The Chromebook 11 is an affordable laptop for the beginner computer user.
Google has teamed up with Hewlett-Packard to manufacture an affordable laptop called the Google Chromebook 11. Unlike traditional laptops which rely on their Mac or Windows operating systems, the Chromebook’s operating system relies on apps and tools from the internet to perform tasks.
Traditional computer users may be shocked to learn that the Chromebook comes with just 16GB of internal storage, but there is also 100GB of cloud storage with Google (for two years) included. The Chromebook 11 features an 11.6-inch 720-pixel HD screen with a 176-degree viewing angle and weighs just one kilogram. To keep the price down, the frame is made out of plastic instead of metal and the speakers are positioned below the keyboard (which actually works out well).
Unlike other laptops, the Chromebook has access to Google’s tools on the internet, which cuts out the extra expense of purchasing software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. A photo editing package and Quickoffice tools come standard with the laptop.
There has been no announcement of Australian pricing or release dates, but at just $US279, you can expect the price to be around the $400 mark.
The Google Chromebook is a great entry level laptop or upgrade for those looking for a faster machine at an affordable price point.
Find out more at play.google.com.
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