Google’s chromebook is continuing a recent trend, picking up market share against Apple and wiping out the world’s largest company (Apple) during back-to-school shopping season. Recent studies have revealed that Google’s lean chromebook PCs are gaining in popularity at the expense of Macs.
Apple had a difficult back-to-school season with their PC sales. Both International Data Corp. and Gartner Inc. reported huge 13% drops for Mac sales in the very important back-to-school quarter, but Google’s low-price Chromebooks on the other hand sold exceptionally well.
In this article we take a closer look at the Chromebook and some of it’s features that are making it so popular both at home and in the classroom. The chromebook has become popular in the educational world partly because it has basic computer needs such as word processing and internet browsing, and it comes at quite a low price. Apple’s Mac comes at a much higher ticket price and offers a PC which can perform high intensity tasks that ultimately may only matter to professional business-people as opposed to everyday students.
Chromebooks are manufactured by all the top PC companies except for Apple of course. These include Lenovo, Hewlett Packard, Dell and others. Chromebooks are quite easy to understand and use, and they come with built-in virus protection, as well as batteries with a long life which don’t die out quickly, so you can feel like you can leave your charger at home without worrying that your PC is going to die out later that day.
They are also automatically kept up to date by Google, so you wind up with a PC that always has the latest and best virus protection on it, as well as the latest features. They also boot up quickly and are ready to roll, just flip it open and you are in business.
Chromebooks also will stay sync’d with whatever Android smartphone or tablet that you are currently using. They stay sync’d with your Google account so whatever you need is always available and you can pick right up where you finished. It’s also very easy to switch between accounts of your family and friends, which allows you to share your Chromebook with others without giving them access to your data.
Chromebooks allow you to store all of your critical data in the Cloud, such as Gmail, Maps and Docs, as well as all of your important pictures. This is great in case you damage, drop or destroy your chromebook, as all of your data can be retrieved from the Cloud.
Another red hot tablet for kids these days is the All-New Amazon Fire Tablet