What is a Chromebook?
The name says it all. The thing that makes a Chromebook different from other laptop PCs is the Chrome operating system, which is designed to utilize mostly online applications and storage rather than programs and files loaded onto an internal hard drive. The result is a new category of laptop that is very thin, very light - and very popular.
What makes a Chromebook different?
Chromebooks were pioneered by Google, the search engine company that has also introduced game-changing products in other areas, such as the Android operating system for mobile devices. The first Chromebooks hit the market in 2011 and since then, nearly every major PC manufacturer has teamed with Google to create branded Chromebooks of their own.
The big innovation in the Chromebook was its elimination of the typical, multi-function PC operating system that did everything from boot the system and sort documents to run software programs and play DVDs. Instead, Chromebooks use Google's minimalistic Chrome OS, based on open-source Linux. The Chrome OS, in turn, uses the Chrome web browser as its primary user interface (similar to the way other operating systems might launch programs from the so-called "desktop").
Advantages of a Chromebook
- Long battery life: The minimalistic Chrome OS and absence of a typical spinning hard drive means unplugged times can be longer on a Chromebook.
- Optimized for Google apps: If you already rely on Google's popular apps such as Calendar and Gmail, the Chrome OS is optimized for using them conveniently.
- Fast boot times: With an OS that's intentionally minimalistic and data stored on a solid state drive, a Chromebook has less to accomplish when booting up, so it's ready to use much faster.
- Browser-based simplicity: If you can use a web browser, you can use a Chromebook, since it's primary user interface is the Chrome browser.
- Extremely thin and light: With fewer bulky internal components, Chromebooks are among the thinnest, lightest PC devices available today.
Acer Chromebook C738T
Bend it like you want it!
The 360° hinge features dual-torque technology, so the panel is very easy to open, but locks in place when you tap, swipe and pinch on the touchscreen – for wobble-free touch control. The panel senses when you place it upside down for “tent mode”, prompting the image and audio channels to flip over automatically. Super portable laptop with enough power to last all day on a single charge.
Hi-Res display 11.6" touch screen
Intel Celron Quad Core 4GB DDR3 Memory
16GB Solid State Drive
11.6" HD 1366 x 768 LED-backlit LCD
Intel HD Graphics with 128 MB of dedicated system memory
Acer Chromebook Spin 11
Military grade durability that can take the daily knocks of students. Recessed keys prevent picky fingers digging up the keyboard and a unique drainage design allows spills to flow away from important components.
11.6" HD IPS touch screen
4GB DDR 3 memory
Asus Chromebook Flip
The slim, light and incredibly stylish Chromebook Flip C302 combines the simplicity of Chromebook with powerful components and an amazing 360° hinge that lets you flip instantly between a high-performance Chromebook, a handy Chromebook tablet, or anything in between! This versatile touchscreen device frees you to work or play anywhere, anytime with its long lasting battery life, backlit keyboard with a spacious 104.5mm x 61mm touchpad, and lightning-fast USB-C port. Chromebook Flip C302 gives access to thousands of amazingly productive Chrome Apps.
Intel® Core™ m3
One Chromebook, Many Options
Pick up the Chromebook R 13, and open it all the way until it becomes a tablet. With four modes to choose from, the 360-degree rotation makes finding every mode easy. With quad-core processing, a 13.3-inch Full HD touch screen and 12 hours of battery life, this sleek Chromebook will last all day on a single charge. Wrap up all your tasks during the day and return home to enjoy millions of Android apps from the Google Play Store.
MediaTek M8173C processor Quad-core 2.10 GHz
13.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 IPS Multitouch Display
Imagination Technologies PowerVR GX6250 with Shared Memory
4 GB, LPDDR3
32 GB Flash Memory
Acer Chromebook Tab 10
The Chromebook Tab delivers top of the line image quality in breathtakingly crisp 2048x1536 QXGA resolution. With fast and accurate control, and a natural writing experience the Wacom technology pen provides unsurpassed usability.
9.7” QXGA 2,048 x 1,536 IPS touch display
Wacom EMR stylus
OP1, Hexa-core (Dual A72, Quad A53)
4GB Ram, 32GB + MicroSD card reader storage storage
5MP World facing; 2MP user facing cameras
USB Type-C; Combo headphone/mic jack
ASUS Chromebox 3 features the latest 8th Generation Intel Core Processors and DDR4-2400 memory for faster, smoother performance. With full support for Android apps from Google Play, ASUS Chromebox 3 gives you the ability to run your favorite mobile apps with the power of a mini PC. It also comes equipped with a versatile USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port for data transfer, power delivery and DisplayPort functionality, and supports dual 4K/UHD displays for sharp visuals and powerful productivity.
Celron 3215U, 4GB RAM, 16Gb SSD,
Chromebox3 - i5-8250u, 8G RAM, 32G SSD
Chromebox3 - i7-8550u, 8G RAM, 32G SSD