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Chromebooks: we tell you what they are and if it is convenient for you to acquire one

“Laptop”, “computer”, “tablet”, “Windows”, “macOS”, are well-known words. But do you know a “ chromebook ”? It is time to integrate this new term into the vocabulary of devices.

Chromebooks can be tablets or computers, but what sets them apart from the rest is that they’re designed to run the Chrome operating system — and no, Chrome isn’t just Google’s browser.

Basically, it is a device with all Google apps integrated. Everything is stored in the cloud, which makes it work more smoothly, quickly, efficiently and easily.

For example, with a Chromebook, instead of Word you’ll have Google Docs; instead of Excel, Spread Sheets; instead of Power Point, Google Slides. And everything you do on your device in Google apps – regardless of whether it’s Android or iOS – will automatically update on your laptop or tablet.

For which users are Chromebooks recommended?

Jonathan Tornell, product manager for Asus Mexico, explained that as a result of the pandemic, users are looking for more “mobile” devices. That is, both the hardware is easier to move from place to place – for example, from one room to another, from an office to home – and that handling multiple platforms is easier.

“Chromebooks have a lot of potential in the market of Mexico and other Latin American countries, since they have the necessary performance to satisfy different profiles of computer users, in various areas of use such as educational, professional and corporate,” said Hugo. Simg, Director of Business Development for MediaTek in Latin America.

The primary audience for Chromebooks isn’t designers, gamers, or people who need to create heavy projects. Rather, they become a solution for the educational, home and business sectors due to the whole range of apps they can use.

Price of a Chromebook

It depends a lot on the brand and the hardware, but they are generally not expensive and are a great alternative to traditional laptops. For example, the laptop costs $3,099 pesos; a 128 GB, with keyboard and pen included, $8,819; , $2,299.

Turn your old device into a Chromebook

If you have an old laptop sitting in your drawer and you thought it was useless, the good news is that you can turn it into a Chromebook. All you have to do is , or Chromium.

All you need is a laptop with a 64-bit processor, a minimum of 2GB of RAM, and a USB drive with at least 8GB of RAM to perform the installation.

Why should you do it? not only because you reuse the device, but it is also a free alternative and, in addition, it will make your laptop faster.

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