Task. What Chromebook Should You Buy?

What’s Not to Like?

Whether you’re in the market for a tablet or notebook computer, a Chromebook certainly sounds like a contender for your purchase dollars. But Chromebooks aren’t for everyone; there are some limitations in using a Chromebook for your computing and web surfing. In particular, consider the following:

You need an Internet connection. Because Chrome OS is a web-based operating system, a Chromebook is virtually useless if you can’t connect to the Internet. You use the Internet to connect to both your applications and documents, so if you don’t have an Internet connection, you can’t access anything, even your own documents. A dead Internet connection means no work, period—and, in areas where ...

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