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What is a Chromebook

A Chromebook is a laptop that runs the Chrome OS, a cloud-based operating system. The Chromebook utilizes cloud-based storage, web applications, and Google Apps for Education programs. Since Chromebooks operate using the Chrome OS they boot in seconds unlike computers running a Windows OS; this is beneficial for school systems because the decrease in wait time allows teachers and students to work more efficiently. UCSD #1 has chosen the Chromebook because it is a rugged laptop built to withstand enthusiastic typing, bustling group work, and other everyday school activities.  Students will have a 16GB hard drive to store files directly onto the computer. USB peripherals will work with the Chromebook, however, students will be unable to run executable files that may harm the device or the UCSD network.
Key Specifications
        • 11.6’’ (1366x768) display
        • 1.3 inches - 3.9 lbs / 1.8 kg
        • Up to 7.5 hours of battery 1
        • Intel® Celeron™ processor
        • Google Drive Cloud Storage with 16 GB Solid State Drive
        • Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Ethernet
        • HD Camera
        • 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0
        • 1x HDMI Port, 1x VGA Port