HP is adopting Google's Chrome Operating System.
Becoming the fourth company to utilize Google's OS, HP can produce more affordable and efficient laptops. The benefit of this operating system is that it is cloud-based, meaning users access their files and applications where they can be stored via the internet rather than in the computer's hard drive. With all the computer work and processing being done in the operating system, there is no need for applications such as Microsoft, alluding to PC manufacturers producing and shipping devices with less powerful processors, less RAM, and smaller hard drives. In turn, this lowers the cost of shipment and prices of Chromebooks. This being said, HP Pavilion's new Chromebook will have 2GB of RAM and just 16GB of storage space with a 14-inch display and a weight around 4 lbs. These types of notebooks have a long battery life and can boot up exceptionally fast in under 10 seconds. The risk of viruses are practically non-existent because the laptop is run on a web-based system.
The demand for more Chromebooks has been on the rise ever since Google paired up with Samsung to produce the original notebook powered by Google's OS in 2011. PC manufacturers seem to be converting to the operating system in response to the heavy competition progressing from tablets.
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