Have you seen a Chromebook or Chrome box?
What are they? A Chromebook is a notebook computer that runs the Chrome operating system. No Microsoft Windows or Apple operating system. A ChromeBox is the same thing but you hook it up to a monitor like a regular tower computer.
I have had a ChromeBox sitting on my shelf for a few months now… I was thinking that it would probably take some time to set it up, so I kept putting it off.
I finally plugged it in this week, and it took only a minute or two and I was up and running! What a nice surprise!
The Chrome operating system does one thing, and it does it well. It goes online. So far this works fine for me, I hooked it up to the TV in the kitchen so that I can access the AllRecipes website while I am cooking.
The only thing that I wish I could change right now, is that it goes into sleep mode rather quickly. Every time I came back to see what the next step in the recipe was, the computer had gone to sleep and I had to wake it back up. (although when I left a video playing on the web page, it did not go to sleep)
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Elizabeth Boston is a Web designer, Social Media Consultant and managing editor of, “Ask The Computer Lady”.
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