Best Chromebooks for business 2017: Should I buy a Chromebook? Chromebook buying advice

Chromebooks offer a great alternative to laptops, if you want to perform lightweight tasks

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Instead of running Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X, Chromebooks support Google's Chrome operating system (OS), meaning that these machines are entirely internet and cloud-based.

Good for those familiar with the Chrome web browser and the Google productivity suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides), not so good for those wanting to perform heavy duty tasks with external applications.

But keep an open mind, if you're looking for a cheap laptop to perform internet-based tasks, such as emails or web browsing, the Chromebook could be a viable option or a great option for a second machine.

Read on to find out the best Chromebooks for business...

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