Purchasing a new laptop can be tough. There's a wide range of choices that'll cost you anywhere from $100 to well over $1,000. If you're looking for a laptop for everyday use that won't break the bank, a Chromebook is a good choice. They're not super powerful but can easily surf the Web, play videos and create documents for a fraction of the price of expensive alternatives.
And now, Google has made that offer even better by including 1 terabyte - that's 1,000 gigabytes - of cloud storage absolutely free for two years with the purchase of a new Chromebook.
Chromebooks run Chrome OS instead of more popular operating systems like Windows or Mac OSX. Chrome OS is a very light operating system that's based on the Chrome browser and Linux - a popular OS in advanced tech circles. One of the major perks of the Chrome OS is incredibly fast booting - a few seconds. That's because there's a browser, a media player and not much else.
You can still create documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more, though. You just do that through apps for Google Drive. Instead of saving these projects to your Chromebook, they get saved to your Google Drive cloud account.
That's what makes Google's latest offer so great. Normally, you get 15 GB of free storage. Now, you get 1 TB. That's a huge difference. It's enough space to store 100,000 photos according to Google!
The 1TB comes with the purchase of a new, eligible Chromebook for as little as $199. You’ll find them at these retail stores and online outlets or on Google Play. Just be sure to redeem the offer by January 31, 2015.
If you decide to buy a Chrome, there's still some research to do. There are several different models out from companies like Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Samsung, Toshiba and more. These computers generally cost $199 to $500 and include different features, so look into a few models before you buy one. Click here to see which Chromebook I recommend for its reliability and quality.