What is a Chromebook?

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What IS a Chromebook? Maybe you’ve never gotten to use a Chromebook, maybe you’ve never owned a Chromebook, or maybe you’ve never even heard of a Chromebook! Here’s the lowdown on what a Chromebook is.


When it comes to speed, Chromebooks are unmatched. These devices boot up fast and update without interruption, so they’re always working at peak performance. You’ll never lose a moment of productivity to a slow start. Whether you’re answering an urgent email, taking notes in class, or just relaxing at home, just open it up and get going. Chrome OS is designed to be fast and responsive, so your device reacts quickly even when you’re streaming videos or have multiple tabs and apps open.

Chrome OS updates automatically and without interruptions, so your Chromebook is always running the latest and greatest software without breaking your work flow. There are other great features like Smart Lock which aid your speed, allowing you to use your Android phone to unlock your Chromebook without touching the keyboard, so you can switch between devices without missing a beat.


Chrome devices make your productivity simpler than ever. If you have a Google account you’re ready to go! Just log in with your Google account upon turning on the device, and your Chrome settings, Gmail, Drive account, and more will be immediately available to you. You’ll also have instant access to things like Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides—so you’ll never have to worry about downloading Office programs again.

Need to edit some photos? Your Chromebook is ready for that. Want to watch some media or listen to some music? Your Chromebook is ready for that too. Are these built-in features not enough? If so, you’ll also have access to the Google Play Store, giving you access to an insanely large suite of Android applications that you can now use without issue on your Chrome devices.


Chrome devices and Chrome OS also offer unparalleled security. From the moment you open your Chromebook, you’re protected by multiple layers of security to defend against malware and viruses. Every Chromebook is built with a Google Security Chip, which encrypts and protects your most sensitive on-device data. Sandboxing separates the important functions of your Chromebook. That way, if you encounter malware in one program, it stays contained and quarantined.

What is a Chromebook

Chromebooks support multiple accounts, so you always have your own space—even on a shared computer. With a simple login, all your apps, preferences, settings and files are ready and waiting for you. Lastly, Chromebooks go through a verified boot process when they start up and automatically revert to a prior version if they detect anything unsafe.

There’s the run-down on Chromebooks. If you have any other questions, you can reach our support team at support@promevo.com.

If you would like to learn more about Chrome, like how to Powerwash your Chromebook or read through a guide to Chrome security, check out our Knowledge Base.



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