Tech Showdown: Ultrabook vs. Chromebook - Sears
|Large SSD hard drive||Small SSD hard drive and cloud storage|
|Included in many models, convertible to tablet||Included in a few models, not convertible to tablet|
|Moderate to high||Low to moderate|
Advantages of Ultrabooks
- Full Windows OS - Ultrabooks are full-featured PCs that have a familiar Windows operating system and programs.
- Convertible to tablet - Many Ultrabooks have touch screens and can fold flat into tablets for the functionality of both in one device.
- Large SSD hard drive - Ultrabooks have plenty of room on the hard drive and use an impact-resistant SSD to keep your files safe no matter where you go.
Limitations of Ultrabooks
- Less portable - Compared to a Chromebook, some Ultrabooks are slightly heavier and larger, but still much easier to carry than a comparable PC laptop.
- Limited performance - Ultrabooks can handle many work tasks like editing documents and browsing the web, but not all models can meet more rigorous software demands like complex games or editing video.
- More expensive - Ultrabooks are generally more expensive than budget-friendly Chromebooks.
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Advantages of Chromebooks
- Cloud storage - Chromebooks include access to cloud storage, so your files are saved online where they can be accessed on other devices or backed up when a hard drive crashes.
- Stable OS - The Chrome OS is based on Linux, so there is a lower risk of viruses and crashes.
- Sync with Google - Use your existing Google sign-in to access your email, chat and documents saved on the web, or pick up apps from the Chrome Web Store to enhance your computing experience.
Limitations of Chromebooks
- Web access required - Many applications and services require an internet connection to function properly.
- No Windows support - Users will need to find equivalent Chrome apps for common Microsoft programs like Office.
- Less powerful - The overall tech specs of Chromebooks are generally lower than Ultrabooks.