What's the difference between a laptop and a Chromebook?

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What's the difference between a laptop and a Chromebook?

This page compares a Chromebook to other laptops. Chromebooks are budget-friendly Windows laptops and MacBooks that run on Google’s Chrome OS, so Windows and macOS programs can’t be used on them. However, there are still a lot of advantages to using a Chromebook over a Windows or macOS laptop, such as automatic updates and the ability to automatically back up your files in the cloud.

Chromebooks have an advantage over Windows laptops and MacBooks because they’re generally far less expensive. If you don’t need the full functionality of a Windows or macOS device, a Chromebook may be your best bet. On this page, we’ll explain the differences between Chromebooks and other laptops .

Chromebooks are great alternatives to Windows 10 laptops or MacBooks. Don’t let the price fool you—these devices run on the Google operating system Chrome OS, meaning they can be much faster than machines running Windows or macOS. Chromebooks are also smaller and lighter than both of these laptop types.

A Chromebook is a popular choice among college students who aren’t interested in playing advanced PC games or using high-end video editing software. Chromebooks feature the user-friendly Google Chrome operating system, which means that Windows and macOS programs won’t run on these devices. Chromebooks are also known for their long battery life and portability (they’re lightweight and have smaller screens, making them easy to carry).

Chromebooks don’t have hardware keyboards like Macbooks or Windows laptops do–this type of keyboard uses physical buttons that are found below the screen of the laptop.

The power of the Chromebook is its operating system which is both extremely versatile and energy-efficient. Since the Chromebook uses Google Docs for word processing, Gmail for emailing, and Google’s suite of productivity programs for spreadsheets and presentations, its processing needs are cut dramatically. That translates to a battery that will last longer than a MacBook’s or Windows laptop’s battery. You can use it all day at work, then check your email on the commuter train or watch a movie on the flight home.

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When we set up our store in 2008 our goal at Hi-Tech Fones & Computers was clear: to become the best Mobile Phone and Computer Store in the Bolton, Bury and Wigan area. Known as one of the top Farnworth phone shops. To do that, we provide an unrivalled selection of the best quality parts and extraordinary customer service. Our comprehensive warranties and professional support ensure our customers’ total satisfaction even after their order/repair is complete.

We strongly believe that honesty and transparency in our line of work is vitally important therefore we undertake most of the repairs in front of our customers for their peace of mind. This practice is very rare to observe in the industry which has been a reason amongst others for our success over the years and has lead to the popularity of our business to the new heights. We also easy accessible from places like Bury, Walkden, Farnworth and Horwich Bolton.

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