The Google Chrome line of computers offers a bring-everywhere, work-everywhere PC that suits your on-the-go lifestyle. Powered by Google’s Chrome OS, Chrome devices pack power and mobility in one lightweight design. Google Chromebook streamlines portable computing to let you do more with less. It has a full-size keyboard, up to 6 hours of battery life, and Internet connectivity via Wi-Fi and optional 3G. Google Chromebox, on the other hand, offers a compact desktop without the bloat of traditional computers. Both come built-in with cloud computing technologies and full compatibility with other devices, accessories, and peripherals.
The Chromebook is the new laptop from Samsung that is powered by Google’s Chrome OS. It offers fast and easy to use mobile computing that lets you do more with less. It boots up in seconds, comes built-in with popular Google apps, and backs up your files securely in the cloud. And, with connectivity via Wi-Fi and the optional 3G, the Chromebook allows you to get connected wherever, whenever.
Google Chrome OS
Available in Dual-Core Intel Celeron 867 (1.3 GHz) and Intel Atom N570 (1.66 GHz)
Up to 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
12.1" LED backlight
1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
Intel HD Graphics/Intel GMA 3150
4-cell/6-cell lithium polymer
DisplayPort/VGA, headphone/microphone combo jack, 2 x USB 2.0
Keyboard, buttonless touchpad with multi-gesture support
The Chromebox is the desktop flavor of Google Chromebooks. It packs power and style in a slim form factor. With processor technology of up to Intel Core iSeries, the Google Chromebox handles everyday computing task easily. And, because it is powered by Google Chrome OS, there is no software that you need to install, no updates that you need to wait for. The Chromebox updates automatically so you can expect it to be always up to date and up to specs.
Google Chrome OS
Available in Dual-Core Intel Celeron B840 and Intel i5
Up to 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
Integrated Intel HD Graphics
1 x LAN, 6 x USB 2.0, 1 x headset / headphones / microphone, 1 x DVI-D output, 2 x DisplayPort
Q: How is it possible that Chromebook can boot up in less than 10 seconds?
A: Both the Chromebook and the Chromebox are powered by Google’s Chrome OS. They are built with just everything you need to do everyday computing tasks faster and easier. Chrome OS comes without the software bloat and legacy issues of traditional operating systems. There is no software that you need to manually download and install. It updates automatically over the Internet. It’s always up-to-date to make sure your Chrome device is protected and will not slow down over time.
Q: What is difference between Google Nexus 7 & Chromebook beyond tablet and PC shape?
A: The main difference is the Operating System. Google Nexus 7 runs on Android Operating System, which is designed for multi-touch screen capability and has its sets of applications. The Chrome OS is a web-based laptop/desktop Operating System. If you are always connected to the Net and would like to take advantage of Google’s services, the Chrome OS is best for you. There are also applications on Chrome OS which you can work on even if you are not connected to the Net. You can then sync these applications and services once you are able to connect.
Q: Can I run Google Playstore Apps, Apple Apps or both on Chromebooks?
A: Google Playstore is for Android Operating System (devices), while iTunes App Store are for Apple iOS devices. Chrome OS (Chromebooks) has its own Web Store where you can download and purchase applications.
Q: What does Google provide in terms of work productivity tools?
A: There are built-in applications from Google that you can use as comparable to commonly used programs and applications. Each Chrome device comes pre-installed with popular Google Apps such as Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Scratchpad, among other applications, that do things Office Suite and iWork do. Plus, there are thousands more apps available in the Web Store for your school, work, and everyday computing needs.
Q: Can teachers and school administrators remotely control content allowed on Chromebooks?
A: Google Chrome Apps such as Remote Desktop and Citrix Receiver allow qualified individuals to securely access content and software installed on any Chromebook and Chromebox within your network. Also, a Web-based management console provides admins a centralized interface to configure, track, and manage each Chrome devices in your domain.
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