Chromebook by Google: Another Budget-Friendly Laptop
Though Apple iPad Mini and Microsoft Surface have been ruling the technology news columns this week, Google’s all-new Chromebook is also a refreshingly new entry in the tech world. Pitched in as a laptop “for everyone,” the Chromebook is an ultra-inexpensive laptop that comes in with a price tag of just $249 only.
Competing in the world of tablets, the Chromebook offers all the functionalities at a very low price. It comes built-in with all your favorite Google products. Additionally, the Chrome Web Store keeps you ablaze by offering hundreds of thousands of free apps, themes, and extensions. With Chromebook, things never get messed up. Multiple logins and individual files, apps, and settings allow you to share your Chromebook with friends, family, and guests.
Designed to boot up in just a few seconds, the Chromebook offers a decent batter life of 6.5 hours. It never slows down and requires almost zero maintenance. Even viruses, malware, and other security bugs are taken care of. Since the laptop lacks a hard drive, Google is offering a 100 GB of Google Drive Cloud storage with Solid State Drive. Chromebook permits you to create documents, drawings, spreadsheets, and presentations through apps like SlideRocket and Google Drive. The Chrome OS lets you run a web browser, open utility applications like notepad and calculator, play music, and enjoy videos, but does not allow you to install software. With it, you can automatically use Google services like Gmail and YouTube. Apps like Google Docs and Offline Gmail allows you to stay productive even when you are disconnected from the web.
Google Chromebook, built by the South Korean electronics giant Samsung, boasts an attractive 11.6-inch, 1366 × 768 display and weighs just 2.5 pounds. The 0.8-inch thick laptop ships in with a Samsung Exynos 5 dual-core processor, which has been essentially designed for smartphones and tablets. It has comes with a built-in 3G connectivity with limited amount of free access from Verizon Wireless. Other highlights include a VGA camera, a built-in dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 compatibility, an SD card slot, and an HDMI output. It has two ports for USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 versions. The webcam can be used for Google+ Hangout video chat and allows you to connect to as many as nine people at the same time.
With all these technical specs and features, Google Chromebook will surely be able to place itself as a computer that can quickly, securely, and inexpensively handle all your web needs with the touch of a button.