Why Chromebooks are great for students
Power through uni life with one of these awesome Chromebooks
23 Jul 2020
If someone in your family is heading off to university, then they need a good laptop. A Chromebook could be just what they need – think of them as a new breed of laptop, built around going online. They’re perfect for students for lots of reasons…
Why is a Chromebook so good for students?
Chromebooks are packed with benefits to help any good student breeze through university life:
A choice of over 1,000,000 apps
Chrome is the only operating system that give you access to over a million apps.
First of all, you’ve got some great built-in apps like Google Docs – a great word processor that can handle tons of coursework.
You can also access Google Play. That’s the same app store used by Android phones, giving you the choice of over a million apps – along with loads of great music, movies and books.
Everything opens almost instantly when you start up your Chromebook, so you’ll spend less time waiting and more time getting stuck into your studies.
Light and thin design
Chromebooks are slim and lightweight. You can easily slip one into your bag and head off to lectures without being weighed down.
All day battery life
Don't worry if you turn up at a lecture with no charger. Chromebooks are famous for their long-lasting battery life, so you’ll be able to keep going all day long.
Inbuilt and online storage
Chromebooks have plenty of room to store your favourite content, files and apps offline. So you can still crack on with work even when you don’t have access to Wi-Fi.
You don’t have to worry about storage space either. With a Chromebook, files are saved online to Google Drive. This is Google’s secure online storage service, and you get a chunk of free space when you buy a Chromebook. Plus, your work is automatically saved as you type – so no more excuses for lost coursework.
Safe and secure
Your Chromebook comes with built-in security and automatic updates, so you never need to worry about it crashing and losing all your stuff. Each time you switch on your Chromebook, it’ll check for updates and install any that come up – without needing to restart.
Avoid distractions with ‘Do not disturb’
Always getting distracted from your work by messages pinging up on your screen? When you need to focus and meet a deadline, you can switch on Do Not Disturb to stop notifications from distracting you.
Great for entertainment
Chromebooks can keep you entertained too. At the end of a hard day’s studying you can play games, watch movies and scroll through your social feeds on the large and bright Full HD display.
The price is right
Chromebooks are famous for being great value. Regular laptops need lots of onboard memory for storing documents and software, but Chromebooks do most of that online. This helps keep costs down, so you won’t have to break the bank to get a super-portable laptop for coursework, homework and studies.
Choose your Chromebook
This Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5i ticks all the boxes, so keep an eye out for it. It’s got a neat convertible design, a 13-inch Full HD display that looks great, and a powerful 10th-gen Intel Core processor. It’s super-fast and responsive – even when you’re multitasking and juggling loads of tasks at once!