A Chromebook is a mobile device designed specifically for people who live on the web. With a comfortable full-sized keyboard, large display and clickable trackpad, all-day battery life, light weight, and built-in ability to connect to Wi-Fi and mobile broadband networks, Chromebooks are ideal for anytime, anywhere access to the web. They provide a faster, safer, more secure online experience for people who live on the web, without all the time-consuming, often confusing, high level of maintenance required by typical computers.
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What about Chome OS?
Chrome OS is an open source operating system for people who spend most of their time on the web. It is built around the core tenets of speed, simplicity and security.
Do Chromebooks run other software and programs?
Chromebooks run millions of web-based applications, or web apps, that open right in the browser. You can access web apps by typing their URL into the address bar, or by installing them instantly from the Chrome Web Store.
Will Chromebooks be able to run software/programs from my existing Pc or Mac?
Chromebooks do not run traditional PC software. They do run millions of web apps that provide the functionality of many of the programs you use today. For example, Google Docs lets you do word processing, spreadsheets and presentations online. Web apps offer several advantages: they install instantly, update themselves automatically and let you access your files from anywhere. You can find many amazing web apps in the Chrome Web Store.
In the near future, you’ll also be able to run traditional software remotely on our Chrome notebook. Companies like Citrix are developing solutions that will be available in the Web Store, and we are developing a free service called Chromoting that will enable Chrome notebook users to remotely access their existing PCs and Macs.
Can i plug my USB, SD Card or MP3 player in a Chromebook?
Your Chromebook can connect to the following types of devices:
- USB storage, mice, and keyboards
- SIM cards
- SD cards
- External monitors and projectors
- Headsets, earsets, microphones
What about my printer?
No cables or printer drivers needed! Your Chromebook uses the Google Cloud Print service to print. Google Cloud Print can print to either a cloud ready printer, such as the ePrint line from HP, or a classic printer connected to a Windows or Mac proxy computer. Learn how to connect your printer to Google Cloud Print.