So what is a Chrome Book ?
Chromebook is a different breed of computer. When you turn on the Chromebook you’ll notice the only native app is the Google Chrome Internet browser. And that’s pretty much your key to all that is Chromebook.
It runs on Google’s web-based Chrome OS, which is designed to be used with an Internet connection. Most of Chromebook’s documents and apps exist in the cloud. And Google automatically provides 100 GB of cloud storage for every Chromebook. All Chromebooks come with at least 16GB of storage.
Chromebooks have long battery life that can last all day on one charge.
They might not be a powerhouse, or eye-catching, but they’ll tackle basic Internet tasks like the best of them. Chrome books are very fast in booting, they boot up in 10 seconds to 15 seconds max .
Why so fast? Because the whole data of your device is saved on internet (google drive), that’s why it boots up fast.
Who should Buy?
The Microsoft Office suite isn’t available on Chromebooks, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to work on your files. Microsoft Web Apps, the free cloud version of Office, is compatible with Chromebooks, and you can always use the native Google Drive to open and edit documents and spreadsheets. With Drive, users can create everything from text documents to spreadsheets and presentations. Plus, all of your old Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint presentations can be imported directly into Drive, allowing you to work on your files. Fortunately, Google Drive allows you to save documents to Microsoft formats, so you’ll still be able to share files with non-Chromebook users.
You’ll be able to play games on the Chromebook, but you’ll be limited to the games available in the Chrome Web store, but you won’t have the same title selection as you would on a Windows machine or a MacBook.
The bottom line is that Chromebooks are incredibly affordable and capable, and there’s more variety now in screen sizes and specs. Chromebook runs Chrome faster, smoother, and without hiccups, better than any of the fast Macs and Windows PCs. One can still do lots of ‘PC’ activities in Chrome; with web apps it’s much more than a browser. And the pure browser experience is excellent on a Chromebook. If you’re looking for a simple way to get online and prefer Google’s services, you’ll be happy with a Chromebook.
If you think you’re part of this niche and are in the market for just such a device, have a look at these particular Chromebooks. These are the best Chromebooks you’ll find today.
1. HP Chromebook 14:
For the connectivity features it has it has bluetooth 4.0, Full size HDMI port, 2 USB’s, VGA camera and built in dual band wifi and 3G modem.
The battery life of this chromebook is of 9.5 hours. It boots up in 7 seconds. You got a virus protection service inbuilt for malwares.
Its a 14 inch display so you can watch the YouTube & other video watching sites comfortably.
Price - 25,530.
2. Acer C720 Chromebook:
Smooth back panel; very easy to slide it in/out of the bag.
Google is giving you free 100 GB of google drive storage for 2 year. All the useful apps like Gmail, YouTube, translate and list goes on are built-in so you can access them in minutes.
It has a new intel processor. Boots up in 10 seconds, so its clear that its fast.
It has bluetooth 4.0, Full size HDMI port, 2 USB’s, VGA camera and built-in dual band wi-fi and 3G modem for connectivity.
Price - Rs.20,213/=
3. Samsung Chromebook 11.6 :
The 11.6-inch Chromebooks, such as the Acer C720 and Samsung Chromebook , are on the smaller side. These models are generally thin and light, making them the most portable — and great options for kids. However, to some people, the screen size and keyboards will seem cramped.
Price - Rs.25,990.
Those looking for a more premium experience for Web surfing, getting work done, watching movies and playing games can pick up the biggest Chromebook so far which is the 14-inch HP Chromebook 14.
The first-ever Chromebase all-in-one computer which has 21.5” of Full HD (1080p) display. Boots up in seconds. For storage, you’ll get 100 GB of Google Drive storage free for 2 years.
The price of LG chromebase is Rs.32,000.