You’ve probably seen the term Chromebook mentioned on the internet, and you might be wondering what they are, and how they differ from regular laptops.
In this guide we’ll explain what a Chromebook is, list the pros and cons of the devices, and help you decide whether or not a Chromebook is right for you.
If you’re after in-depth buying advice on specific models, check out our Should I Buy a Chromebook?
Essentially, Chromebooks are light and cheap laptops that run Google’s ChromeOS operating system.
ChromeOS has evolved since then, so you can now install apps – including Android apps – and use it without an internet connection, but it’s still more limited than Windows 10 and macOS.
It also means Chromebooks have impressively long battery lives, easily lasting a whole work day on a single charge.