When we introduced Chromebooks four years ago, we wanted to build a laptop for the way people use computers today. They needed to be fast, easy to use, and secure by default. Since then, we’ve worked with our partners to build many laptops that solve those everyday hassles.
Since launching Chromebooks here in India, we’ve been working to ensure that Chromebooks work in an environment where connectivity can be spotty, and many people’s first experiences with technology are through a phone rather than a laptop. There are now many more apps that work offline and more Android apps coming to the Chrome Web Store.
New affordable and quality Chromebooks
Following on from last year’s releases, a host of new Chromebooks will soon be available in India.
- The XOLO Chromebook, featuring 8 hours of battery life, will be available in the next few days at Snapdeal.
- The Nexian Chromebook, featuring a rugged construction, is now available from Amazon at from Rs 12999.
- And in the coming months, the latest units from ASUS including the Chromebook Flip and C201 and Samsung will be available from local retailers.
Chromebooks come to school
Easy to use, easy to share, and easy to manage, Chromebooks have proved a hit with teachers and students around the world. In fact, according to IDC’s latest report on tablets and laptops in K-12 education, Chromebooks were the best-selling device in the U.S. last year. Now Chromebooks are available for schools and educational institutions nationally.
Super-fast to boot up with built in security and virus protection, Chromebooks help teachers and students get straight down to learning. They also come with Google Apps for Education which make it easy to create, learn and collaborate. With the Chromebook Management Console administrators can set up and manage up to thousands of Chromebooks from a computer or phone. Plus, regular updates from Google mean that Chromebooks actually get better over time, reducing schools’ maintenance and software costs.
Chrome OS heads to work
We’re also helping you bring the productivity benefits of Chromebooks to work with the launch of Chromebooks for Businesses and Chromebox for meetings. Chromebox for meetings brings together Hangouts, Google Apps and easy-to-manage chromebox, making it simple and affordable for any company to have high-definition video meetings.
You can find out more about Chromebooks for Education, Chromebooks for Business and Chromebox for Meetings here.
Posted by Smita Hashim, Global Product Manager and Frequent Flier