As some of you might have already seen, the HP Chromebook x2 has been spotted at a handful of Best Buys around the country and those who have pre-ordered the device are finding they have been prompted to head over to their local store and pick up the latest Chromebook on offer from HP.
Quickly following the first sighting of this yesterday, we swiftly began searching Best Buy stores in our area in an attempt to get our hands on the world’s first detachable Chromebook.
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A common misconception about Chromebooks is that they are essentially bare-bones computers, offering a web browser and some other basic functionality for a relatively cheap price tag. Although laptops running Chrome OS do not necessarily offer the wide array of software found on competing platforms such as macOS and Windows, their feature set can be expanded significantly through the use of apps for Chromebooks–many created by third-party developers and available free of charge.
Because of the sheer amount of Chrome apps in existence, it can be time consuming to narrow them down. We've gone ahead and done the work for you, listing what we consider to the best Chromebook apps along with what we like (and don't like) about each.
I know, it’s sounds silly to make this statement but if you use a Chromebook, I strongly encourage you to carry a USB key or SD card (depending on if your device supports flash memory cards) for one simple reason: In the rare event that your Chromebook needs a full system recovery, you’re going to need it. And preferably, you’ll already have a Chrome OS image on USB stick as well, although that’s not a requirement.
It doesn’t happen often — and when it does, you’ll least expect it — but every so often I see folks that have a damaged Chrome OS file system. At that point, they can’t boot their Chromebook so they can’t Powerwash it to reset it to factory settings. You’re just stuck with a non-functioning device.
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There has never been a better time to get into the Chromebook scene, so you’re in a great position to make the leap. If you’re having a hard time figure out which Chromebook to buy, we’re here to help.
Chrome OS has really matured over the last few years, with the addition of Android apps on pretty much all modern Chromebooks. This really opened the available applications to include many options that were previously lacking on Chrome OS—like image editors, for example.
With all the progress Google has been making on Chrome OS as a whole, it’s clear that the company is fully invested in this operating system and has a focused vision for the future. Chrome OS has broken out of the “just a browser” mold and is inching closer to the “full operating system” space.
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