Google with Acer and Samsung matched the first Chromebook 2011 on the market. At first glance the small notebooks reminiscent of the many users of popular Netbooks a few years ago. Other than with Eee PC & co. But not stripped down version of Windows comes on Chromebook used: the devices running Google’s operating system chrome OS. The software is not very hungry in terms of resources, which promises a fleet operation and low hardware prices a cheap Chromebook costs between 200 and 300 euro. Therefore, the equipment especially in education are popular with a share of over 60 percent, according to Gartner. This applies to the American, Asian and European markets; but only in the USA, Chromebook sell really well. Worldwide sales should continue to rise the Gartner forecast that in the coming years. What Chromebook are in this country to buy it, shows the following device overview.
Current Chromebook overview
15 Chromebook Acer, HP & co.
Akoya S2013: Medion cheaper first
End of 2015 MEDION has brought out the Akoya S2013: the first Chromebook of manufacturer’s are for relatively small money the recommended retail price is 199 euros. Buyers get a handy Chromebook Matt 11.6-inch display with standard resolution (1366 x 768 pixels). Known the built-up quad-core processor; He is also in smartphones and Tablet pcs and is therefore relatively energy efficient. There are 2 gigabytes (GB) of memory and 16 GB of Flash memory for data. Thanks to microsd slot memory can be easily retrofitted. Read the road test of the Akoya S2013, how to beat the beginner Chromebook in everyday!
Chromebook pixels than class-leading
But not every Chromebook must be necessarily cheap. Google itself with the Chromebook proves pixels (2015). The 12.85-inch precious piece is made of aluminium and comes with a particularly sharp display (2560 x 1700 pixels). You back up large SSD memory data either the 32 or 64 GB. Depending on the equipment, a core i5 or a core i7 Intel processor and 8 or 16 GB cause memory inside use. In addition to the keyboard and the trackpad, you operate the Chromebook pixel touchscreen. So much equipment has its price: Google sells the device in the best design for $ 999. In Germany, the Chromebook pixel is currently not available.
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get. Please enter your email address. Is all newsletters in the overview what in Chromebooks? Usually use the manufacturer of 16 or 32 gigabytes of Flash memory, which can be a fast SSD, more frequently the companies integrate but a cheaper emmc (embedded multimedia card). Enough space for a few photos and MP3 files. You back up everything else in the cloud. Google has any buyer for two years free of charge available after the service costs 100 gigabytes (GB) storage in Google drive 1.99 U.S. dollars per month. Chromebook are currently available with screen sizes from 10.1 to 15.6 inches. Depending on the model, the screen with 1366 x 768 and 1920 x 1080 resolve pixels. Inside the pulses usually an Intel Celeron chip, depending on the price range there are a 2 or 4 GB large memory.
Chrome OS: Windows software does not run
As mentioned, running on Chromebooks the operating system OS chrome. This is a highly customized version of the chromium OS open source project. OS reminds both visually and functionally to the widely used Google browser chrome chrome. The similarity in the name is no coincidence. Traditional Windows software is not running on it. Instead, you extend the functionality of your Chromebook with apps from the Web store. Long time you ran only when an Internet connection as a tab in the browser. There are now but some applications, away from chrome to install that leave notes about the memo program Google. Google has eased even the online requirement. You are not connected to the Internet documents in Google drive can be, after all, edit, listen to stored music, watch movies and play games. Some applications, such as the Amazon Cloud Reader have an offline mode. Recent messages indicate that Google soon makes available, its Android apps for chrome OS by Google play store finds its way into the operating system. More information is to be expected I/O (from May 18, 2016) to this year’s Google. Also 10.11 El Capitan let about taking calls from the Smartphone is similar as in Mac OS X
Chrome OS: getting started with the operating system
25 tips to chrome OS Google drive & co.
Try chrome OS
To find out whether OS for a chrome real alternative to Windows & co., must you buy is not only a Chromebook. The operating system can be installed in a virtual environment. The Mac program of Parallels about offers from House to install chrome OS in a virtual machine. Who wants to save about 80 Euro registration fee, the Google browser under Windows 8.1 installed. Since version 32 comes in chrome look of the operating system. To invoke it, click in the menu on the button chrome in Windows 8-mode restart. Windows 10 works not more.
Download: download Google Chrome (Windows)
Download: Google Chrome (Mac) download
Download: download Parallels Desktop
Download: download Parallels Workstation
“Has familiar windows for potential Buyers more attractive might as the exotic Chromebook.” Florian Schmidt, editor hardware
Has: competition for Chromebook?
Small, light, cheap thus Chromebook convince the buying public. But the competition is not asleep and senses a booming market. Intel has therefore recently launched the cloudbook in the life a Chromebook alternative with Windows instead of chrome OS. Of Intel have used sold the term man already five million units at this claim probably retroactively for compact Windows-based notebooks to 200 euro. In terms of technology, also the has put on entry-level components such as small displays, low end of measure processors and 2 to 4 gigabytes of memory. In the second half of the year 2016 equipped has, Lake appear chips with Intel’s Apollo, which score major points with improved battery life to.
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