Chromebooks and laptops...what's the difference?
All of the district's desktop computers use Microsoft Windows as their operating system. Chromebooks on the other hand use a version of the Google Chrome browser as their operating system. That means Chromebooks have some definite strengths and weaknesses.
fully integrated with Google Apps for Education
great for anything internet-based
able to work on Google Drive documents, even without an internet connection
fast - Chromebooks use solid-state drives, which means no moving pieces, which means faster start up, use, and shut down
no Windows updates
changes made to Chrome, like bookmarks, extensions, etc., automatically travel from one device to another because they are saved to your account settings in the cloud
no standalone programs - you can't install things like Word
while you can edit drive documents offline, Chromebooks really shine when they have an internet connection
not networked - you can't access your H: drive at school on a Chromebook