Top 10 Reasons to Buy Google ChromeBooks

By Posted 2011 Updated   ComputersGoogleGuest Posts

Why should you buy a Google ChromeBook? Many people were excited when Google announced the first ever Chromebook which is built using open source operating system. Chrome OS will be available for purchase starting 15th June  2011 in the US, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Italy. People in the US can buy Chromebooks from Amazon.com or BestBuy. These Chromebooks are made by Samsung and Acer that run on Google’s own operating system called Google Chrome OS.

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Common Specifications & Retail Price of Chromebooks:

Manufacturer Operating System Processor RAM Screen Size Weight Hard drive Retail price (Amazon.com)
Samsung Chrome OS 1.66 GHz dual-core Intel Atom N570 2GB 12.1 Inch 1.5KG 16 GB $429.99 (WiFi), $499.99 (3G)
Acer Chrome OS 1.66 GHz dual-core Intel Atom N570 2GB 11.6 inch 1.4KG 16GB $379.99 (WiFi), $449.99 (3G)

Google Chromebooks are specifically built and optimized for better web experience. Now let’s check out the 10 reasons why you should own a Google Chromebook:

  1. Perfect for People Who Can’t Live without Internet – Chromebook is specifically designed to cater for people who want to get connected online instantly at anytime and anywhere. If you are a frequent do-er of web browsing, email checking, handling banking transactions, online gaming or even Facebooking or Twittering; no doubt you will find Chromebook a must have!
  2. Immediate Access to Internet and Always Get Connected – Chromebook is designed to enhance user’s online experience. Imagine how convenient it is that it can boot in 8 seconds during startup (something a normal desktop cannot do) and immediate access to the Internet faster and safer with the built-in Wi-Fi or 3G connection. That means once the Chromebook boots up, you’re online !
  3. Access to work files anywhere and more secure – By entering username and password for Google account (for example: Gmail), you can access Chromebook anywhere via built-in Wi-Fi and mobile broadband networks (3G). Chromebook is a browser-based OS where Chrome browser is the core component and no other programs or applications installed on its hard disk. Therefore, even if your Chromebook was stolen or lost, all your data, apps, settings and documents would still be secured in the cloud. Just regain access to your work files instantly with any other Chromebook.
  4. Share-friendly with friends and family – No worries about your private data be accessed by other people because it’s safely stored in the cloud and no data will be stored in the hard disk. Therefore, you can allow your friends or family members to login to their own Chromebook apps or use Guest mode to browse privately. Sharing is caring!
  5. Access millions of web apps from Chrome Web Store – Since Chromebooks are optimized for web, you can easily add web applications from Chrome Web Store to enhance your working productivity. All these web apps can be installed instantly and updated automatically by themselves.
  6. Longer battery life – One of the key features of Chromebook is its all-day battery life. Why need to bring a power cord everywhere as Chromebook offers you a long 8.5 hours superb battery life compared to normal netbook which normally provides 3-4 hours of battery life.
  7. Always stay up-to-date – Most PC and laptop users have been annoyed by Windows updates and security patches. Most of the updates require you to restart the computer for the changes to take effect and it’s a waste of time if the updates are happening too often. Chromebook users do not have to worry about the updates due to its auto-updating feature that ensures you with latest version of OS. No annoying updates heading your way!
  8. Bigger storage for your documents – How exciting that you will have enough space to store all your documents, music, videos or pictures and can be accessed anywhere and anytime with a Chromebook! Yes, all the files are stored in the cloud now. For example, you can upload all favourite songs and enjoy streaming via Google Music (currently only available in the United States), store any word-processing documents and edit them in Google Docs. Youtube is the perfect place for you to upload video files where you can choose to share or block them to be accessed by other people. In the future, YouTube will be offering on-demand movie services that let you enjoy movies with just a click away. All these are possible with Chromebook!
  9. Lower Cost & easy management – Chromebook can save you PC maintenance costs because it has minimal data stored in so you won’t be needing any extra purchase of Antivirus and backup software. In addition, you have no worries about hardware upgrades because all of your work can be done by Chrome browser and web apps. Therefore, admin can easily configure Chromebooks and manage all user accounts centrally through the web.
  10. Chromebook is a Google product – Google is constantly updating its Operating system and web applications from time to time. You can be sure that big brand like Google will always provide a secure and better improvement to Chrome OS users.

Chromebook provides a simple solution to Internet users who heavily rely on speed, security and simplicity. The long lasting battery life and instant-get-on feature will ensure you a satisfying and enjoyable online experience like never before. So, are you ready to own a Chromebook?

Guest author Lee is the owner of Money4Invest.com, a website about tech news and internet tips.

This is a guest article and represents opinions of the guest author

11 comments on “Top 10 Reasons to Buy Google ChromeBooks

  1. Eleazar says:

    I’m planning to buy a laptop and thinking of buying an Acer i5, Toshiba or Samsung. This Chromebook may fit my needs and specifications I’m looking at. I will consider this when it’s time to buy, maybe at the end of this month. By the way, when will it be available in the Philippines.

    • Lee | Money4Invest says:

      Hi Eleazar, there’s no specific date mentioned by Google when Chromebooks will arrive in the Philippines but it will be available first in the US, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Italy and then other countries over the next few months. Stay tuned!

  2. James says:

    I’m thinking to buy a Chromebook after reading this article. It seems promising and makes my life easier. Thanks.

    • Lee | Money4Invest says:

      Hi James, glad to know that you are planning to buy it. Don’t forget to share your Chromebooks experience with us later. :)

  3. Sahl @HumorTechBlog says:

    Good to see someone writing Good about the chrome book , i have been hearing bad things about it lately.

    Most of the top experts are not recommending it.

    • Lee | Money4Invest says:

      @Sahl: Thanks for your comment. Yup! I heard lots of experts commented badly on Chromebooks. However, I still have faith on Google and its Chrome browser.

  4. Ade Fr says:

    There are 10 reasons that make people must have a Google ChromeBooks. And I was one of them. I think in the digital age it is today that such a requirement must be met.

  5. Lee | Money4Invest says:

    @Ade: Glad to hear that you are one of Chromebook’s supporter. Hoping that Google Chromebooks will enhance more great features in the future.

  6. Aika Belga says:

    I really like to buy a google chromebook, however based on what I’ve known, this is just merely for internet savvy, how about web designers???? I was informed that you can’t install photoshops and dreamweavers on this one. Any stand on this???

    • Lee | Money4Invest says:

      @Aika: I’m sorry to tell you that Chromebook is really for Internet savvy only. You can’t install Photoshop or dreamweaver software on it.

  7. Quincy Darnell says:

    One small note- the Acer’s prices changed again ($349.99/$429.99). Good list though… nice to see something positive about the CBs.

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