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22 Dec Chromebook Review – Lifestyle

The best reason to get a Chromebook is because there are many ways it can make your life easier. First, having such an extremely portable computer meant I could be productive on the road more frequently. On a typical day when I might be on the road and make multiple stops, I won’t take my laptop along unless I’m certain I’m going to use it- it’s just too big and bulky to be all that practical. The chromebook, however, went with me almost everywhere I went. When I found myself with the odd 10 or 20 minutes to kill throughout the day I could easily whip out the Chromebook and get a few things done. Startup was a breeze. There was no need for tutorials or instruction manuals. The Chrome OS runs much like windows in many ways and is fairly intuitive.
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15 Dec Samsung Chromebook Review

After purchasing a Samsung Galaxy Tab and finding it not as great as I wanted it to be, I was asked to review a Chromebook, and let me tell you I loved it. I tried in vain to hold onto it for a few extra days and miss it now that it’s gone. Let me preface the review with this: I am not a tech writer or even a technofile. I’m just an average user. That said, I can think of few people or professionals who wouldn’t greatly benefit from having a Chromebook in their life. Let’s go over the main selling points.

Performance

The Chromebook is fast. It boots quickly, and if you simply shut the lid and restart it later, it picks up where you left off faster than my current laptop or Samsung Galaxy Tab. Browsers open
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22 Mar Microsoft Office is so 1990s. Google Apps is today.

I bet you’ve heard of a suite of applications called Microsoft Office. You probably use it when typing documents, making presentations, managing a calendar and even checking and sending emails. Let me ask you a few questions:
  1. Do you remember the last time you were half way to work and you forgot to bring that important presentation?
  2. Do you remember the last time you lost your flash drive or back up drive with all your work?
  3. Do you remember the last time your computer crashed and it took a couple days to get all of your work back?
All of this stress can be avoided! The solution is a suite of applications created by Google, called Google Apps. The best part is that this solution is FREE. Google Apps is a suite of applications, including Gmail (Outlook Email Replacement), Google Calendar (Outlook Calendar Replacement) and Google Docs (Word, Power Point and Excel Replacement). The reason Google Apps is a powerful suite of applications is because your data is stored in the Cloud, that means you can view and work on your important documents and emails anywhere you have WiFi or Internet access and a computer! That means no more lost flash drives, no more turning back to get a document when you’re half way to work and most importantly no more downtime when your computer has problems.
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