You will want a device that is simple to use, reliable and reasonably priced, but what?
Let me tell you about my journey. In August 2015 I purchased a Dell Chromebook having heard many things about Chromebooks but not having had the chance to use one. The small 11” lightweight Chromebook with touchscreen.
So after almost 5 years of use and occasional dropping, the Chromebook is still working like the day I purchased it! Amazing! The Windows computers stay silent more often because I can do almost everything on a Chromebook and quicker. The light weight of Chromebook operating system has a real advantage and does not need the expensive hardware to provide a similar feel to other laptops.
Help! Yes occasionally we all need help, but with the Chromebook being a Google operating system, help is very easy with either a Google query or CTRL+ALT+?
The Chromebook was designed and built with security from the beginning. It is secure and the best bit is updates happen automatically. No waiting for a massive download to finish, then waiting for the restart (or multiple restarts) to complete. No time lost and no data lost.
What about my files?
These are all stored in the cloud, with Google managing the security and reliability of the files. This beats most peoples and many businesses attempts at minimizing the possibility of file loss. Forget about purchasing a subscription to Microsoft Office 365, you get an equivalent office suite with your Chromebook with easy sharing of documents all for free.
What to look for:
Chromebooks have a unique keyboard and also a colourful Chrome logo on the lid. This is the easiest way to find the Chromebook in the store. Now, screen size is possibly the most important thing to consider next. My 11” Chromebook is my favourite device due to being light and transportable. I use the touch screen to enlarge via the usual pinch movement. Nice! Oh, that’s probably the other very important thing to ensure you purchase a touchscreen Chromebook. If you are doing a lot of typing, check the keyboard. Type a paragraph and see that the keyboard is nice to use.
Look for more memory, the more you have the faster the Chromebook will feel. My Chromebook has 4 gigabytes which is good. The processor, or CPU is probably not worth worrying about as all the above items will have already made the decision about this for you.
And they all have built in cameras and speakers. All ready for Telehealth.
And the price? From $200 and up.
If you would like any more information, feel free to write to myself or Christie!
Or here is a great site that is all about Chromebooks
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