Picture of Chromebook showing Therap Website

Over the past few weeks, I have been testing a Chromebook.  It’s basically a laptop/netbook that only runs Google Chrome as a browser.

The question is, could you use a computer that doesn’t allow you to install anything (other than Chrome Apps).

Have you tried one?  Let me know what you think.

The answer for me is, “very nearly!”

Seems to me that this would be a great solution for Therap users (there are all sorts of enterprise controls available).

The only things I have found I really need to install are our Live Help application and there are times when Google Apps just doesn’t quite do enough for me and I need to use Excel.

Other than that, this thing is great.  It boots up very very quickly and as soon as I type in my Gmail address it is customized to me.  Then if I want someone else to use it, I log out and all of my stuff is safe on the cloud, they can log in and the computer becomes theirs.

So far the only thing I really don’t like about this Acer Chromebook is the clickable touchpad, I don’t see why I have to press so hard to click.

:: Justin ::