In the flurry of releases from so many companies over this quarter, you’d think that you’ve seen it all. But Samsung seems to have rebounded from the Apple smackdown and the wave of the Apple device releases. One of the latest releases from Samsung and Google comes in the form of the Chromebook, which is, in essence, a netbook. This means that if you’re looking for some heavy duty usage, you can move right along and go for other laptops or ultrabooks. But if you need to work exclusively online and don’t want to spend a bundle on a netbook, the Chromebook operates on a silky Chrome OS at the price of 249USD.
And here’s the thing: it runs great using Google services.
The rundown of the features:
- Ease of use – if you’ve used Google Chrome, then you know how easy it is to use and how simple it is to navigate. This is something the Chromebook shows off very well: it’s very easy to use and get the hang of. Essentially, it’s a web browser in netbook form. Its point is to simply give you the ability to use the web and corresponding Google services.
- Smooth usage of Google Services – using Google-related web services (including and not limited to Gmail, Google Drive, Google Plus…) is integrated seamlessly into the OS of the Chromebook, which is basically a combination of Chrome and Android. It was inherently designed to be used with the Google web services.
- 10-second boot time – Since it’s streamlined for so few operations, it’s impressively speedy in terms of booting up and instantly resumes to activity right after sleep mode. Perfect for toting around when you need to work on the go.
- Free 100GB of Google Drive storage – With everything hosted online through Google Drive, there’s not much need to tote around a bulky hard drive or even extra memory cards—100GB is plenty of data space to store documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and PDF files.
- ARM Processor – everything stays cool and quiet with this processor, and keeps power usage low, which is exactly what you need if you’re working far from a power source.
- Price – This is definitely one of its major selling points. Having a $249 price tag for a slim netbook that can do all of those things is more than reasonable. Companies who work expressly online would do well to look into investing in these computers for their employees to work with from virtually anywhere.
Say you’re running a virtual office. Everything is done entirely online, and you really don’t need all the bells and whistles of a full laptop—you just want a device you can use for business. This is the computer to use. All the storage is basically online, the processes are speedy and smooth, and the visuals are clear with an 11.6-inch screen. It can connect online with great efficiency—it is what it’s built for—and, if you spend majority of your day working online, this is one product that will definitely let you work from wherever you want.