Looks like a laptop, feels like a laptop…
But Chromebooks are a new type of computer designed to help you get things done faster and easier. They run Chrome OS, athat has multiple layers of security, built-in cloud storage, and the most popular Google products for education built-in.
An operating system is the core part of your computer which helps you run programs and manage files. Examples of operating systems are Windows (which you find on PCs), OS X (which you find on Macs), Android and iOS (which you’ll find on phones and tablets).
Learn and work, right out of the box
Chromebooks come with apps for everyday tasks in and out of the classroom, and there are thousands more educational apps from the Chrome Web Store.
Apps are the programs that you use on a Chromebook to do things like create documents, edit slides, and develop websites. No more buying and installing software - thousands of apps are free, and they stay up to date automatically.
|Creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations||
Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
Keeps your stuff safe
Chromebooks come with Google Drive, an online file storage service, so students and teachers can save and access their stuff safely online and won't need to back up their files manually. No more excuses of lost files or papers.
Benefits of the cloud
Unlike real clouds, cloud storage is safe and secure. It's a lot like storing money in a bank - only the assigned user (student, teacher, etc.) can access their data (with the right password), and if they like, they can access their data from anywhere in the world, or even other devices like their laptop or phone. All the files are safe even if they lose or damage their device.
Peace of mind included
Chromebooks are designed from the ground up with security in mind, so you’ll be safe from viruses and malware. You don't need to buy and install security software separately. No more wasted class time providing tech support.
Chromebooks use the principle of “defence in depth” to provide multiple layers of protection. Every time you boot up, they do a self-check to make sure your system hasn’t been tampered with. Chromebooks also automatically download updates so you always get the the latest security fixes to keep you safe.
When you don't want your website visits or downloads saved in your browsing and download histories, you can browse in incognito mode. For ultimate privacy, choose Guest Mode on the login screen - when you exit your session, all of your browsing information and downloads from the session will be deleted. Browsing incognito and Guest Mode can be disabled by the administrator.
Verified boot. System call filtering. Rollback protection. TPM-backed certificates. Security lovers, learn more about the principles behind Chromebook security.
Starts fast, stays fast
Chromebooks boot up in less than ten seconds and don’t slow down. Traditional computers may take thirty seconds or more, and often slow down over time.
Chromebooks avoid the bloat of traditional software and other legacy computer issues, so that your computer stays fast (and gets faster) over time.
Always getting better
Chromebooks update themselves automatically, for free, so you always get the latest software and security updates. You'll never need to purchase or install upgrades manually.
Chromebooks have an auto-update mechanism so you always get the freshest software and security features without thinking about it. You can expect regular updates and system improvements every couple of months.
Chromebooks offer offline apps for the rare times when you're disconnected from the web.