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What is a Chromebook?

Set up Your Chromebooks Printer

A Chromebook is a new computer designed to help you get things done faster and more efficiently. Powered by Google’s Chrome OS™, and featuring built-in, up-to-date virus protection along with Google apps and services like Gmail™, Google Calendar™, Docs, and Google Play™ (plus thousands more in the Chrome Web Store™). In addition, unlike traditional PCs, Chromebooks update themselves automatically for free, so you always have the latest and greatest version. At the same time, your stuff stays safe with Google Drive™ online file storage that’s automatically backed up. And Chromebooks play nicely with your other devices—your phone, tablet, or another computer—so you can stay in sync with your day from wherever you are.


Chromebook Reviews and Recommendations – 2022


Specifications I recommend include

  • 2 in1 – Laptop convertible to tablet with touchscreen
  • Processors Intel® Core™ i3 or better
  • 8 GB RAM or more
  • 64 GB or 128 GB Storage (SSD) or more
  • Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 or more
  • The ability to run Android apps.
  • USB type C charging

Nice things to have

  • Backlit keyboard
  • Good trackpad
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Pen support

Chromebook specs

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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 check the AUE date of any Chromebook
Before purchasing a Chromebook, you really should check the AUE date.
Google has a public list where you can look up the AUE date for all models of Chromebooks. Simply head over to the
Auto Update policy page and find your potential model in the list to see when that date will arrive.


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Recover your Chromebook – When your Chromebook’s operating system (OS) isn’t working properly, you can recover it. Recovery is removing and reinstalling the OS.

 

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