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5 Ways to Work Offline on a Chromebook

By Chromebook, How-To

Say Goodbye to the Days of Required Internet

When Chromebook made its debut, it was no more than a conduit to all things Internet, especially Gmail, Google Drive, and other Google Cloud services. There wasn’t a single thing you could do on them if you were unlucky enough to have a limited or no Internet connection at all. And, this reputation has stuck with Chromebooks.

Google, however, was quick to rectify this oversight. Today, there’s quite a lot you can do offline with a Chromebook. In order for an app to run offline, the app needs to run everything locally and Google solved this by introducing “Packaged Apps” that can execute locally.

For a quick reference on how to work offline on a Chromebook, here’s a list of various things that you can access offline.

 1. Check Emails and Schedule

Thanks to Gmail Offline, you can read, search, and respond to your emails. Of course, sending is not an option, as you need an Internet connection for that, but you can do everything else. If you send replies they will be held until you have internet connection again before they are sent.

How to Enable: Go to: Chrome Web Store and open the Gmail Offline page.

Then click on Add to Chrome > Add App.

A launcher will appear in the corner of the screen. Once you click it, click the Gmail Offline app, and then the option to Allow Offline Mail.

This will prompt the download of your messages so that you can view them and write replies. All operations you do offline will be synced once you go online.

2. Play Music and Movies

For Music and Movies, you will need the Google Play Music and Google Play Movies apps. In order to enjoy movies, music and TV shows offline, you will have to buy and download them in their respective apps, making sure they are synced to your device before going offline. However, Google Play Music also allows you to upload any music you might have in your personal collection and play this when you’re offline too.

3. Play Games

Not all games can be played offline, but there’s a decent collection that you can enjoy and generally something for everyone. In order to find them, go to the Chrome Web Store, click on Games and check the “Runs Offline” box. For instance, Cut the Rope is available for offline play. Then simply download the ones of interest and the next time you’re offline, you’ll have something to occupy your time.

4. Take Notes

Google Keep lets you take notes while you are offline too and while you can save and edit offline, you’ll need an internet connection to sync them and fully save them.

5. Edit Photos and Documents

Since Google Drive introduced offline support, viewing, creating, and editing documents or photos is available while you are offline as well. No need to worry about changes being saved- all of them will be synced as soon as you connect to the Internet again.

How to Enable: Go to the main Google Drive page and click the Cog icon > Settings. Under General Options, search for Offline options. There will be an option to enable syncing of documents to the computer, so check the box next to it. Once you have done so, syncing will begin. Make sure everything is synced before you go offline.

To edit photos, you can use Pixlr Touch Up and apply quick edits, crop images, blur them, add filters or effect, or some text.

To use your Chromebook and all of its features, obviously an internet connection is going to be essential, but in those times when you can’t find one, you’ll still have plenty of tools at your fingertips for work, entertainment and fun. As Chromebook continues to develop and improve, I’m sure we’ll see their offline features increase, closing the gap between them and regular notebooks.

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10 Free Games to Get for Your Chromebook

By Chromebook, Games

Games Optimized for You

Since Chromebooks are now able to run Android apps through the Google Play Store, you can choose from numerous games to play. What you should keep in mind though is that some games do not work well on the Chrome OS, while others aren’t compatible at all. Here are 10 games that are well-optimized for your Chromebook, available for free:

1. Asphalt Airborne 8

Those who love racing games will enjoy Asphalt Airborne 8 by Gameloft. The game features some of the highest-performance cars and bikes available in the market. The arcade racing game comes with over 190 cars and bikes to choose from and has everything from Lamborghini Veneno, Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari. Race your opponents on over 40 tracks and enjoy 16 different racing modes, the most interesting one being mirror mode, where the track is reversed to give you a new challenge in a familiar setting. You can customize your cars and bikes and upgrade them to take out your opponents in multiplayer leagues and seasons, and enjoy over 400 events and 9 racing seasons in Career mode.

2. is an online game available on Chromebook that has become very popular quickly and was even featured in the TV show House of Cards. The game is simple yet addictive. You start as a blob, and in order to succeed, you have to travel around and eat other blobs (players), which makes you grow. By growing, you become more powerful and learn new abilities.

3. Plague Inc.

For those who like to run doomsday simulations, Plague Inc. is the way to go. The goal is to wipe out humanity from the face of the Earth by spreading a disease that you mutate, so it becomes more and more infectious. The basic version is free, and you can unlock additional features with an in-app purchase.

4. Tiny Tower

For casual gamers, Tiny Tower from NimbleBit LLC is a perfect choice. What you do in this game is manage people who live in a tiny tower (hence the name). You have to build attractions and shops, which will help you earn money to add more floors to the Tower to attract bitizens to live there. The challenge is to keep everything running smoothly. You can even visit your friend’s towers,  thanks to the Play Games integration, and get special perks through special missions. The game is free, but you can purchase items in-game.

5. Leap Day

Leap Day is an action platformer game that is very fast paced and will require quick reflexes. The controls are super easy, and you only have to tap or click to jump or double jump and climb the levels. What makes this game unique is that the courses change daily, so there’s always something to look forward to every day. The retro pixel art is reminiscent of the old games we used to enjoy and love. The game itself is free, but does offer in-app purchases and contains ads that can be removed with a one-time payment.

6. Polycraft

Polycraft is basically Minecraft from Chromebook, but has tower defense and RPG elements too. Your character is stranded on an island; you have to build a shelter to be safe from warring tribes, expand your base by building structures, walls, towers, and gather resources, then join forces with Wildlings in order to win.

7. Arcane Legends

This is a free to play action and adventure MMORPG from Spacetime Studios that you can play on your Chromebook. The game features a fantasy world that you can enjoy solo or with friends. Level up, get great gear, tame cute pets, and do your best to be the best in the kingdom of Arlor.

8. Two Dots

Progress through levels by connecting the dots of the same hue and getting the required number of dots connected. This simple premise makes the game super addictive, and as you progress through levels, they become more and more challenging. You can use your screen or your touchpad to connect the dots.

9. Save the Day

This is an old-school arcade game that is quite challenging. You are in a helicopter and your mission is to rescue survivors and avoid fires. The game has super cartoony graphics and snack-sized gameplay that can help you relax when you take a quick break.

10. Threes!

When it comes to puzzle games, Threes is definitely on the very top of the addictive ones. The premise is simple: You start with 1s and 2s and have to add matching tiles together (3 with 3, 6 with 6, 12 with 12) to finish a level. This game supports touch screen tap controls only.

It doesn’t have to cost you to play games on the Chromebook and these are some excellent ideas to get you started and probably playing for hours.

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5 Android Games to Play on Chromebook

By Chromebook, Games

Which Android Games Can You Play on Your Chromebook?

You might think that having a Chromebook limits the number of games you can play and while this is partly true, it limits less than you might think! There are a number of games that are compatible with your Chromebook, especially since Chromebooks can run apps from the Google Play Store. Here are some super fun Android games that you can play.

1. Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens started as a physical card game on Kickstarter and was the brainchild of The Oatmeal. Soon after the campaign, the game was fully funded and continued to be backed up by fans so much that it became one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time. Thanks to this success, a digital version for Android was made as well, and it works on Chromebooks too.

The goal is to make sure you don’t draw an exploding kitten card and aim to compel the others plays to draw it. The person who draws an exploding kitten and doesn’t have a defuse card is out. The last one standing is the winner.

You can play against friends or random players. The game controls are simple – just click and drag a card to play it and the newest update also has a single player mode, so you can play against bots when you don’t feel like playing against other players. The base game costs just $1.99; expansion sets are also available.

2. Sonic the Hedgehog Classic

If you would love to take a trip down memory lane, this is a game for you. The once immensely popular game, Sonic the Hedgehog, is back. Take Sonic and race through the classic zones, collect rings, and spin the best loops while you are on a mission to save the world from Dr. Eggman.

The game is fully optimized for mobile devices and runs well on Chromebooks too. There are some new modes available, like the “Gotta Go Fast“ mode where you challenge yourself in Time Attack based mode, and there are new playable characters available as well, such as Tails and Knuckles.

3. Fallout Shelter

Those who have played the Fallout game series by Black Isle Studios and Bethesda Softworks are very familiar with Fallout Shelter. This is what Sim City would look like in a post-apocalyptic setting. Your goal is to build a bunker to accommodate a group of survivors that keeps growing and manage the bunker and survivors by assigning them jobs and providing them with various training, weapons, and outfits, all while making sure that they all get along well.

4. Alto’s Adventure

This is one of the best games you can play on your Chromebook. Developed by Noodlecake Studios Inc., Alto’s Adventure is an action-packed snowboarding odyssey that follows Alto and his friends as they journey through the hills, woodlands, ruins, and wilderness.

The game has a fluid, physics-based gameplay that will keep you glued to your Chromebook for hours. It’s easy to play but rather difficult to master, and you will spend hours mastering combos to max out your speed and points while trying to achieve all 180 goals.

5. Dark Orbit

Fans of science-fiction will enjoy DarkOrbit, which was released a while ago, and it had a bit of a rough start. Over time, however, the developers added more features, so the game at its current state is action-packed and fun, and provides a smooth gaming experience.

The Dark Orbit player base is huge, and you battle other players and take resources for your ships and weapons. You can choose one of three companies that compete for control and enjoy complex quests and customize your spaceships.

As you can see, there are plenty of Android Games that you can play on the Chromebook for better compatibility so you won’t miss out.

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How to Invert Colors on the Chromebook

By Chromebook, How-To

For people with a visual impairment, a high-contrast display can make help to make on-screen navigation easier and on a Chromebook, a high-contrast screen can be created by inverting the display’s color scheme. In this post, we’ll explore the benefits of a high-contrast display, and present a straightforward step-by-step process to set it up.

The Benefits of Inverting Colors on The Chromebook

Helpful for people with visual impairment

A white or light background with dark objects and text can be difficult for visually-impaired people to see, as the contrast is relatively subtle. When colors on a screen are inverted, it creates a more substantial contrast between objects, text, and the background. This makes the screen much easier to navigate, providing visually-impaired people with a working environment more appropriate for their needs.

Reduces glare

A high-contrast screen can also be helpful for people without a visual impairment. There are some conditions, such as migraines, that can be exacerbated by glare from a predominantly white screen. By inverting the display’s colors, switching the dominant color palette from light to dark, the amount of glare is reduced, which can provide relief to people experiencing symptoms of these conditions.

Less strain on the eyes

Extensive use of a screen can cause strain on the eyes. Making an occasional switch to a high contrast palette can alleviate some of the burden on your eyes, particularly if you are spending a long time in front of a display. Over the long term, this may help to prevent associated medical conditions and reduce the amount of stress placed on your eyes.

How To Invert Colors on the Chromebook: Step by Step

Step 1: Finding Your Account Status Area

At the bottom right of your screen, you’ll find the status area, which contains some basic information such as the time and a network connection indicator. It will also have your Google account picture displayed. Click on that picture, and a new window will appear. This has the access to the settings you need.

Step 2: Navigate to Advanced Settings

In the new window, find and click on the gear pictogram which is the “Settings Tab”. In this menu, scroll to the bottom of the window and click the linked text entitled: “Show Advanced Settings”

Step 3: Enable High Contrast Mode

Within the advanced settings menu, scroll down to ‘Accessibility’ and click the checkbox marked ‘Use high contrast mode’. This should prompt the Chromebook to immediately invert the screen colors. If not, you may be required to complete the next step.

The Process Shortcut:

If you’ve forgotten again, here it is in short format:

Click Google Account Picture > Click Settings Gear > Advanced Settings > Accessibility > High Contrast Mode

Step 4: Exit The Settings Screen

If you are happy with the contrast and color settings, close the window by selecting the ‘X’ at the top of the screen. If your Chromebook has not yet inverted the screen colors, it will do so at this stage.

Bonus 1-Step Method!

Some Chromebook users have inadvertently set their display to an inverted color scheme, causing a frantic search for answers! You may be interested to discover that the high-contrast mode can be toggled with a simple shortcut:

Ctrl + Search + H

If your Chromebook does not have a search button, follow the comprehensive step-by-step guide above. This accessibility is one of many reasons to love the Chromebook!

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Chromebook’s 2018 Forecast

By Chromebook, News

The Latest Chromebook News For 2018

We are keeping you up to date on the latest Chromebook news for 2018 to make sure you don’t miss a thing and get access to the latest innovations. These are 2018’s hottest news stories about the Chromebook including exciting developments expected.

Google Assistant Is Coming To All Chromebooks

Google Assistant, the company’s answer to Siri and Alexa, has so far been exclusive to their own high-end Pixelbook. However, eagle-eyed code experts have recently noticed an interesting development.

Developers reviewing the newest iteration of the ChromeOS build spotted an option for any manufacturer to enable Google Assistant. It is set to ‘off’ by default, but in the future, it will be up to manufacturers to decide how Google Assistant will integrate with their machines and the method of activation. This is likely to be either a keyboard shortcut, dedicated button, or by the Chromebook listening for specific keywords.

It’s certainly encouraging that the technology premiered on Google’s flagship Pixelbook is set to make its way to the entire Chromebook family. With the popularity of competitive assistant services continuing to grow, it’s an exciting decision from Google.

Source: Engadget

Dell’s $300 Chromebook Packed With High-End Features

Chromebooks in the $300 bracket are usually great for everyday tasks but lack the premium attributes found in more expensive machines. Dell is set to shake things up, with a feature-packed Chromebook coming in under $300.

Amongst the features expected in the new 5000-series Chromebooks are:

  • Touchscreens
  • Full conversion from laptop to tablet
  • Stylus support
  • A Micro SD slot
  • USB-C charging and data transfer
  • And a USB-A port.

Instead of dual-core processors that are common in less expensive Chromebooks, Dell has opted for quad-core Intel Celeron processors; providing lightning-fast speed usually reserved for upper-tier machines.

One of the most innovative features of the 5000-series Chromebooks is its chassis. Dell has designed a reinforced casing that can withstand a drop of up to 48 inches, or 30 inches onto steel. It’s a quality we didn’t know we needed, but it’s certainly useful. Even the most accident-prone Chromebook users will be confident in the safety of their machine!

Source: BGR

Microsoft Office Apps for Android Now Available on Chromebook

Has loyalty to Microsoft Office put you off buying a Chromebook? You’re not alone! A lack of compatibility with the popular suite has been a stumbling block for many since the Chromebook’s introduction.

However, the tides have turned, and some Chromebooks will now have the ability to utilize Microsoft Office apps for Android. Newer machines have the ability to download and run Android apps from Google Play store, which opens up the Chromebook to a wealth of new opportunities. Office apps can be used for free with a Microsoft account (which is also free), although people using a machine with a screen larger than 10 inches will need to purchase an Office 365 subscription.

If you are using an older Chromebook without the capability to run apps from the Google Play store, there’s still a way to access, edit, and create new Office documents. Simply head over to the browser-based Office Online for scaled-back yet useful functionality.

Source: NY Times

HP Releasing Two New Chromebook Models to release two new Chromebook models

There hasn’t been a great deal of Chromebook news from HP recently, but the wait is finally over! The company has just announced two new models for the education market; the Chromebook 11 G6 EE and Chromebook 14 G5, coming in at 11.6” and 14” respectively.

The 11 G6 EE is aimed at younger users, with its fun orange accents and rugged, reinforced chassis. Older students and educators are the focus of the 14 G5, which has an elegant grey color scheme and backlit keyboard. Both models boast Intel Celeron Apollo Lake processors with Intel HD Graphics 500, optional touchscreens, 180˚ fold-flat hinges, up to 8GB RAM, and eMMC storage up to 64GB.

Source: Engaged

Are Split Screen Android Apps Coming To Chromebook?

While this hasn’t been officially announced, users playing around with the Canary version of ChromeOS have been able to successfully demonstrate the Android split screen feature using the Dev Channel for version 64 in a feature called “Split View in Tablet Mode”. Although it’s unlikely to be an official feature until ChromeOS 65 or even 66, it’s encouraging to see an innovative Android capability becoming native to the Chromebook.

Source: Digital Trends

It’s an exciting time for Chromebooks innovation and the latest news show some of the integrations and new options we can expect to see in the near future! Now, where are our hoverboards?!?

New HP Chromebook 11- A Meta Review

By Chromebook, Reviews

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I try to find the best fit for the need with products made by great companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

For quite a while now ChromebookHQ has been convinced that the Chrome OS revolution will take place. From Google’s announcement of the CR-48, the first Chromebook ever built that got a lot of flack for everything about it, all the way through the Samsung 5 550, the Google Pixel and up to the HP Chromebook 11, I’ve been watching. And guess what, I’m still in love.

If the beautifully designed HP Chromebook 11 has done anything to change my love for Chromebooks then it has deepened the belief that Chrome OS is an OS that fills a need and that Chromebooks are the type of laptop computer that families and students happily spend a little money on. The numbers back me up. I called this post a meta review because I wanted to gather all the experts opinions on this new device and see what the views are of pundit filled tech media land. I’ve used the reviews from CNET, The Verge, Engadget, Forbes, PCWorld, PCPRO and Techradar.

But First, We Take A Look

CNET – full reviewHP Chromebook 11 CNET Chromebookhq


The HP Chromebook 11 has a sharp design, comfortable keyboard, bright IPS display, and loud speakers; it also works with Chromecast for living-room media sharing.


Nothing much new under the hood: only 16GB of storage, no SD card slot, and it drops the regular HDMI port that the otherwise similar-priced Samsung Chromebook had. No touch screen. Chromebook still not great as offline-ready device.

The Verge – full reviewOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


The device designed to unseat last year’s Samsung Chromebook at the top of the Amazon best-seller list, is the HP Chromebook 11. This 11.6-inch laptop is priced to move.
[And] if it’s “just a web browser,” it’s a beautiful one. The keyboard is solid, too: clicky and comfortable despite the cheap, plasticky feel of each of its keys.

Cheap, Solid keyboard, Chrome OS is impossibly easy to use

[ChromebookHQ comment] The Chromebook has become, and is for a long time now, the number one selling laptop out there. Both the number one and number two spot on the Amazon bestsellers list are taken up by Chromebooks. And you know what? The number two spot is already taken up by the new HP Chromebook 11 and right now you can only pre-order that one!


Without a touchscreen, or a better display, or better battery life, the Chromebook 11 doesn’t make a great case against tablets like the Nexus 10 or the iPad. And without more power and better performance, it’s really hard to recommend to anyone as their primary laptop.

Stuttery performance, Build materials can feel cheap, Problematic touchpad

Engadget – full reviewHP Chromebook 11 Engadget Chromebookhq


A well-built laptop with a bright IPS display and a decent keyboard for under 300 bucks is certainly worthy of a place on your comparison-shopping list. You’ll also be treated to several freebies: a free 100GB of storage on Google Drive for two years, a 60-day trial of Google Play Music All Access and 12 free sessions of Gogo in-flight internet.


Aside from the flaky touchpad, the biggest disadvantages — only 16GB of SSD storage, an operating system largely limited to Google’s own ecosystem — are part of what makes a Chromebook a Chromebook.

Forbes – full reviewHP Chromebook 11 open screen view Chromebookhq


With an improved screen, a solid feel and a very handy new charging system, this Chromebook has a lot going for it. HP uses a MicroUSB cable to charge, just like all Android phones and most other phones and cables.


Unfortunately there is no SD card reader and the only way to hook it up to an HDMI TV or monitor is with a special cable.

PCWorld – articleHP Chromebook 11 PCWorld Chromebookhq


The display has 176-degree viewing angles. The Chromebook’s speakers are “finely tuned,” and placed under the keyboard so the sound projects toward the user. In another nice touch, the new Chromebook charges via micro-USB


The tech specs are unchanged from last year’s model. There’s also no official word on an availability of an LTE model. We’ll have to see how the new Chromebook 11 performs in the real world, but it’s unlikely to work miracles for under 300 dollars.

[ChromebookHQ comment] Google was quick to say that a LTE model is coming soon. They couldn’t yet say anything on they pricing though.


PCPRO – full reviewHP Chromebook 11 PCPRO Chromebookhq


This 1.04kg laptop feels impressively tight and well-constructed for a bargain-basement price. The 11.6in IPS display is a huge leap forward. The bright, saturated colours and wide viewing angles are a significant step up from previous cheap-and-cheerful Chromebooks.


The burning question is whether Chrome OS can hold up its side of the bargain, and we’ll be giving it a thorough workout over the next week or so to find out. Keep an eye out for the full PC Pro verdict.

[ChromebookHQ comment] All in all PCPRO had a very positive tone in their review. No negatives were mentioned, as I would agree with of course. The only negative they could see is the above mentioned matter of Chrome OS being good enough, or not. And to that I say ‘fair enough’, conclusion is that if you like Chrome OS as much as I do, you’ll love the HP Chromebook 11.

Techradar – full reviewHP Chromebook 11 Techradar Chromebookhq


Simply put, this is the best Chromebook to have pitched its pearly-white tent in this price bracket. It looks great. It sports a sharp 11-inch (1366 x 768) display that provides wide viewing angles (176 degrees, to be exact) thanks to the inclusion of an IPS panel, which provides deep blacks and makes colours ‘pop’.

Great screen, Micro-USB charger, Design, Price


It certainly didn’t blow us away[keyboard and trackpad], and it may be the case that we would have to spend longer with the machine before making our mind up proper.

Average battery life, Keyboard, Chrome OS may be too limiting for some

The Meta Conclusion

It is a remarkable laptop, by all accounts. It is clear that in this joint effort by HP and Google they’ve tried to bring the awe inspiring design and experience of the Chromebook Pixel to an inexpensive device. The screen is the best you’ll find for a 11 inch display and even beats those of laptops four times more expensive. The HP Chromebook 11 scores big on its great keyboard, its USB charger, wonderful screen, 100GB free two year Drive space, cheerful design and of course, its ridiculously low price.

If you are looking for a second computer for at home, if you are a student that needs a cheap, good and safe laptop or you like the ultra fast booting Chrome OS experience than this machine is might just be what you are looking for.

Google announces the Chromebook for us all

By Chromebook, News, Reviews

Open Chromebook laptopIsn’t this what we were waiting for? A Chromebook that has all the yummy goodness the earlier Chromebook Series 5 models have to offer, but then for an acceptable price? I think that’s exactly what most of us were waiting for, and that’s precisely what Google delivered with the Chromebook Series 3.

Full disclosure: I am an Amazon affiliate which means I get a small commission in case you decide to purchase through the links provided in this article. If you do decide to buy though ChromebookHQ, thank you very much. I really appreciate you taking the time and effort doing so.

“It’s the best laptop that’s ever been designed at this price,” said senior vice president Sundar Pichai, “We really want users to think about this as one extra computer for your kitchen counter, one near the bed, maybe a computer for your kids or family.”

With that Sundar positions the Chromebook much the same as their tablet. Earlier this year Google shook up the tablet market by introducing the Nexus 7 Android tablet. A pure vanilla 7 inch tablet. As we now all know the latter one is selling like hot cakes,  not just here in the US but in Europe as well. It looks like Google took notice of that and is trying to replicate that success, or at least the strategy, by introducing a budget-friendly Chromebook.
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Chromebook series 5 550 and Chromebox review

By Chromebook, Chromebox, News, Reviews

Here is a great video review of the Chromebook series 5 550 and Chromebox by The Verge. There’s not much to be added to their thorough review. Only one bit to subtract and that’s the ‘I can do the same and more when I buy a cheap windows machine running the Chrome browser’ remark at the end. Just ignore it, it’s besides the point if you ask me. wrote a nice review and came up with this verdict: The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 offers an improved cloud-computing experience inside a slick and comfortable design, but it’s too pricey given its limited functionality. Read More

The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review

By Chromebook, Reviews

When you’re looking for a new, cutting-edge laptop that installs ever quicker OS updates and doesn’t require you to spend money on anti-virus software, the Samsung Series 5 3G 12.1-Inch Chromebook may be just what you’re looking for.

The innovative design makes this laptop different than any others on the market, as it uses a Google operating system only. This keeps the computer streamlined, giving users exactly what they need and nothing more to slow down the system. With a lightweight design, exceptionally long battery life and automatic updates, you’ll find this Samsung Chromebook to be a the perfect addition to your online world.

So what does the Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook get you tech wise?

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How much will a Chromebook cost?

By Chromebook, Reviews

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I try to find the best fit for the need with products made by great companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

So how much does a Chromebook cost to buy and own? With all the information out there on how little it costs for businesses and schools to own Chromebooks, the private owner seems to be overlooked a little. Especially when it comes to how much it costs to use a Chromebook. It is, after all, only really fun when you’re always connected.

There are two ways for your Chromebook to stay connected: you either latch on to the nearest free Wi-Fi network or you go 3G. The latter having a price tag you should keep track of. Both Acer and Samsung do however have  a Wi-Fi only model which keeps your usage cost at $0,- dollar. If you don’t go and make use of paid Wi-Fi excess in, say, hotels that is.
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