Chromebooks have come a long way in the last few years, but Google’s introduction of the gorgeous Pixelbook is what really tipped the scales. There’s even a rumor that Google is adding a dual-boot function that allows users to toggle between Google’s OS and a third-party (perhaps Windows?) OS. Even if this rumor doesn’t come to fruition, the Pixelbook and other standout business Chromebooks deserve consideration when you’re shopping for a business device.
Currently, Chromebooks run a largely web-reliant operating system by Google called Chrome OS, which is easy to navigate with a modern design. These machines tend to last longer on a charge than their PC counterparts, and they tend to be inexpensive, due in part to a lack of storage space. Chromebooks are meant to run web applications rather than downloaded software. As more storage moves to the cloud, SaaS continues to spread, and downloading software becomes a less frequent occurrence, it’s possible Chromebooks will naturally take over.
- Less expensive than PC and Apple
- Due to the nature of the Chrome OS, virus protection isn’t a worry at this time
- Pixelbook is very aesthetically pleasing
- Very small storage drive
- Wants to always use Google Drive as primary drive which also means using a large Google Drive locally when not connected to the internet is very difficult