Samsung Chromebooks are a nice affordable alternative to netbooks and traditional laptops. They run on the Google desktop operating system known as “Chrome,” which is the same name as their web browser. And just like the browser, the Chrome OS is web based. This means it will have some limitations that other operating systems, like Windows and Mac, won’t have.
For one thing, you won’t be able to use your desktop software without having an internet connection because Chromebooks requires a connection to access it. This might be a setback for a lot of people who may have slower connections or simply like to work offline. Plus, the computer is not really for upgrades, like standard laptops are. That means you have to keep the processor and storage that comes with your Chromebook. As for the actual use of it, the screen lighting is a bit dimmer than most people would like. This will make it especially difficult to see the screen in bright environments.
The Chromebooks still have something good going for it. They are much cheaper than other laptops run by Mac or Windows operating systems. The new Chromebook 2 is priced at only $249, which already came out in October. For people who only need a computer to simply surf the internet without having to worry about computer maintenance, Chromebooks are definitely the better option. They are extremely user friendly and do not require you to have advanced computer knowledge in order to operate them. As long as you have a good internet connection, the affordability of the Chromebook will make it well worth the investment. Also the Chromebook is extremely lightweight while maintaining durability at the same time. But what consumers really love is the strong battery life of the computer. Some say they have been able to get up to nine hours of battery life on a single charge, even with the brightness settings on max.
Overall, the Chromebooks will probably end up selling because of their low price tag. If they had come out ten years ago when fewer people had internet connections, then perhaps it wouldn’t be a big seller. But in this day and age, everybody with a computer has an internet connection. The only downside will be when people temporarily lose their connections because of a storm or outage with their service. Then they will be restricted from their software until the connection is restored. But still, the price may make it a hot seller anyways. We shall see.