You don’t see too many Chromebooks in Spain and Europe, but this is something that Google wants to fix: The company has announced a renewed offering of models that will be available in more weeks from more distributors.
The idea is to promote the use of equipment that has acquired advantages, almost always maintaining an affordable price profile. Chrome OS is a very interesting alternative for various scenarios such as education, although the offering does not yet include some of the more striking models with an operating system that has not been much talked about lately.
Chrome OS is still a valid bet
When Google launched Chrome OS, it did so with a singular idea: that of center the whole experience in the Chrome browser. Most of the time we spend in front of the computer is spent in a browser with which we connect to web services and applications.
Mountain View took advantage of this reality to launch an easy to use and share platform that stood out for its quick start, your background updates or security concept, inherited from this sandboxing which had already given very good results in Chrome. Even Microsoft adapted it a few months ago to take advantage of this concept of process isolation.
Over the past few years we have seen noticeable improvements such as support for Android apps and Google Play Store or access to a linux terminal which can be useful to developers.
Updates are frequent, although there are usually no great revolutions and yes improvements that gradually refine what was already there, an approach that benefits in addition to background updates that are transparent to the user and “do not disturb”.
What Google officials wanted to emphasize when announcing this new initiative is that Chromebook’s ability to work both online and offline: Chrome OS allows you to use various applications (such as office automation) when approaching traditional Windows 10 or macOS computers: not working connected is perfectly possible, although the approach of Chromebooks is certainly to take advantage of these web services and Android and apps.
A renewed but incomplete material offer
The material offer is being renewed, but does it much more timidly of what’s going on with Windows 10 laptops. Google itself hasn’t updated its famous high-end Pixelbook in years, machines that have gone above and beyond to compete with more powerful laptops.
The witness was taken away this year by Samsung with a truly remarkable Galaxy Chromebook. In recent days, we’ve seen Lenovo launch its Chromebook Duet in the US with a modest and impressive “Surface Pro” form factor and a price of $ 279 that included the keyboard. Google launched a mid-range model, the Pixelbook Go, in October 2019. None of these particularly notable models will be available at this time. in our country.
Despite this, Google will renew the offer of Chromebooks available in different formats: from pure laptops to convertibles, in an offer that covers screen diagonals ranging from 11 to 15.6 inches and with prices from 299 euros.
These new computers, Google noted, often incorporate more memory, Intel Core processors and more storage capacity, a traditional demand from users despite the fact that these devices are used much more online than offline.
These days, teams will reach out to more distributors than ever before so users can find them easily, although not everyone in the photo is doing it at the same time: will gradually arrive on the market and they will be available in their entirety in the coming weeks.
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