My Google Chromebook brings together all the expert advice and easy, step-by-step know-how you’ll need to make the most of your new Google Chromebook —in no time! Chromebooks are laptop computers that are entirely based on Google Chrome OS, cloud-based OS that is a radical departure from traditional Windows and Mac OSes. Because of its web-based nature, using a Chromebook and the Chrome OS is quite a bit different from using a traditional notebook PC and Microsoft Windows. To get the most use out of your new Chromebook, you need to become familiar with how cloud computing works - as well as all the ins and outs of your new Chromebook. You’ll find all that and more here!
This full-color, fully-illustrated book simplifies even the trickiest of tasks. You’ll find step-by-step instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do. Coverage includes quickly setting up your Chromebook, logging in, and getting productive. You’ll master Google’s web-centric Chrome OS and you’ll learn to reliably connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi, 3G, or even Ethernet.
You’ll also learn how to:
· Monitor 3G usage to avoid costly overages
· Manage files stored on the web or your own flash drives
· Play and edit online media
· Browse and search the Web
· Discover great new Chrome extensions and Apps for fun, family, and social networking
· Safely share your Chromebook with other users
· Work with free or low-cost web-based productivity tools
· Configure Chromebook for more security, privacy, performance, and battery life
· Save time with built-in shortcuts
· Troubleshoot and recover from problems
About the Author
Michael Miller is a prolific and popular writer of non-fiction books, known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. He writes about a variety of topics, including technology, business, and music. His best-selling books for Que include Using Google Advanced Search, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics,Windows 7 Your Way,Your First Notebook PC, and Facebook for Grown-Ups. Worldwide, his books have sold more than one million copies.
Most helpful customer reviews
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful.
By Auntie Em
I wanted to know more about the Chromebook, but couldn't find much information written about it. This book contains everything I wanted to know about what a Chromebook is, and clearly explains what it can and can't do. It points out the similarities and differences between Chrome and other operating systems, discusses using the Cloud, identifies why some things won't work and explains ways to get around the limitations. I found the book informative and very helpful.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
cross between a laptop and a tablet, has the benefits of both and more
By Maureen Prince
It is not even available in Canada yet, so had some difficulty getting it to work but Bell Canada figured out a work-a-round. It works like a charm, fast and sure. I like that it is something in berween a laptop and a tablet, has the benefits of both; an attached keyboard but very light because of it's unique operating system, all apps available like a tablet. It doesn't run on Windows so to me that is a plus. Windows 8 is a monster to get used to. Also, love the look, slimlined and silver.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
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If your an Android User this is for you
Fast, Simple to use and overall a very inexpensive laptop.
If your using your laptop to just surf the web and check your email then this little guy is perfect.
And don't forget all the free apps that Google has in the store.
Also you get a lot of free cloud storage from Google as well.
So simple my mother can use it!