Learn What A Chromebook Can Do
Whether you own a Chromebook or not, right here is where you start learning how to use it. Interested in buying a Chromebook, but afraid they’re a bit too different from Windows laptops and MacBooks? Or, perhaps you already own a Chromebook, but you’ve yet to explore its capabilities.
- Basically, these are laptops with nothing but a browser, but not with the kind of weight the word “laptop” has come to carry with it.
- You can work offline on a Chromebook. Read your Gmail and compose new messages, view your Google Calendar, edit documents in Google Drive…
- What applications can I run on my Chromebook? – Mostly web-based applications, which Google just calls “Apps,” but also Extensions, which latch directly onto the browser and allow for interaction and notifications.
- No Outlook, nor Microsoft Office, Lotus, Skype, Photoshop, or anything with an installer. Chromebooks are meant to work on the web. However, the online version of Office 365 can be accessed using a Chromebook.
- Working with attachments, thumb drives, or files is no problem. Chromebooks have lightweight file managers that can read from USB sticks, SD cards from cameras, and plugged-in storage devices, such as phones. The solid-state hard drives aren’t big, maybe 32, 64, or 128 Gb, but they’re designed to be just big enough to hold a file, then upload it to a service like Picasa Web Albums, Dropbox, Google Drive, Gmail, or other places – which the file system provides quick links to.
- What’s the value of a Chromebook over a cheap netbook, or even an iPad? Chromebooks have a better keyboard and trackpads than Netbooks, and obviously a much better keyboard than onscreen iPads keyboard. They also have tremendous battery life, fast boot-ups, and none of the maintenance and fiddling of a traditional Windows, Mac, or Linux system.
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Chromebook Help Video
- How To Setup A New Chromebook and Adjust Settings! – By Nessie Ruiz youtube.com
- Got A New Chromebook? 10 Things You Need To Know – By Chrome Unboxed youtube.com VIDEO
It is pretty easy to get lost in all this Chrome OS news on a daily basis and forget the large number of users who may be sitting in front of a Chromebook for the very first time today.
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Set up Your Chromebooks Printer
You can print from your Chromebook using most printers that connect to Wi-Fi or a wired network. Currently, Chromebooks don’t support Bluetooth printing.
Tip: You can also use a USB cable to connect your printer to your Chromebook. When you use a cable, you’ll see a notification. Follow any on-screen instructions. Your printer won’t need to be connected to Wi-Fi if it is directly connected to your Chromebook.
- How to print from Chrome OS without using Google Cloud Print Chrome help page
- Step by Step with illustrations by DigitalTrends.com