If you’ve recently added Chrome devices to your fleet of hardware, congratulations! You’re joining over 20 million people who use their Chrome devices for work, school, digital signage, and more. If this is your first time using a Chrome device — you’ve made a great choice. We know you’ll love how fast and easy they are to use, the collaboration abilities, and the secure and auto-updating OS.
Using a Chrome device differs from using a Windows PC or Mac. So this beginner’s guide to Chrome will walk you through what makes them unique so you can get the most out of this incredible technology.
Chrome devices are built for efficiency. They are lightweight but durable and start-up in under six seconds. Unlike traditional computers, Chrome devices get faster over time because of their regular updates. Even better, they’re device agnostic, as all user files are stored in the cloud. This means users can sign onto any Chrome device and instantly sync all their data and apps.
Chrome devices are uncomplicated to manage with Google’s Admin console because administrators can remotely manage hardware and software settings. Administrators can disable external hard drives and webcams with the Admin console, set device sleep policies, and more. Additionally, you can use gPanel Ⓡ to have even more granular control over your domain's Chrome devices.
While all Chrome devices run ChromeOS, they have different features. These choices allow you to customize your organization’s Chrome experience depending on your price, size, and screen requirements. Let's explore the different types of Chrome devices.
A Chromebook is a laptop that runs the Chrome operating system. Instead of saving data to your computer, it’s saved in the cloud so you can access them from anywhere with your Google account. Some come with different form factors so that you can use them as a laptop, tablet, and more.
Chromeboxes are a way of getting ChromeOS to a separate screen. Most people connect a Chromebox to a monitor to create a desktop computer with full cloud capabilities. However, you can also use them for digital signage and kiosks.
A Chromebase is a desktop computer that runs ChromeOS. They are great for non-portable kiosks and employees who do most of their work in one location.
ChromeOS tablets have all the same functionalities as a Chromebook but in a handheld device format, making them ideal for the worker on the go or for classroom settings.
Chrome devices run on ChromeOS which is more than just the Chrome web browser. It’s a complete operating system that powers web-based apps, and it’s ridiculously secure, with over five layers of security. Not to mention, ChromeOS is extremely fast and helps you stay efficient.
Here are some other great OS features you’ll get with your Chrome device.
Everything in ChromeOS is based in the cloud, updated in real-time, and saved automatically. This feature makes it easy to work with teammates, whether on the Chromebook next to you or across the world. This also means you don’t need to save your documents, as your Chrome device does it automatically. Finally, since everything is saved in the cloud, you can access your documents by signing onto any device with your Chrome account.
Unlike Macs and PCs, Chrome devices automatically search for and install updates. This way, you’ll never have to worry if you’re using the latest and most secure OS.
ChromeOS makes it simple to scale the number of Chrome devices you have. With the Admin console, you can set up an entire department’s worth of Chrome devices in a matter of minutes!
Through Chrome’s operating system, administrators can remotely manage Chrome hardware and software. Whether you’re managing 10 users or 10,000, an admin can enforce device settings, limit downloads, and control who can sign into Chrome devices. You can use gPanelⓇ to have even more granular control over the Chrome devices within your domain.
Promevo is here to join you on your Chrome journey. As a certified Google partner, we know how to manage Chrome devices and ensure you get the most out of their reliable, shareable, and secure features. If you’re still unsure which Chrome devices are suitable for you, you can shop Chrome devices on our online store or get in contact with one of our sales advisors if you have more questions.
In addition to offering Chrome device support, Promevo’s Google experts also help with Google Workspace, Google for Education, and more. And don’t forget to check out gPanelⓇ, our proprietary centralized user management and security interface that helps you harness the power of Google Workspace. Contact us today to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to use Chrome step by step?
If you’re new to Chrome devices, check out our beginner’s guide above to learn the basics. Then, for additional help getting started, contact Promevo’s Google-certified experts to learn more.
What is Chrome, and how do I use it?
Chrome is Google’s web browser designed to access the Internet and web-based applications. To use Chrome, download it on your device, and consider making a Google account to get more out of this system.
Is there a Chromebook manual?
There are various Chromebook manuals that can help you get started. If you’re new to this technology, you can partner with Promevo. Our Google-certified experts will walk your team through the process to get the most out of your Chromebooks.
How do I navigate in Chrome?
To navigate in Google Chrome, use the top navigation bar and search for websites or other information by typing in keywords and pressing “Enter.”
What are the 5 key features of Google Chrome?
There are dozens of exciting features of Google Chrome. Key features include the search bar, tabs, password check, sync, and extensions.
Is a Chrome account the same as a Google account?
A Google Chrome profile is a way to track your browsing history, settings, bookmarks, and more. This is separate from a Google account that gives you access to Gmail, Docs, and other features.