has worked on since last few months. When Chrome OS development started, many users asked about the printing feature in Chrome OS. Google Cloud Print is Google’s approach towards printing any documents from the cloud. It’s an effort to try to include almost all features in the Google Chrome , Android OS and the Google Chrome OS which are present in Operating Systems like Linux and Windows. Engineers at Google are working on ways to add all aspects of a regular OS to these products. Google essentially plans to
Google launched the Google Chrome OS last year and many people wondered if Google had just challenged the core domain of Microsoft. The graphic below depicts what was going on in Google’s mind when they started working on the Chrome project! In its current form Google Chrome OS isn’t a full fledged Computer Operating System. It is more likely to be suitable for less powerful computers like the Netbooks or Tablet PCs. The logic behind Google Chrome OS, is that most of the users today, spend maximum time in the Browser accessing the internet. So why not build an Operating