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Chromebook …what is this?

Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Tech Tips

Many people have heard of a device called the Chromebook and are not sure what exactly this is.   Is it a laptop or notebook or something else?  The Chromebook is an Internet-dependent laptop meaning there’s very little you can do  without Internet access.  It’s basically a browser operating system using the chrome browser instead of internet explorer or firefox.  Everything  is composed of Web apps (email, photos, documents), or apps that run while you’re connected to a network.  I’d compare the Chromebook to tablet or ipad using it for internet browsing and email.   For more detailed information on the Chromebook: