Below you will find Google’s official Chromebook videos. These are a great place to get started to understand the basics. Also check out my collection of video reviews from regular Chromebook users.

What are Chromebooks?

Chromebook: For Everyone, Everywhere

Chromebooks aren’t just for schools. They have lots of uses, like traveling and even coding.

Let cloud computing begin

With Google cloud products such as Docs, Gmail, Picasa or Google Play Music and with infamous apps as Dropbox, Evernote or Grooveshark your photos, music, documents and settings are stored safely in the cloud. So when you switch computers or if even when you lose your computer, you will always have access to your most important data. Simply log in to another Chromebook and get right back to where you left off.

Chromebook Myths

There’s a few common misconceptions about Chromebooks, like that they don’t work offline. Google dispels the most common myths in this video.

Share your Chromebook with Friends

It’s easy to share your Chromebook with others without having to fear them seeing your personal information or documents. You can’t do that with conventional PCs and laptops. Just let them log in with their own account and, since it’s all in the cloud, let them enjoy it as if it was theirs. No account? No problem, there’s a Guest Mode that provides a completely private experience. When the guest logs out everything is deleted from the machine. Privacy for your family and friends, and privacy for you.

Never before this secure

For the first time engineers built an Operating System that has security – your security – worked into it from the ground up. Never before was protecting the customer against viruses and malware part of the operating system, which meant that you had to spend time and money on protection. With the Chromebook you keep that protection money in your pocket. ChromeOS has defense-in-depth with multiple layers of protection like sandboxing, data encryption and secure boot, at no extra cost.

Video Tutorial: Getting Started with Chromebook

Googler Raymond shows you how to set up your Chromebook in under 3 minutes.

Video Tutorial: Switching to Chromebook

Using Google’s sync settings, you can get all your data into the cloud to make it easy to move off your crusty old Windows or Mac laptop.


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