Switch to Chromebook

Switch to Chromebook

If you want a computer that is smart, secure and ready when you are, it’s time for a Chromebook.

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What is a Chromebook?

Chromebooks aren’t like other laptops. They run Chrome OS, an operating system made by Google. They are powerful, so they can handle what’s important to you and designed in a way that makes them easy to use. Watch this video to learn even more about the new way to laptop.

Chrome OS

Chrome OS is the speedy, simple and secure operating system that powers every Chromebook

How do I make the switch?

Switching from Mac or Windows is as easy as logging in. In just three simple steps, you’ll find your files and photos ready to go on your new Chromebook.

Chromebooks come in all shapes and sizes

Chromebooks come in
all shapes and sizes

Find your perfect Chromebook

If you’re looking for a computer that’s fast, secure, and smart, you’ll find it all in your next Chromebook.

Questions about switching?

Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about switching to Chromebook.

A Chromebook is a computer that runs Chrome OS—the fast, simple and secure operating system that powers all Chromebooks. Chromebooks’ software is designed and built by Google, then paired with hardware from leading brands like HP, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, Acer and ASUS.

Chrome OS is designed to be intuitive so making the switch is as easy as possible. It runs the apps you know and love from Google Play and comes with helpful features like the Google Assistant.

Yes! Chromebooks are great for working and studying at home, because:

Built in security: Chromebooks keep you safe from malware thanks to multiple layers of security and automatic updates.

Simple setup: Simply log into your Google Account to get going, and access your Google Drive files and Chrome preferences on your new Chromebook.

Easy access to Google services: Google Meet works seamlessly with Chromebooks for easy collaboration with colleagues.

No monitor? No problem: Cast your Chrome browser tabs to Chromecast-enabled TVs or use Virtual Desks to expand your desktop.

Google Play apps: Access apps on your Chromebook for getting things done and for staying entertained, like Microsoft Word and Netflix.

Good for family use: Add users to share your Chromebook with the whole family.

Digital wellbeing: Digital wellbeing tools like Night Light and Do Not Disturb help you set boundaries with work and maintain a healthy relationship with technology.

Yes! Just log into your Google Drive account and you’ll find your backed-up files on your new Chromebook. Chromebooks also come with apps like Gmail and Google Docs built-in, so you’ll feel right at home with the productivity staples you use every day.

All Chromebooks have the Everything Button. It’s one button to find your things fast. Press it to search Google, your Drive, apps, files and more — all from one place. You may know this key by another name - the “Launcher” or “Search” button. We wanted a name that could explain why the button is so useful for finding everything you need for doing research, finishing homework, making a new recipe, and more.

No problem - Chromebooks will keep you entertained and productive, even offline.

Check your emails with Gmail offline mode.

Balance budgets or plan parties with Google Sheets and Docs offline mode.

Look up your schedule in the Google calendar app.

Organize your to do list in Google Keep.

Watch a movie with the Netflix app*.

Listen to your favorite podcast on the Pocket Casts app.

Save web pages when browsing on Chrome for future offline reading.

*subscription required

Yes. You can download the Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps on your Chromebook, or access through the web, to collaborate and stay productive anytime, anywhere on any device. Chromebooks also come with Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, which allow you to work on your files with multiple people at once across all your devices.

There are lots of advantages to storing your files in the cloud. Files saved in your My Drive folder are automatically backed up if your Chromebook gets misplaced. Plus, everything is encrypted with the best of Google security protocols.

Every Chromebook comes with built in security protection so you’re safe from the moment you open your new Chromebook. Chrome OS also comes with multiple layers of security and updates without interruption.

Switching to a Chromebook is simple. Just drop your files into Google Drive on your soon-to-be-old computer and then log into your Google account on your new Chromebook. Voila! All your stuff will be there waiting for you.

Your new Chromebook comes with many perks—an exclusive offer could be one of them! You may qualify for software benefits and discounted apps when you purchase a new Chromebook.

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