Does Replacing Your Personal Computer With Chromebook Worth It?

A Chromebook, in simple words, can be described as your personal computer that runs on the power of the internet. It is the latest new gadget released by Google. The new Chromebook released by Samsung is said to be unstoppable; they are faster than ever and lighter to carry around making it an ideal for many individuals around the globe.


The new Chromebook offers a Linux-based desktop. The operating system is an easy-to-use and since the new chrome internet browser has gained much popularity, therefore using the new Chromebook will be a piece of cake. It is not a hidden fact that the hardware of the Chromebook is not something to boast about. The device uses an Intel Celeron_867 Processor that runs at 1.3GHz, along with a 4GB RAM and a 16GB SSD. As far as the display of the Chromebook is concerned, it has a 12.1 inch display and comes with a resolution of 1280×800. It also has a 1 megapixel camera and dual speakers at the bottom.


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Moving on to the ports present in the Chromebook, these include a 550GB Ethernet port, a USB port a headphones/Mic jack and a display port on the left hand side of the Chromebook. It has a 4 in 1 card slot and Kensington lock located on the right hand side, whereas on the rear part of the Chromebook there is a sim card slot for Wi-Fi access. Another model, which supports 3G, is also available. Chromebook is termed as the fastest booting system ever seen. It has its downsides, but it definitely ranks high when it comes to speed and light weight. Practically, it takes about seven second to start up.

Operating System:

The highlight of the Chromebook is the Chrome OS. It uses Ubuntu Linux as a foundation for the web browser. The browser itself did amazing when put through the Future Mark’s Peacekeeper Web browser test suite; it is known to have a score of 1,888. It is better than Firefox 15 and IE 9. We live in the 21st century where each and everything we do is done over the internet. This is exactly the case with the Chromebook. It is at its peak when connected to the internet, which in today’s world is almost all the time. In comparison to a Chromebook, a PC is not even the same ballpark. No matter how upgraded your PC is, it can never be portable. It can work and have the best web browser but it can never achieve the speed that a Chromebook has to offer. You can upgrade your PC but the days of PC are almost gone. It is the 21st century and it is the world of laptops and Mac Books and it is the world of Chromebooks.

Final Words:

For a Chromebook, you really never need to do maintenance; it does not need antivirus software to clean up the programs, you have uninstalled; it performs it all by itself. It needs a little upgradation, but when compared to a PC it is definitely a better choice.

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