The new Chromebook from Google is light, slim and fast, but it isn’t for heavy use. It’s for surfing the web, checking email using Google Apps and light office work with Google Docs  and that’s about it.

There’s not much storage, the hard drive is only 16GB, but you get 100GB of on-line storage for  free at Google Drive for 2 years, then the cost will be about £45 per year.

It’s a cheaper alternative to the Macbook. The Chromebook costs about a quarter of the price of an entry level Macbook and it’s sure to put another dent in Apples overall sales.

Anyone who has a Samsung phone or uses Google Chrome as their web browser, will be familiar with everything on the screen.

Like the Macbook, the Chromebook will appeal to Office workers who use Google Docs, Calender & Gmail at work and commute by train, as it’s light enough to carry around and the screen is big enough for comfortable viewing for short periods of time.


  • 11.6″ Screen 1366×768
  • Samsung Exynos 5250 Processor
  • 2 x USB Ports
  • Webcam
  • HDMI port
  • Bluetooth
  • Wifi
  • 16GB Hard Drive
  • 100GB Online Google Storage (Free for 2 Years)
  • 2GB RAM
  • Chrome OS (Linux Based)
  • 2.38 lbs
  • 0.8″ Thick


  • Ultra Portable
  • Linux Based Operating System
  • 6 Hour Battery Life
  • Silent (No Fan)


  • Basic Use Only (Web Browsing and Basic Office Use
  • Sluggish When Opening Apps
  • Not Enough Overall Performance for the Price