Network Synergy Blog

Clearing Up Some Chromebook Confusion

Clearing Up Some Chromebook Confusion

Chromebooks might be simple, but they aren’t as limited as you might think they are. They might have once been limited, but more recent models are much more capable of accomplishing just as much, if not more, than any of their previous iterations. Here are some of the most common misconceptions that people have about Chromebooks.

As a word of caution, many of the counterpoints that we have about Chromebooks refer to their more recent versions. Older and less expensive Chromebooks may not have some of these capabilities.

“Chromebooks Can’t Run Your Business Applications”
We think that this assumption jumps the gun a little too much, as the older Chromebooks have come a long way in terms of compatibility with helpful solutions. The general idea behind the Chromebook was once that it only runs the Chrome Internet browser, making it much more lightweight than other solutions. However, it can now run applications developed for Android, Windows, and Linux, and - even better - it has the capability to run all of these in the same user session.

This added functionality alone is enough of a reason to consider a Chromebook for your less intensive needs. Chromebooks have even more functionality if you’re willing to get creative with how you use your applications and operating systems. Since a Chromebook is compatible with Linux, it has become a popular platform for developers, and its Android support also allows for access to all of the photo editing applications that they might have access to on their mobile device.

“You Need the Internet to Be Productive”
Since Chromebooks are designed with the intent of using the Chrome web browser and the cloud to their fullest, many users believe that they absolutely require an Internet connection in order to be effective. Again, this used to be the case, but Chromebooks can utilize more offline modes than ever before. You can work on files offline and have them sync to the cloud later. There are also extensions available through the Chrome Web Store that can allow for this kind of functionality.

“Chromebooks Can Be Cheap and Limiting”
While it’s true that there are budget-friendly Chromebooks out there, that doesn’t mean that their capabilities fall short of your needs. After all, you get what you pay for. If you’re looking for a budget device that can accomplish many of the same functions as a web browser and its connected apps, then a Chromebook could suit your needs just fine. To an extent, you can consider a Chromebook a little more valuable in the flexibility department, as it can really help having access to all of those extensions and Android applications. In a way, this makes it better than Windows and macOS to a certain degree. Too many extensions can slow down a Chrome browser on a desktop, whereas a Chromebook doesn’t seem to have this issue.

Granted, the more functionality a Chromebook has, the higher the price tag. In this sense, a Chromebook is no different from your typical laptop. Network Synergy can help you determine which solution is best for your business. To learn more, reach out to us at 203.261.2201.

Should High-Speed Internet Access Be a Luxury?
Do You Know All the Things an MSP Can Do?


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Thursday, November 15, 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab

QR-Code dieser Seite

Sign Up

  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Blog Categories

      Environment Server Battery IT Solutions Smartphone Encryption Documents CIO Gadgets IT service Tech Term Remote Support Excel Favorites Cortana Document Management Solid State Drive How To Trainging Scary Stories Google Analytics Project Management Computer Repair Privacy Tip of the Work Google Calendar Tech Support Zero-Day Threat Google Wallet Bluetooth Cybersecurity Domains Specifications IT Support Running Cable Hacking Hiring/Firing Alert 3D Computing Infrastructure BYOD The Internet of Things Display Touchscreen Recovery Government Going Green Business Owner Bring Your Own Device How To Office Tips Education Hosted Solutions Identity Theft Data storage Hard Disk Drive Disaster Recovery Relocation Inbound Marketing Budget Memory Virus Business Intelligence Business Hosted Solution Users Malware Servers Managed IT Trending Legislation Text Messaging Human Error Phone System Mail Merge Managed Service Staffing Holiday Presentation Undo Hard Drive Electronic Health Records Mouse Best Practices Drones IT Management IoT Nanotechnology Operations Technology Laws Dark Web Automation Proactive IT Unified Threat Management Enterprise Resource Planning Black Friday Staff Emoji Recycling Heating/Cooling Public Cloud Typing Logs Flexibility LiFi Chromebook Disaster Resistance Printing Notifications Data Security Efficiency Private Cloud GPS Network Congestion Tip of the Week Compliance Gadget SaaS Cloud Computing USB Fax Server Word Google Drive Virtualization Email Router Tracking Business Technology Break Fix Spyware Permission Websites Instant Messaging Telephony Automobile Saving Time Software as a Service Cables Vulnerabilities Best Practice WiFi Google Maps Screen Reader Tip of the week Cameras Computer Mobile Data Facebook Humor Business Growth Chrome Paperless Office Assessment Printer Physical Security Data Backup Licensing Apps Law Firm IT Mobile Computing Computing Microsoft Excel SharePoint Hacker Social Media Shortcut Vulnerability Asset Tracking Data Vendor Management Mobile Devices Gaming Console Web Server IT Consulting Windows 10 Utility Computing Printers Google Cybercrime Windows 10 Sports Saving Money Phishing Print Server Black Market Redundancy Downloads Mobile Device Samsung Cryptocurrency Managed Services Provider Unified Threat Management Employee-Employer Relationship Upgrades Customer Relationship Management Business Continuity Firefox CrashOverride Cost Management Machine Learning Wireless Point of Sale Productivity Backup Scam Cloud Server Management Internet Cyberattacks Digital Payment Debate Law Enforcement Cleaning Taxes Big Data Video Surveillance Operating System Corporate Profile Digital Signature Lenovo Authorization Cookies Botnet IT Services Digital Intranet Passwords Software Infrastructure WPA3 Politics Migration Remote Workers Business Computing Content Filtering Consultation Network Scheduling Ransomware Thank You Android Hacks Money Fleet Tracking High-Speed Internet Comparison Uninterrupted Power Supply Star Wars Modem Data Breach Meetings Access Control Marketing Mobile Device Management Downtime Networking Motherboard Knowledge Enterprise Content Management Remote Monitoring and Management Windows PDF Multi-Factor Security Legal Virtual Private Network Apple Sync Supercomputer Disaster Google Docs Collaboration Conferencing Streaming Media Laptop Quick Tips Augmented Reality Virtual Reality Data Recovery Avoiding Downtime Techology Gmail IT Support Regulations Permissions Halloween Social Spam Crowdsourcing Development Cooperation Cache Save Money Mobility Workplace Tips Secruity Computers Telephone Systems Miscellaneous Proactive YouTube Consumers Website Unsupported Software Managed IT Services Communication IT Technicians Wireless Technology IBM Network Management Security Data Management Personal Information Health Distributed Denial of Service Tablet Internet Exlporer Mirgation 5G Mobile Security Social Engineering Computer Accessories Windows 8 Business Management Skype User Error Monitors Test Congratulations Data Loss Wi-Fi Service-based Business Best Available 3D Printing Mobile Managed IT services Retail Time Management Risk Management VPN Antivirus PC Care Save Time CCTV PowerPoint E-Commerce Information Webinar Twitter Two-factor Authentication Food Consulting Applications Charger Microsoft IT Consultant Bitcoin Data Warehousing Training Safety Backup and Disaster Recovery Hackers Deep Learning IT budget Refrigeration Authentication Fun Address Value eWaste Start Menu Social Networking Microsoft Office Wires Work Station Chatbots File Sharing Settings Troubleshooting Identities Online Currency HIPAA Backups Managed Service Provider VoIP Public Speaking Superfish End of Support Managed IT Service Administration Search Smartphones Office Remote Computing Writing Patch Management Current Events Employer-Employee Relationship LinkedIn OneNote Files User Hotspot Competition communications Virtual Desktop Technology Computer Care Webcam Network Security Managing Stress Smart Technology Robot Electronic Medical Records User Tips Crowdfunding Programming Net Neutrality Blockchain App Artificial Intelligence Customer Service Upgrade Language Administrator Cyber Monday Mobile Technology Hardware Macro Bookmarks Alt Codes Identity Browser Fraud Tutorials eBay Outsourced IT Features Software Tips Company Culture Processors MSP Management iPhone Monitoring Healthcare Password BDR Smart Tech Hard Drives Small Business Read Only Statistics Bandwidth Help Desk Experience Productivity Office 365 Information Technology Cabling Motion sickness Innovation Co-managed IT IP Address Regulation Connectivity Outlook Travel Maintenance Windows 8.1 Update Entrepreneur Buisness Finance Firewall History Leadership Application Error Unified Communications Analyitcs Technology Tips Geography Work/Life Balance Alerts Internet of Things Mobile Office People Storage Wearable Technology Remote Monitoring Lithium-ion Battery G Suite Piracy Employees

      Latest Blogs

      Data backup can be the difference between a business that fails and a business that succeeds. After all, if an organization suffers from a data loss incident so bad that it has to ...

      Latest News

      Our Site Has Launched!


      Welcome to Our New Site!
      We are proud to announce the unveiling of our new website at Network Synergy!

      Read more ...

      Contact Us

      Learn more about what Network Synergy can do for your business.


      Call us today    203.261.2201

      Fax Number :    203-261-2935

      126 Monroe Turnpike
      Trumbull, Connecticut 06611

      facebook twitter linkedin #youtube