Laptop vs Chromebook: which is best for you?

Laptop vs Chromebook, a collage of a windows and a chromebook
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if you need a new creative workstation, the question of laptop vs Chromebook is one that everyone should consider. These machines are thin and light, with a faster web-based operating system, ChromeOS. With budgets getting tighter, many people are looking at Chromebooks as an alternative to the norm, and the best Chromebooks for students are a great alternative to Windows laptops and MacBooks. 

If you're not familiar with Chromebooks, they're a category of laptops pioneered by Google, that run the ChromeOS operating system as opposed to more bloated systems like MacOS or Windows. These laptops are designed to get things done easier and faster, by making use of cloud storage instead of local storage, and the lack of heavy software offers smoother performance and faster bootup speeds. 

Beth Nicholls
Ecommerce Writer

Beth is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. An avid music photographer and previous staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has a keen eye for content and knows just how to create it. Her background working as a tester for CeX has provided extensive knowledge surrounding the latest tech and gaming trends, and she studied Music Journalism too, so you'll probably find her at a gig. Basically, she's a total nerd with a Snorlax tattoo and a Master's degree in Photography, forever wishing she was Peter Parker. 

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