Introduced back in June 2011 by Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), the Chromebook is basically a personal computer/ a notebook that runs the Chrome OS as its main operating system. This is a handy, space-effective and feature-rich notebook, and what makes it stand out from the rest is that you can use it for Internet-based applications rather than for applications that are installed on the notebook itself. Basically, everything from documents to software is stored on cloud storage systems, meaning that nothing resides on the computer, and you will need an Internet connection to be able to access these files.
Chromebooks were actually developed not only by Google, but also by Lenovo as well as by Acer, and by Samsung – Google has entered the market last year and it is believed that the Google Chromebooks will have a tremendous success in 2014. These notebooks are typically sold online, and the main difference between the Chromebooks designed by Acer or Samsung and the ones manufactured by Google is that the latter are high end personal computers.
As a matter of fact, the Chromebooks powered by the Google’s browser-based Chrome operating systems have sky-rocketed so much that the Microsoft industry may be concerned about its Windows machines that have made history in the past. Based on some Amazon statistics, the Chromebook is amongst the top three best selling notebooks in the United States, this is why Google has all the reasons to believe that the notebook will be very successful this year as well.
Statistically speaking, it was shown that last year alone (right after it was launched) the Chromebook accounted for approximately one tenth of the total sales of tablets and computers. Not only are these machines very inexpensive, but they rely on state of the art graphics chipsets as well, and they also have high-resolution displays. Besides this, another reason why the Chromebooks are so popular is the fact that the revolutionary Chrome operating systems are also very affordable for computer manufacturers these days. Anybody can get a Chromebook nowadays for only the fraction of the cost of a regular Windows notebook, as the prices barely exceed $200.
If you are passionate about technology, then you surely know that CES is an international consumer electronics and technology tradeshow that takes place on a yearly basis, and this year Chromebooks are expected to be amongst the favorites, for a series of reasons: these are smaller, lighter and more convenient to carry around as opposed to desktops and laptops and they are also significantly cheaper.
The Google Chromebooks are still new entries in the technology industries, and those that run the Google designed operating systems have sold very well until now, not just because of the affordable price tag but also because of the fact that Google is notorious for its highly efficient marketing techniques.
Overall, those who are interested in getting a notebook that has a browser based operating system and want to take software implementation to a whole new level by relying on cloud computing, should certainly take the innovative Google Chromebooks into account.