WHAT IS A CHROMEBOOK
A Google Chromebook is a new type of computer that looks like a laptop, feels like a laptop, but has most of Google products already built-in. It is designed specifically for Web-based tasks. Chromebooks are fast, easy to use, and convenient for browsing the Web, sending and receiving email, creating and sharing documents, and video chatting.
Please Note: Chromebooks are for Web-based tasks only so it shouldn't be used to replace your university desktop computer. Please contact your Divisional Support for assistance with purchase recommendations.
Chromebooks make a good travel computer because of their portable 11.5 to 14 inch monitor and light weight size. Chromebook models include Acer, Samsung, and HP Pavillon. The most affordable models range in cost from approximately $199 to $350.
A Chromebook includes Google Email, Calendar, Docs, Spreadsheets, Google Play, YouTube, Hangouts, (and many other Google Apps) Cloud storage, and built-in security to protect the device from viruses and malware. Chromebooks sync with Android phones or tablets, and other devices running the Chrome browser.
- More information: http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/
- Instructions on how to use eduroam wireless on a Chromebook not configured to the UCSC Domain - Click Here
- Instructions on how to set up VPN Client on a Chromebook -Click Here
HOW TO PURCHASE A CHROMEBOOK FOR UNIVERSITY BUSINESS
Chromebooks can be purchased from the campus purchasing system, CruzBuy. Please follow the steps listed HERE if you need to purchase a Chromebook for university business. If you need to purchase a Chromebook for personal use, please go to a retail store or order one online.