Chromebook vs Laptop: How They're Different, How to Choose

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We’ve encountered a good many folks trying to decide whether to buy, as they say it, a “Chromebook or a laptop.” Therein lies a bit of confusion. Our laptop expert Kimber Streams breaks down what makes a Chromebook a Chromebook, how they compare to similarly priced Windows laptops, and who will be served well by these puzzling machines.
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  • Wirecutter

    Wirecutter

    6 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    If you have any questions about Chromebooks, let us know below!

    • Gaming With Tristan Troxell

      Gaming With Tristan Troxell

      16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @Tarvinder Singh umm bro please use proper English if your going to type. and tbh no you did not ask but i am someone to tell you that because when i was just 7 i reprogramed my first computer and long before that i was tearing things apart and putting them back together to learn how they worked. As one of few people that hated chrome os so much that they replaced it with windows 10. and ik it was wrong to call you out like that but, chrome os is the fastest growing os in history and yet people dont realize that it tracks their every move. so as an actual admin at a school i do have a position to say that admins usually aren't using mac os as it is a very low popularity os but linux based operating systems are more common and its usually being used and the consumer doesn't really know it

    • Tarvinder Singh

      Tarvinder Singh

      17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Well I didnt asked u ur judgement on my skills and u r no one to tell me that. Keep it to urself if u didn't got what I said

    • Gaming With Tristan Troxell

      Gaming With Tristan Troxell

      17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @Tarvinder Singh your not a very high skilled admin then. chrome os is a version of web based Linux with and android underlayer for apps. main browser is chrome due to it being "chrome" os and is more popular than mac os and is growing in popularity due to schools needing it for education purposes

    • Tarvinder Singh

      Tarvinder Singh

      17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      I know windows linux mac as I am an admin but I am here to know about chromebooks

    • Guillermo Power

      Guillermo Power

      22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @Gaming With Tristan Troxell that's true if you buy a budget AMD based model with 4GB of RAM. But if you get a Core i5 or i7 Chromebook with 8GB or more the performance is just fine. Nobody planning to use Croatini with it should get a super budget model.

  • Ruben Alberto Sosa

    Ruben Alberto Sosa

    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    or... i could put linux on a windows laptop and now it's better than anything lol

  • Ender Kiambu

    Ender Kiambu

    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You high af

  • Daima Zed

    Daima Zed

    8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Is a Lenovo chrome book good for editing drawings on photoshop??

  • karla lymburner

    karla lymburner

    8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Hellovi have a Samsung phone is it compatible with my phone also can I have crave tv ctv? I live in Canada so I see tv on my Samsung tablet can I do that on a chrome laptop?..

  • El Dimos Karam

    El Dimos Karam

    9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    the thing is, the greek goverment released a subsidy for students that is for laptops and tablets, so i hope the greek goverment recognises this as a laptop

  • palioxaraktiras Mr.

    palioxaraktiras Mr.

    9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You speak too fast for the sound quality you provide.

  • G B

    G B

    10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Been using a Chromebook for the past 3 years and I'm sick of it. Going out tomorrow buy a regular laptop with Windows 10. HATE THESE STUPID CHROMEBOOKS.....

  • David Erickson

    David Erickson

    11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Is NFC coming to Chrome OS!? Crypto investors want to know.

  • Mai Nezuko VangPianist

    Mai Nezuko VangPianist

    12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I hate chromebook. made for kids and teens.
    me I personally prefer a real laptop notebook as college student.

  • M

    M

    12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I love the concept of a Chromebook but I find them too slow, laggy and clunky even for my basic needs like surfing the net, writing on google docs, watching movies and shows. I think they really under-estimate just how much RAM the Chrome browser uses (4GB of RAM is simply not enough.) Plus, with the higher models costing around a $1000, one might as well just buy a MacBook Air.

  • maddetox

    maddetox

    15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Macbook pro all the way.

  • Pelle Svedén

    Pelle Svedén

    16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I know no one will pay attention to my question as the video is six months old but still ....
    Is it possible to use advanced image, video and music editing online and save everything in the cloud instead of the programs you download to a hard drive?
    I do not get a real answer ... at least something I understand.
    Do you understand my question?

  • bossmane shit

    bossmane shit

    16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Out of the millions of videos about the difference this video actually tells you the difference

  • Andres M

    Andres M

    16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I just acquired a MacBook and it was definitely mostly an upgrade from my Acer chromebook but I will say that the chromebook far exceeds when it comes to basic things like loading large documents and playing multiple videos at the same time which my macbook sometimes struggles to do. As a student I think I prefer a chromebook to get the job done, I highly recommend

  • Burned Noodle

    Burned Noodle

    16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    bwahaha ubuntu

  • Blessed Empress

    Blessed Empress

    16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    chromebook is causing me depression. until i buy a windows i will be depressed. its the stupidest device i have ever owned. i dont wish it on my enemy

    • Mai Nezuko VangPianist

      Mai Nezuko VangPianist

      11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      real laptop is better then chromebook. but to sure you that only some

  • Pure Content

    Pure Content

    18 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Some people choose Xiaomi

  • •Emma•

    •Emma•

    19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I Have A Question what laptops/computers do you think are good for gaming(My budget is 400-500)

    • •Emma•

      •Emma•

      7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Thanks!!

    • ofhl

      ofhl

      7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      right now you won't be getting any good deals. laptops are just even more overpriced prebuilts and a nvidia gtx 1660 (considered bugdet or midrange option) is $600 alone right now. You could wait until the prices drop but it will still be hard to get a 500 dollar build.

  • Tatisha 4K

    Tatisha 4K

    21 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    can i work on amazon and order something? is chromebook capable of it ? also can i plug usb amd transfer musics and files from chromebook to my smartphone?

  • VeryEpiclol123

    VeryEpiclol123

    21 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    hey can you play minecraft on chromebook

  • Swimbait1

    Swimbait1

    21 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Great info but she never talked about the MacBook

  • Fuku Oka

    Fuku Oka

    22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    learn it from YOU ! ❤👍

  • Muhammad Rafif

    Muhammad Rafif

    23 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Why chromebook dosent have a built-in system taskmanager? Thats crucial for monitoring an unwanted cryptojacking activity...?

  • Vision in Cohesion

    Vision in Cohesion

    23 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    So helpful! Especially when so many sales person persuade you away from chromebook just for your spending more money.
    One salesperson said I had to pay for office license every year which is not true - I can easily use google doc instead. Another said I had to learn a new OS. What was he thinking?!
    I bought a $229 chromebook and immediately realized that most people don't need Windows and it's disadvantages, let alone the price. Chrome is a new thinking suitable to today's computer needs.

    • bossmane shit

      bossmane shit

      16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @Fearless youtube? get your sources from PAposts? kid you're joking right

    • Fearless

      Fearless

      18 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      don't trust sales people, get your source from youtube first

  • sconniry

    sconniry

    23 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Hello! The WA public disclosure commission gives the option to use a software program called ORCA for filing a political campaign. Can that software program be uploaded to a Chromebook?

  • C- Power

    C- Power

    23 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I use my HP Windows only for taxes. Everything else, it's my chromebook.

  • Alpzepta

    Alpzepta

    24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chromebook is literally a next gen netbook

  • J. Trade Forex, Inc.

    J. Trade Forex, Inc.

    24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Great video. I watched about ten before seeing yours. Thanks. I'm a Lil more educated on these chrombooks.

  • FakeUser NameTwo

    FakeUser NameTwo

    24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chromebook is like getting an iPhone, you're limiting your freedom of getting these freeware because you're bounded by the Google play store.

    • Alan

      Alan

      20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @FakeUser NameTwo Chromebooks are Android based what do you mean no

    • FakeUser NameTwo

      FakeUser NameTwo

      20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @Alan no

    • Alan

      Alan

      20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Correction *Android phone

  • Yasir Hashmi

    Yasir Hashmi

    27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Can we install ms office on chrome books??

  • Matt Banco

    Matt Banco

    28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I’ll save everyone time don’t buy a chrome book they are the shittiest laptop I have ever used in my life and I’m sure plenty of others can attest to that. They’re slow, they lose Internet connection all the time, The break easier than an iPad and they are like really cheaply made. I dropped my from a height of like 4 feet on to a carpet surface and the screen still broke off the rest of the computer

  • Karen Creighton

    Karen Creighton

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    can you add a printer to the chromebook like you can a laptop

  • Azza 179

    Azza 179

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Laptop with SSD job done

  • Watermelon Fruity

    Watermelon Fruity

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    ugh my school uses chromebooks what the hell is wrong with mac

  • Anshuman Tadavi

    Anshuman Tadavi

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    It's Linux and Android that I feel reduce the gap of applications on chromebook.

  • James Filerman

    James Filerman

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    tallks too fast

  • National Socialist

    National Socialist

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    So for even $500 plus either device is just about workable, what nonessense.

  • ThiccFrocc

    ThiccFrocc

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    My phone with snapdragon 730 is faster then every chromebook out there!

    • Mai Nezuko VangPianist

      Mai Nezuko VangPianist

      11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      I hate chromebook they not fast but they do get there fast.

    • WaterishDog

      WaterishDog

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      My flip phone is faster then them 🤡

  • Ahilan Hatti

    Ahilan Hatti

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Wow you really know your stuff. Just so you know, you can install Windows 10 and Linux on a chrombook. I'm just not sure if you can do it with all chrombooks.

  • Mark Tomeh

    Mark Tomeh

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chromebooks are way more than just browsers now.

  • Charlotte Davis

    Charlotte Davis

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I love my Chrome Book!

  • the darling stars

    the darling stars

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    A $500 laptop is considered CHEAP? I've never even used a laptop more than $330 because in my house I was taught that more than $250 is expensive...

  • Man Comic

    Man Comic

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You know you could have just summarized all this into one word or two and that is the Chromebook sucks! It they should not even bother with making them!

    • Man Comic

      Man Comic

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @Sharma Vivek schools use anything and everything that wont burn there pockets!

  • MegaManNeoX

    MegaManNeoX

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Sooo, it's android?🤔

  • sp lina

    sp lina

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    How are the chromebooks for streaming? I mostly browse, watch youtube, upload pics, store screenshots, simple zoom meets and stream video.

    • water

      water

      28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @sp lina Oh, if you meant streaming video then it's slightly different. Just hope you have a good internet connection and the servers are close enough to you.

    • sp lina

      sp lina

      28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @water Awesome! Thank you for the response, I'll look into your suggestions. By streaming, I only meant free TV via their stations's apps, currently horribly sluggish on my old tablet. As well plenty of live stream viewing from YT but I find that works well. Had a windows laptop, but is in the shop forever waiting on parts....

    • water

      water

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Depends on what you actually want to stream, your chromebook specs and your internet. I'll just assume you wanna steam Chrome. If you only have 4GB of RAM I would say that your stream would likely be pretty crappy. 8GB+ of RAM should be ok, and you can just check how fast your own internet is. I would have to say 30Mbps+ would be ok. You could also use ethernet if you want a faster connection.

  • EhItsParker

    EhItsParker

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I would love to get a chromebook if it had better gaming options because I love the design

  • ShadowOfNexxus

    ShadowOfNexxus

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I sold a Chromebook once but I told the people that bought it was a windows laptop.

    • Mai Nezuko VangPianist

      Mai Nezuko VangPianist

      11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      scammer

  • Driftin’

    Driftin’

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    TALKS TO FAST

    • sp lina

      sp lina

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      SET YOUR VID SPEED LOWER ; )

  • bardavidi

    bardavidi

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    That was not very convincing..........The assumption is that they did not pay you very well............Selah

  • Koreygotdrip TTv

    Koreygotdrip TTv

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    What was the point of doing this and you only get 5 min Not to be mean This was very helpful. But Dang who gonna pay 12 dollars 🤔🤔😇😇😇

    • Koreygotdrip TTv

      Koreygotdrip TTv

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Common be Honest who mom is gonna pay 12 dollars

  • ZADO

    ZADO

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    pouca memoria 16GB of internal memory se tivesse com 1000 gigas como outro notebook ai sim vendia igual agua

  • Scottscage

    Scottscage

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    What do you think about the HP Chromebook 11 x360?

  • Armando Urso

    Armando Urso

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chromebook is still trash

  • Badass TrapBass

    Badass TrapBass

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I wish google hadn't made these at all, they're just giant androids and you can't do anything.

    • Alan

      Alan

      20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      💀

  • Glenn Repairs

    Glenn Repairs

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I appreciate the information, but hey...show it down a bit.

    • Suz bArt

      Suz bArt

      24 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @sp lina thanks! I didn’t know you could change the playback speed! This makes a huge difference. She talks fine for kids but way too fast for old folks.

    • sp lina

      sp lina

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      I slowed the vid down to .75 after backtracking for the sixth time for "what did she just say???". Good vid though...

  • Jane Tay

    Jane Tay

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Using Lenovo Duet for university. So much easier to carry in my backpack than typical laptops.

  • Cheepi Cheebi

    Cheepi Cheebi

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Can a chromebook download something like Roblox, and can it run it well?
    Does a chromebook have more capabilities than an HP laptop?
    I’m thinking about replacing my HP laptop, and I want to be able to make a good decision and have a laptop that properly runs Roblox and doesn’t break for awhile.
    I really want to make a wise decision here, since I want a laptop that will last awhile.

    • Xbox and Windows Gamer

      Xbox and Windows Gamer

      25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      And no, I doubt it has more capabilities than a hp laptop.

    • Xbox and Windows Gamer

      Xbox and Windows Gamer

      25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Chromebook sucks at gaming, watch jays tech vault his chromebook sucks at playing even Minecraft and that’s the new minesweeper, any good pc can run Minecraft so easy

    • Nunyo Biznass

      Nunyo Biznass

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      My 8 year old plays roblox all the time on her chromebook. It's Minecraft that requires alternative measures to play. Lol

  • Guillermo Power

    Guillermo Power

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    No mention of one of Chromebooks most powerful features? With the Linux Beta container, you can run a tonne of Linux applications and development tools a lot of people are already familiar with. Linux Beta is a transformational feature for many users.

  • Hollywood Lifestyles Lingerie Boutique

    Hollywood Lifestyles Lingerie Boutique

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I'm a teacher that's been doing remote learning with live instruction. My work laptop is a Chromebook while my personal computer is a Dell Inspirion laptop. The Chromebook using google meet with live instruction sucks. It doesn't have enough ram or processor speed to multitask between different activities during live instruction- opening multiple worksheets, typing examples on docs and slides during a presentations, and bouncing between tabs. However, using my Windows laptop during live instruction makes live instruction online a lot easier- it can multitask better, I create content to provide examples for students on the fly during live instruction, and it runs faster underload. If you trying to do real work and not simply word processing or web browsing get a full laptop.

    • Brian Mills

      Brian Mills

      25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Keep in mind that not all Chromebooks are the same in the same way that not all Windows machines are the same. The issues you have described relate more to the specs than the operating system, and so your experience on a Chromebook does not necessarily mean that all Chromebooks will deliver the same experience, and likewise for the Windows machine.

    • Charlie [MESSAGE DELETED BY YOUTUBE]

      Charlie [MESSAGE DELETED BY YOUTUBE]

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Try to get a windows surface

  • TheOnly6000

    TheOnly6000

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Dont get chromebook. Its a slow computer its not compatible with a lot of stuff its a waste of money get windows

  • Adam Volný

    Adam Volný

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I'd say, don't buy Chromebook as your only computer, if you gonna buy it, use it as transportable workstation/media center (for documents, browsing, movies,...), that's the thing it's great at, but realistically speaking it's just tablet, that acts like laptop.

  • Theodora's Fashion

    Theodora's Fashion

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    hello. i want to ask if can i conect a usb flash on chromebook to view imagew listen music ect ect?

  • Judith Sears

    Judith Sears

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I have a Chromebook didn't realize they don't do Zoom because they don't have a desktop. So, many of the features of Zoom you can not use on Chromebook. Also, there is no delete key.

    • Judith Sears

      Judith Sears

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @Michael Panggabean They do the basic zoom but not the filters or background you have to have a desktop which you can put in like Linux but I am not savvy enough to do that.

    • Michael Panggabean

      Michael Panggabean

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      yes they do zoom, but look it at the chrome store, not play store.

  • Jamil Hasan

    Jamil Hasan

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Can I use all of the android apps by downloading from play store in my chromebook?
    NB: I'm going to buy a hp 14c X360 chromebook.

    • Korey Paul

      Korey Paul

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Not all of them

  • John M

    John M

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Awful voice!!! Plus super fast speech. Slow down...

  • David J Gill

    David J Gill

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The problem with the designers, programmers and engineers at Google is that they are awfully good at making simple things difficult and they pursue a reductive, minimalist design philosophy that denies users clues, cues and redundancies that can leave the user in the dark about where to find something or how to do something. Let's say you'd like to create a document. How do you do that and where do you find the documents that you have already created? If you don't have any idea and you open that machine with that kind of task in mind - good luck. Do you want to print or scan a document? That HP printer scanner you bought, well...forget about scanning. And good luck setting about the printer interface - its a mind fuck of sorts.

  • Carlos Cervantes

    Carlos Cervantes

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Would chrome books be good for affiliate marketing? Serious question guys please help.

  • salahuddin

    salahuddin

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    How about samsung chromebook?

  • David Pachón

    David Pachón

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    So a Chrome book is a laptop looking device just to get on the internet..

    • PaPa Johns

      PaPa Johns

      22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @Nunyo Biznass chrome books are a lot worse laptops

    • Nunyo Biznass

      Nunyo Biznass

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      The majority of computer users are really just using the internet. Why not just do it faster on a chromebook. 😂

  • I 30 Sansay Kumar

    I 30 Sansay Kumar

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You forgot to mention one important thing. Since Chromebooks are based on Linux, they *can* run Linux programs, such as GIMP (A really good alternative for Adobe Photoshop, trust me.), PC games that are compatible with Linux, and more! (Even offline!)

    • Michael Panggabean

      Michael Panggabean

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @ЯфКДВНСКБНСД ГДЙФВБЦНВВН you don't even need to dual boot it. You can run linux app on Chromebook now.

    • ЯфКДВНСКБНСД ГДЙФВБЦНВВН

      ЯфКДВНСКБНСД ГДЙФВБЦНВВН

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      I'm going to get an Acer 713 with 8GB of RAM and an Intel i5 processor to dual boot with Ubuntu. It's $529.00 at Best Buy now and seems like a great deal. Battery life is my main issue with Linux on my old laptop.

  • Edward Quigley

    Edward Quigley

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    God bless you if you can understand this person's quick-up-speak and end-sentence mumbling.

    • fate

      fate

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Are you deaf?

  • Matthew Catlow

    Matthew Catlow

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Apple everything.

    • random weird YouTube channel

      random weird YouTube channel

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      rest in peace wallet

  • Jamilette Rivas

    Jamilette Rivas

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I just got a chromebook spin 13 and some of my apps look different then on my hp laptop. Why is that?

    • ItzGamingboiz

      ItzGamingboiz

      12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      probably a different version or maybe it is just a Chromebook

  • Me

    Me

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This video explained things really well! I love my Chromebook and don't want anything else ever, but can totally see it not working if you have more specific needs.

  • Al May

    Al May

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    are the word documents on Chromebook free? with windows, I have to pay for Microsoft office. Can I watch dvds on chrome book? Does Chromebook have free virus protection like windows defender? Does Chromebook have usb ports where I can transfer files to USB?

    • Al May

      Al May

      2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @Me thank you

    • Me

      Me

      2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      On a Chromebook, you have google docs, which is free and as I understand does everything that Microsoft Office does. But if you specifically want Microsoft Office for your word processing, it might be a challenge on a Chromebook. You can't watch DVD's, they don't have a DVD drive. Chromebooks do have USB ports to transfer files. Also, you do not need virus protection with a Chromebook.

  • detroit Steve

    detroit Steve

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    For all you Boomers out there: I know we all grew up with Windoze using them at home & work but you need to cut the cord. Face it, you are now living on a fixed income. It's like this video says, Chromebook lets you do what you want to do cheaper & faster. Plus it doesn't freeze up like Windoze machines still do.

  • Jesse Stephenson

    Jesse Stephenson

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Okay here's a question why make Chromebooks so limited that you can't rip music from a CD into it using an external CD drive? That's the ultimate reason I prefer Windows computers. I have an HP with the Windows 10 operating system. I had a Chromebook it was an Asus it was a great computer but it lacked the thing that I would be primarily doing with it and that is ripping music into it from a CD. This is just a recommendation Windows Media player is great I think the VLC media player in Chromebook could also be great for ripping music into a computer from a CD if they can get that in there at any point.

    • Jesse Stephenson

      Jesse Stephenson

      19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @Alan oh I do digital downloading and I do streaming however I don't stream full albums I digitally download full albums if that's the only option but I'm not going to stream the full album. I stream just songs out of random that I like. I can do all that I just like CDs if I can get them.

    • Alan

      Alan

      19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      GET WITH THE TIMES BOOMER you need to catch up

    • Jesse Stephenson

      Jesse Stephenson

      19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @Alan There's actually a good amount of people that still prefer them first of all second I do and third the vast majority of my music is on CD.

    • Alan

      Alan

      20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      First off, who TF still uses cds.......

  • Ozzy Online

    Ozzy Online

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Hi I have a question. I can not tell the difference by looking at the physical device if it is Chromebook or not. I have no idea what my laptop is. I bought it online from Amazon and it was sold in the laptop category but I still have no idea what it is. How do I tell what it is?

  • Raphdroid T

    Raphdroid T

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Deceptive video. It brushes over very big cons of the chromebook.

  • Lynn

    Lynn

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Get a chromebook if you already have a laptop or a desktop. See it as a glorified ipad. My neice got one from schoolwork and it was like a corporate laptop, limited in what you can do.

  • Srikar Mallajosyula

    Srikar Mallajosyula

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The answer is simple: If you breathe, you should not get a chromebook.

  • Throw away

    Throw away

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Everything she said was right until she said a $500 chrome book is better than a $500 Windows laptop, that's midrange for Windows laptops which it will have decent build quality and specs to do more than a $500 chrome book because at $500, the typical specs of a Windows laptops far outperform chromebooks in that range, if she said a $200 or $300 chrome book could beat a Windows laptop in that range, she would be right but above $450, you might as well buy a Windows laptop.

  • The Summerland

    The Summerland

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    what is your opinion may I ask
    I have found the quality of various chromebooks to vary GREATLY
    I bought an asus clamshell C425 chromebook (8 RAM, 64g ) for $329 plus tax last year and loooove it...a pc repair shop person told me that 'all chromebooks are junk, get macbook air or pro'...$1200 vs $300 and it does everything I need and looks great...design is beautiful and solid despite not being aluminum, speed, bright screen, 64g so I added 128g sd storage and should last 5 years with care. I find that the charging ports on previous chromebooks were easily broken (found out the hard way), so it's best to either charge them overnight and then unplug for use or keep them plugged in constantly to avoid damaging the pins. Other than that, they're great, imho.
    Acer 314 is only $279 w/ 14" HD display, 4G and 64GB and much better quality than previous Acer 15

  • Holly Drucker

    Holly Drucker

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I would rather die then go back to a dreaded window device. ever. Insightful video thanks.

  • ChrisH133878

    ChrisH133878

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thanks very helpful. I am about to migrate from a Dell Windows 10 laptop to the Lenovo Flex 5.

  • Christine Roy

    Christine Roy

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I recently got a Lenovo Flex 5 it's great! I kept my Windows Laptop but only b/c it can run iTunes. Otherwise everything I need or want to do I can do on the chromebook and the battery life is way better.

    • sp lina

      sp lina

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      How is it for streaming? Fast? Clear video? No glitching?

  • Default

    Default

    2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    So basically the chrome book is a tablet but cab type

  • Alexander Kusmirek

    Alexander Kusmirek

    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Got a Google Pixelbook Go two weeks ago and hated it - nice screen and fast, but that was it, felt like a glorified tablet with a nice keyboard. So it was only really useful for basic stuff I can use my phone for anyway, just felt like a big waste of money as it wasn't useful for any university work (even basic report writing was slow and unintuitive) and was more expensive than a suitable Windows laptop! So it got returned and in the meantime I am using a 5 year old £300 laptop which is far better (except for its screen), whilst I wait for a new laptop.
    Therefore, a bit of advice to any Physics/Engineering students: don't get a Chromebook!

    • Raza Rangoonwala

      Raza Rangoonwala

      2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Thanks for your review

  • Shellie Carlson

    Shellie Carlson

    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I took a chance on a Lenovo flex 3. I'm liking it, a lot.

    • 亗TL๛NEXUS么

      亗TL๛NEXUS么

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @Shellie Carlson thnx

    • Shellie Carlson

      Shellie Carlson

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @亗TL๛NEXUS么 It wont work with my Canon printer or my GoPros. Something about the apps being on the cloud.

    • 亗TL๛NEXUS么

      亗TL๛NEXUS么

      ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Any problems ?upto now

  • crosswhite17

    crosswhite17

    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Get the Mac or Windows PC. Both can do everything the Chromebook can, plus lots more.

  • he lly

    he lly

    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    i can 100% guarantee that a 500usd laptop with at least an i5 8250u or newer, ryzen alternative and 8gb of ram will absolutely stomp chromebook even a 1k chromebook...

  • JW

    JW

    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    If I buy a used 2015 Chromebook on ebay, will I be able to update it to the current version of Chrome OS? Also will I be able to use Android apps on a 2015 Chromebook?

    • The Summerland

      The Summerland

      2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      updates tend to be up to 5 years, so I wouldn't buy a used chromebook..I found one I love for just $329 new...have had it for over a year now and love it. Asus C425 clamshell, I also like the Acer chromebook 314, Intel Celeron N4000, 14" Full HD Display, 4GB LPDDR4, 64GB eMMC, Gigabit WiFi, just $279 now on amazon. Has 64g storage but you can add 128g SD card. They last 5 years so it's a great deal and those two are better models than others I've had in the past. do research with videos, etc when you see specs you like. The two I mentioned I love both.

  • FBI

    FBI

    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    So they're differently the same?

    • FBI

      FBI

      2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @I 30 Sansay Kumar Ohh.. I get it now.

    • I 30 Sansay Kumar

      I 30 Sansay Kumar

      2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      No, they're samely different.

  • Kofi Ossei

    Kofi Ossei

    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    So do you recommend chrome books for trading

    • Jen's Fiction

      Jen's Fiction

      3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Yes worth it, all u need is chrome browser

  • Rebekkah Belcher

    Rebekkah Belcher

    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Found refurbished chromebooks for about $120. These will be for schoolwork for a 10 yr and 7 yr old. Do u recommend?

    • Rebekkah Belcher

      Rebekkah Belcher

      2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @Me they have been working fine so far except one broke one😂 only issue is that we have one charger missing

    • Me

      Me

      2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      As a teacher, I'll tell you that should be fine if all you need it for is schoolwork.

  • Ajalan Brown

    Ajalan Brown

    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Chrome has Linux beta which literally turns it into a regular high power computer. I’m running virtual box with ubuntu and Debian distros

    • Ajalan Brown

      Ajalan Brown

      2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @Miguelin Chavarria right now I’m trying got get my hands on Alienware.

    • Miguelin Chavarria

      Miguelin Chavarria

      3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      best use

  • bizz

    bizz

    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Even my 2007 laptop is better than a chrome book

  • Bill Kelly

    Bill Kelly

    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thank you

  • operationcwaI789789

    operationcwaI789789

    3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I SWEAR TO GOD I WILL NEVER EVER EVER BUY A GOOGLE CHROMEBOOK THANKS TO
    THE MILLION TIME I'VE SEEN "THIS IS A CHROMEBOOK, THIS IS A CHROMEBOOK,
    THIS IS A CHROMEBOOK, THIS IS A CHROMEBOOK, THIS IS A CHROMEBOOK, THIS
    IS A CHROMEBOOK, THIS IS A CHROMEBOOK, BUY A CHROMEBOOK" COMMERCIAL AND
    THE CHROMEBOOK DISAPPEARING TO THE CARPET COMMERCIAL

    • Llanfabon

      Llanfabon

      3 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Ok.