If you’re like most people, a lot of your online life is transacted with Google: Gmail, Google Maps, Google Music, Google Drive…the list goes on and on. You probably use Google software, like Chrome or Android.
So, why not go whole-hog and get a Google computer? Yep, you can now get a Google desktop, and depending on your needs, it might make sense.
This is just your typical computer with Google’s logo: the Chromebox is a small home computer running Google’s Chrome OS.
Chrome OS is a “cloud” computer operating system: pretty much everything on it, including software, is stored on servers, so, for example, if you needed to type up a document, you’d open Google Docs and save it to the cloud there. You need to be connected to the Internet to do things…but these days, who isn’t?
Obviously, there are disadvantages here, like the fact that you need a constant and persistent wireless connection, or to plug this into the wall. It’s also not a high-speed beast, since cloud apps don’t need as much processing power.
On the flipside, it literally boots in ten seconds and you don’t have to migrate your hard drive, and it has USB ports to expand its storage. So if you need a new, unobtrusive desktop, this might be the computer for you.
I want more like this!
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