The first Chromebook google made itself, and it is the one you need to consider before buying a Apple Macbook Air. Because we think
it is the best notebook we had ever met apart from Macbook.
From the experience of Apple, what made Macbook a good notebook? Escape from Windows is the only way. Apple is the most successful company to sell hardware with its wonderful software. IOS made iPhone different from Android, which makes the phone faster and smoother. Google this time had done a right thing. For Chromebook, google had developed a specific OS for them, ChromeOS.
Although the ChromeOS is base on Android, but google had made some adjustments, making ChromeOS works perfectly to give a device which is preferably to be used for working.
Google I/O 2016 has been really very impressive this year. With the Android apps supporting, this makes the Chromebook be competitive with the Macbook as this gives usera a larger variety of apps to use for, and sync with the Android of their mobiles. Also in the future, it can be supportive with the coming Google VR space and Google home.
Google Chromebook Pixel 32GB i5-3427U 1.8 4G Ram Touch Screen
How thin Google Chromebook are? We need to admi that Macbook Air had made a worldwide specification for that. No other devices can beat. Even some of the manufacturers have made products that can beat Macbook air in thinness, but they do need to scarify in other areas.
However, Apple had made a great balance on performance and thinness. How can Apple achieve this? Because of the wireless and cloud storage. You can think in this way – does Macbook Air have many connector? No. Everything is on wireless and only one or two USB connector(s). Why? Because this is the main area that can be done to limit the weights.
Google did it in the same way. Google provide the Chromebook users to be connected to millions of servers with the ChromeOS to access files, videos, photos, document…etc.
Here’s are the specification of Chromebook:
Dimensions: 11.7” x 8.8” x 0.6” / 297.7mm x 224.55mm x 15.3mm
Weight: 3.3 lbs/ 1.5 Kg
Screen: 12.85” display with a web-friendly 3:2 aspect ratio, 2560 x 1700, at 239 PPI, 400 nit screen, 178° extra- wide viewing angle
Processor: Intel Core i5 Processor, 2.2GHz or Intel Core i7 processor, 2.4GHz
Inputs: Multi-touch screen, Backlit Chrome keyboard, Fully clickable, etched-glass trackpad
Battery: Up to 12 hours of battery life
Ports & Connectors:
2 USB Type-C (up to 5 Gbps data, 4K display out with optional HDMI or DisplayPort adapter, 60W charging), 2 USB 3.0 ports, SD Card, Headphone/Mic combo
Camera: 720P HD Wide Angle camera with Blue Glass
Memory: 8GB or 16GB of RAM
Storage: 32GB or 64GB of Flash Storage
Wireless: 802.11ac Wireless with support for A/B/G/N/AC, 2.4 and 5ghz, 2×2 spatial streams, Bluetooth 4.0 BR/EDR/LE Smart Ready controller
Audio: High Power Stereo Speakers, Dual Microphones, Headset jack, Support for headset with microphone
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Integrated)
You can see that, in weight. Macbook Air 13′ is 0.92 kg. Chromebook is heavier. Maybe Macbook is the best. And in the appearance side, i need to admit that even Macbook mey not be the best for everyone, but no one would say it is ugly.
But Chromebook provide another thing: touchscreen. Apple didn’t put the touchscreen technology in Macbook. Maybe they think that iPad Pro has this features already. However, we must admit customers are greedy. If I ask you ‘ Do u want touchscreen?’, I bet no one will answer ‘No’.
You might say: “Google ChromeOS, I hadn’t use before. I think OS X. is the best. ” But don’t forget Chromebook only costs half of the Macbook. Um..So, I must say put a second thought on considering buying Chromebook also when you consider buying Macbook Air.