Chromebooks have become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to their affordability, security, and ease of use. But for users who need a bit more power and versatility, there’s now Chromebook Plus.
Chromebook Plus is a new category of Chromebooks that offer twice the performance of traditional Chromebooks. They also come with more powerful processors, more memory, and more storage. This makes them ideal for users who need to run more demanding applications, such as video editing software, or who need to store large amounts of data.
All Chromebook Plus laptops come with the the following guaranteed hardware specs:
- CPU: Intel Core i3 12th Gen or above, or AMD Ryzen 3 7000 series or above
- RAM: 8GB+
- Storage: 128GB+
- Webcamera: 1080p+ with Temporal Noise Reduction
- Display: Full HD IPS or better display
So that was all about the announcement of the “upgraded” hardware features of Chromebook Plus.
Now can we think of the reasons why Chromebook was introduced in the first place and what is the purpose of a computer running a cloud-based operating system?
The first thing that comes to mind is to have all the processing power remain on the cloud. So all your precious files are securely stored in the cloud. So you use cloud based applications to run your day-to-day tasks. Which eventually saves the cost of having high end hardware on your laptop. Which would save more battery and let your laptop run through the day without a charger.
Google wants to equip you with running Photoshop on your Chromebook laptop. Wants to have AI generated wallpapers light up your laptop. With all that around, i would give up any hope that the laptop would still run the entire 10 hour working day without a charge.
Where do all these benefits of the original thought of a Chromebook go now?
If you have such a powerful specs on your laptop, would you still prefer Chromebook over installing Linux?