I’m sure you’re wondering why anyone would need this device when there are already smartphones, tablets, and laptops at our disposal. Surprisingly, the Chromebook delivers much more than expected. It’s not only fast, but it is one of the most affordable netbooks on the market. So if you’re just not convinced that you really need to buy this device, these top 7 reasons should help you out a little.
1. Always Connected to the Internet
If you’re someone who lives on the Internet and loves to get on super fast, then the Chromebook is for you. Not only are you almost instantly connected to the Internet as soon as you boot it up, but you can also get a 3G enabled
Chromebook. This means that you’ll be able to connect to the Internet wherever you go – at anytime from anywhere. As an advisor to few Internet start ups including one of the best live chat software for support solutions
I am not sure being connected always would be fun but oh well. And yea, sure, your smartphone or iPad can do this too, but with the Chromebook you have a full keyboard and a 12.1” display.
2. Get Online Fast
As stated above, almost as soon as you turn on the Chromebook, you’re practically online. That’s because it only takes 8-10 seconds for the device to book up and once it does, you’re immediately connected to the Internet. The average netbook takes 2-3 minutes to boot up and most Windows laptops take even longer than that. No one likes waiting for a device to boot up; you just want to press the power button and get to work as soon as you can. You can do that with the Chromebook.
3. Access Your Files Anywhere
Since the Chromebook is a browser-based operating system, it uses a cloud system to store your data, apps, settings, documents, etc. That means that you can access all of this information from wherever you go. For instance, your music is stored in Google Music, your events and to-dos are stored in Google Calendar, and your documents are stored in Google Docs. This means that all you need to do is go to these sites from any device to access your files. This makes it super easy for you to work from practically anywhere; how convenient!
4. Chrome Web Store
The Chromebook is optimized for web use, so all of the web apps that you find in the Chrome Web Store work even better on the Chromebook. You’ll have access to thousands of apps for entertainment, productivity, shopping, social networking, and much more. These apps can greatly enhance your experience with the Chromebook. Plus, with with the power of HTML5, many of the apps keep working even if you happen to get disconnected from the Internet.
5. Longer Battery Life
Compared to an average battery life of 3-4 hours for most netbooks, the Chromebook boasts a whopping 8.5 hour battery life. That accounts for an 8-hour shift at work, plus a ½ lunch break. It’s pretty amazing that you can use the device all day long without having to charge it up.
6. Cut Costs
With barely anything running on your device except Google Chrome, you won’t have to worry about extra maintenance costs. You won’t need extra programs (that could cost you a fortune) like an antivirus, office suite, backup program, or any other software. The Chromebook is very minimal when it comes to hardware and software so you won’t need to worry about upgrades and tedious maintenance routines because it updates itself automatically.
7. For the True Geek in You
Who wouldn’t want a nice shiny new gadget to play with? If you’re a true geek, then you obviously need to buy a Chromebook because real geeks stay ahead
. Whether you’re a blogger who wants to start writing articles about Google’s new netbook or a gadget junkie who just likes to have every type of device that comes out, the Chromebook is for you.
So are you convinced now? If you haven’t already, will you be buying a Chromebook?
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