Google are preparing to launch their new laptop the Google Chromebook.
What is it?
Bascially, it’s a browser in a laptop and nothing much else. All content is stored in Google’s cloud (internet).
Why would I want that?
Well, many people will not like that – fair enough! However, others may see some advantages especially if they spend a lot of time on the internet:
- Less hassle – forget about running anti-virus, installing programs, configuring the operating system. Switch it on and away you go.
- Less worries – all your data is in the Google cloud and can be accessed from any computer or internet enabled device. If it doesn’t need AV then surely it’s a safer way to browse the web?
Here’s the pitch from Google:
Is this simpler approach, with less technical barriers, a good device to get more people online?
Personally, I think it is.