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Everything on Chromebook

No more waiting. No more setup. No more long manuals. Go online right away to share, create, and discover. Simply log in with your Google Account and to have access to all your documents in the cloud directly. Read everything about Chromebook here.

In short

Upsides

  • No problems with viruses
  • Boots quickly
  • Always updates automatically
  • 100GB free storage in Google Drive
  • Long battery life
  • Automatically backs up your files in Google Drive
  • Relatively cheap

Downsides

  • Not suitable for demanding tasks
  • No Windows or macOS operating system
  • Little storage space
  • No programs outside the Chrome Web Store

Getting started with Chrome OS

Chrome OS home screen on Chromebook.

A Chromebook revolves around Chrome OS. Because it doesn't have to boot an operating system when you turn it on, it only takes a few seconds for your Chromebook to get ready for use. The only thing you need to use Chrome is a Google account.

Well-known Google apps like Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Docs, and Hangouts are pre-installed. In addition, you can personalize your Chromebook with thousands of other apps from the Chrome Web Store.

No worries about viruses and updates

Chromebook that is up-to-date and resistant to viruses.

Chromebook models have multiple security layers to protect you from viruses and malware. Google Drive creates a secure online backup of all your files, so you'll never lose them, even if your Chromebook accidentally falls into the water.

Thanks to the automatic updates on Chromebook models, security and software upgrades are automatically downloaded. You won't have to lift a finger, so you won't have to waste hours installing patches.

Working in the Cloud

Maps, Drive, Gmail, and Hangouts icons.

A Chromebook is made to work in the cloud. A Chromebook doesn't have a lot of storage space to store files, because you do this in Google Drive. The advantage of Google Drive is that you won't lose your work as fast. All your edits in a Drive file are saved right away. You can open your Google Drive files on any other device with an internet connection. When you purchase a Chromebook, you get 100GB Drive storage for free. Read more about this.

Frequently asked questions

Can I also work offline with my Chromebook? *Yes, you can. A Chromebook is primarily intended to get started online, but some apps work without an internet connection. Gmail also works offline. Write an email, and Gmail will send it as soon as you are back online. You can also continue editing document you already had open. You can also open files on the hard drive. *

Can I also print using my Chromebook? Of course. You can use Google Cloud Print, where you wirelessly send you files to the printer. Doesn't your printer have an internet connection? You can connect your printer to the Chromebook via USB. Depending on the connectors of your Chromebook, you might need an adapter.

Can I use Word and Excel on my Chromebook? *If you want to use Office programs, you can. If you have an Office 365 subscription, you can work with Microsoft Word and Excel on a Chromebook. In addition, the Microsoft Office app for Android is available for Chromebook models that have Google Play Store support. If your Chromebook supports this, we've listed it on the product page. You can also open, edit, and save .doc files via Google Docs. *

Can I use Windows on my Chromebook? *No, that's not possible. A Chromebook doesn't have an operating system. Windows or macOS can't be installed on a Chromebook. *

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