BEST OF GOOGLE BUILT IN
Chromebooks have Google apps and other web apps built-in for everyday tasks. Traditional computers often require you to buy additional software separately.
What are Chrome apps?
Apps are the programs that you use on a Chromebook to do things like create documents, edit presentations, video conference, and manage photos. Unlike traditional software, apps install in seconds and stay up to date automatically, so you don't need to install updates or patches.
|Creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations
||Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
|Organizing and playing music
||Google Play Music
|Voice and video chat
CLOUD STORAGE BUILT-IN
Chromebooks have a cloud storage service called Google Drive built-in so you can save your work safely in the cloud. Traditional computers often require you to back up your files manually.
Why should I use the cloud?
Cloud storage is safe and secure, and a lot like storing money in a bank - only you can access your data (with the right password), and if you’d like, you can access your data from anywhere in the world, or even other devices like your laptop or phone. All your files are safe even if you lose or damage your device.
Where is my data?
With Google Drive, the cloud storage service built into Chromebooks, your data is stored in Google's highly secure data centers. The Terms of Service make clear that ‘what belongs to you stays yours.’ You own your files and control who you share them with, plain and simple.
Chromebooks are designed from the ground up with security in mind, so you’ll be safe from viruses and malware. Traditional computers often require you to buy and install security software separately.
Chromebooks use the principle of "defense in depth" to provide multiple layers of protection. Every time you boot up, they do a self-check to make sure your system hasn’t been tampered with. Chromebooks also automatically download updates so you always get the the latest security fixes to keep you safe.
When you don't want your website visits or downloads saved in your browsing and download histories, you can browse in incognito mode. For ultimate privacy, choose Guest Mode on the login screen - when you exit your session, all of your browsing information and downloads from the session will be deleted.
Verified boot. System call filtering. Rollback protection. TPM-backed certificates. Security lovers, learn more about the principles behind Chromebook security.
Chromebooks boot up in less than ten seconds and don’t slow down. Traditional computers may take thirty seconds or more, and often slow down over time.
Chromebooks update themselves automatically, for free, so you always get the latest software and security updates. Traditional computers require you to purchase and install updates manually.
Chromebooks have an auto-update mechanism built-in, so you always get the most up to date features and security fixes without thinking about it. You can expect regular updates and system improvements every couple of months.
Keep tabs on what's new
Check out the Chrome Blog, or for the tech details, the Chrome Releases Blog, to learn about the latest and greatest features.
Chromebooks offer features like 3G, free Gogo Inflight passes and offline apps for when you’re disconnected from the web. Traditional computers can use software offline, but just like Chromebooks, you won’t be able to surf the web when you're offline.
3G-enabled Chromebooks allow you to connect on the go, even when there are no local wireless connections. In the US, you get 100 MB of internet per month, for free, from Verizon Wireless. You can also add Chromebooks to your Verizon corporate data plan.
Gogo Inflight Internet
Chromebook comes with 12 free sessions of Gogo Inflight Internet, allowing you to connect on Gogo-enabled flights.
Chromebooks support offline apps, like Google Docs and Gmail, which means you can stay productive during the rare times you are disconnected from the web.