Chromebooks vs. Windows 10 – Best Web Browsing, Specs and Price

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Chromebooks have been designed specially for office work that revolves around using a web browser and when they devices were first launched customers were hesitant to buy them since the devices were something entirely new on the market, but it seems like the Chromebooks are seeing great success and have huge sale percentage sales. The devices are powered by the user friendly Chrome OS and more importantly they are cheap, being priced around $159. Microsoft saw the Chromebooks as competition and as a response to that they allowed Windows 8 owners to upgrade their OS to Windows 10 for free until July 29th 2016 also the tech giant improved the start menu and added the virtual assistant Cortana. Microsoft’s Windows Laptop is also very affordable, being priced around $200. The two devices go head to head on the market, and right now we will compare the two platforms to see which one comes out victorious.

Web Browsing

As its name implies, the Chromebooks uses Chrome browser. The browser has a clean interface and it’s one of the most popular browsers right now because it can fit anyone's needs, the only downside of is that only the Chrome browser is compatible with the platform and this might result in some connectivity problems. Users will not be able to run Flash or other plug-ins such as Java unlike Windows 10.

On the other hand the Windows Laptops are able to use Chrome as well and all other existing browsers, thus giving the user the necessary flexibility. The default browser for the platform is Edge, and this browser should not be overlooked since it has a huge amount of features, some that even Chrome doesn’t have.

Specs

Because Windows Laptops are manufactured by over 8 major tech companies, the device can be found in different sizes ranging from 11 to 18 inches, all the sizes having touch screen capability. The devices can be bought with either an AMD or Intel processor or with a RAM memory that varies between 2GB and 16GB of RAM also the storage can be expanded up to 1TB. Windows Laptops are available in both plastic and metal cases.

Chromebooks are not produced by so manufactures, but they can be found in different sizes as well varying from 11 to 15 inches, only that the bigger ones are harder to find since the majority of laptops are smaller than 15 inches. One downside is that not all Chromebooks sizes offer touch screens, but what’s good about them is that they are really easy to carry around because they are very light (2-4 pounds).

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Virtual Assistants

Windows Laptops use Cortana and the AI is very useful to have around. The user can ask Cortana any question he wants, such as what restaurants are in the close proximity and Cortana will automatically do a Bing search and list up the results.

The Chrome OS uses Google Now and it presents the same basic features. What makes Google Now more interesting is that it’s able to have a conversation with the user and it talks back a lot more than Cortana does.

Even if Google Now seems to win the round, this isn’t the case since Cortana does so much more than Google Now. Windows Laptops owners can use Cortana to dictate an email or to book an appointment, something which Google Now isn’t able to do.

Price

The most important detail when buying a new gadget is of course, the price. For a long time Chrombooks were the only laptops that could be found priced below $200, but now Windows Laptop have joined Chromebooks.

An Asus Chromebook C201 can be acquired for as little as $168 and it sports 2GB of RAM, but with $189 customers can buy a Toshiba Chromebook 2 which is equipped with 4GB of RAM and a 13.3inch full HD display. The devices seem to be in for a tie in the price department since Window OS laptops are priced around $180 as well, the only difference being that Windows Laptops come in more sizes and models.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

58 Responses to “Chromebooks vs. Windows 10 – Best Web Browsing, Specs and Price”

  1. An Asus Chromebook C201 can be acquired for as little as $168 and it sports 2GB of RAM, but with $189 customers can buy a Toshiba Chromebook 2 which is equipped with 4GB of RAM and a 13.3inch full HD display

  2. Muy buen articulo

  3. jasper demain November 30, 2016

    the functions of the chrome and windows 10 are kind the same but in terms of price, I much prefer Windows10 rather than chrome

  4. akash kumar November 30, 2016

    I have been addicted to windows , and now a days all people is addicted to windows but i want to see the change of scenario from windows to other operating system.
    akashfromdelhi@yahoo.com

  5. Might Gud November 30, 2016

    I was a fanatic with chrome

  6. chrome books will be better

  7. Binoy Debnath November 30, 2016

    Good

  8. Chromebooks are really good designed and very useful especially for workers

  9. I find it very useful and very interesting, besides its price is very good, I hope to try it soon

  10. Very good product for the tv where the facility for different applications like a smart tv I like

  11. Well in my opinion I found this blog really helpful and have come to a point where I can state that chromebooks can really be handy in our day to day lives.

  12. HI, IS A PLACE. MY LIKE MUCH, THE WHY SPEAKING

  13. i like this post

  14. A gadget for a certain task is for sure alot better than a gadget for multitasking.

  15. adandhrasureshbabu December 1, 2016

    what is the min cost of chrome book with cd drive?

  16. I find something very good, a very good idea and a great web design

  17. Citadelle December 2, 2016

    I loved this article, I think I am going to buy me chromebook soon

  18. amiladasanayaka December 2, 2016

    i like this post

  19. José Colmenares December 2, 2016

    the functions of the chrome and windows 10 are kind the same but in terms of price.

  20. Excellent for keeping up with technology

  21. i like this post,Very good product for the tv and I was a fanatic with chrome

  22. nice very good idea nice product

  23. pc chowdry December 3, 2016

    good idea and excellent design

  24. GOOD ONE

  25. it is so nice and got useful info.thanks for the info

  26. I found it very useful. Thanks for all the information.

  27. It's great that there are ranges from 18' inches, I like wide screens better.

  28. I find something very good, a very good idea and a great web design

  29. Great WEB DESIGN WITH GOOD IDEA

  30. The most important detail when buying a new gadget is of course, the price

  31. Prince Yogesh kumar December 4, 2016

    I find it usefull

  32. This is very good idea and great design.

  33. Incredible! I love Google Chrome's new chromebooks! I love it!

  34. Aparajita December 5, 2016

    Chromebooks are definitely better. Like the article though.

  35. awesome article! a lot of info. now I know which product I will buy!

  36. Rajnarayan Sharma December 5, 2016

    the functions of the chrome and windows 10 are kind the same but in terms of price, The Chrome is worth giving a try.

  37. Simron singh December 5, 2016

    I have been using it for last eight month it is like a super fast browser

  38. gprathap December 5, 2016

    i like this post.Chrome book will be better

  39. Good Information and very good attractive design.

  40. Excellent comparison thanks for the contribution

  41. chromebook and windows, both seems pretty accurate, but i would prefer windows comparatively more than chrome.

  42. Chromebooks está bien diseñado y es muy útil sobre todo para los trabajadores, es un buen diseño web

  43. Great article, it is a good program

  44. i just love it

  45. It's nice!

  46. best information

  47. It is necessary for everybody.

  48. LOVE IT! CHROMEBOOK ARE AMZING.

  49. I've got a great experience with it...

  50. it is very good for using first computer

  51. fantastic 😉

  52. Very good product

  53. Sudhansu Dubey December 27, 2016

    Everything has their own Place, Both google cromebook and windows 10 are good but i would prefer windows10 over chrombook.

  54. Chrome books are really trending these days, but we are addicted to windows anyhow it will take some time to get use to new OS

  55. wow.. chromebooks, i really wanna try it, because the system was integrated to any application & interface system device.

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