Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Chromebook - Options

One of the drawbacks to using a Chromebook was the lack of having Office available. Now that is not a problem anymore. Office is available as an app through the Chrome store. That is not the only option though. Apple has made it's apps available as well through iCloud. So, there are several options when it comes to using basic "office" apps on a Chromebook. You can use the standard applications for Chromebook, Google Drive. You can use the Microsoft Office applications. Or, you can also use the Apple applications. What is even better is that you can use them all for free!

There is one drawback though. You have to be online to use their full function. There are some who think this is a huge drawback, but I don't. In fact, I like this feature. The best part of Chromebook is that there is no software to physically download to the solid state drive on the laptop. All the software is online, which means there is little chance of getting a virus. Security is also better as a result. With all the new free applications and the added security of using software online, Chromebook delivers the absolute best value for under $300! (Or $200 if you buy the least expensive system, which is what I did).

What do you think?