Everything You Need To Know About Switching To A Chromebook

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Like any device, Chromebooks have their advantages and their disadvantages. Here’s why Chromebooks are appealing:

  • Inexpensive: Chromebooks are cheaper than comparable Windows laptops, with several models available at $199. This is dramatically cheaper than a Mac, too — you could get four Chromebooks for less than the price of a single MacBook Air.
  • Immune to Windows Malware: Like Macs, Chromebooks are immune to Windows malware. You won’t have to worry about running an antivirus or getting infected.
  • Simple: If you’re someone who just uses a web browser on your computer all of the time, Windows and even Mac desktops have a lot of unnecessary complexity and baggage. Chromebooks are optimized for using a browser and are just simpler if that’s all you need.
  • Very Low Maintenance: A Chromebook automatically updates itself and your installed apps in the background, just like Chrome does. You won’t have to worry about doing any system maintenance or keeping your installed programs updated.
  • Fast: Chromebooks boot up and resume from sleep very quickly, although new Windows 8 devices have arguably caught up.

Im Jahr 2012 wurden weltweit etwa 200.000 Einheiten verkauft. Weder Google noch Hersteller wie Acer, HP oder Samsung können damit zufrieden sein. Dennoch setzt Microsoft derzeit alle Hebel in Bewegung, um potentiellen Kunden Chromebooks madig zu machen. Der Grund ist klar: Die Redmonder befürchten, dass die preisgünstigen Chromebooks das eh zäh laufende Surface-Geschäft torpedieren könnte.