Although Chromebooks had a rocky start, more and more people these days are realizing the potential of these lightweight laptops. Powered by Google’s Chrome operating system, they’re all about getting things done fast while connected to the Internet. But are they right for you? These six reasons will explain why you should switch to a Chromebook.
Because of Chrome OS, a Chromebook doesn’t have any of those myriad settings, complicated navigations and bloated features that exist in Windows and Mac laptops. There’s only the web browser and the apps it offers. You don’t have to worry about anything else.
A Chromebook only takes a few seconds to boot up. It uses a solid-state drive instead of the slower hard disk drive. Despite having a relatively simpler processor, a Chromebook can handle every app you throw at it without noticeable delay.
It’s more versatile than a tablet. While admittedly underpowered against a Windows or Mac laptop, Chromebooks are leagues ahead of many tablets. It has a physical keyboard for fasting typing. It has a full-blown version of the Chrome web browser, while tablets have toned-down browsers that aren’t nearly as powerful.
A Chromebook offers several built-in protections from malware. It doesn’t suffer from most types of vulnerability that affect Windows laptops. In fact, you can use a Chromebook without installing any antivirus software. Plus, the laptop automatically updates itself to receive the latest features and security patches from Google.
Many Chromebook models boast a battery life that can go up to 13 hours on a single charge. You can do a full day’s worth of work without having to worry about running out of power while you’re on the road.
Decent Chromebook models only cost somewhere between $200 and $300. That price range also entitles you to a free 100GB storage on Google Drive for two years.