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Chromebooks are about to take over and Apple and Microsoft should be worried

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It's a sign that a growing number of PC users are realizing they don't need to spend a thousand bucks or more on a laptop, especially when they're buying a new smartphone every other year.Right now, Chromebooks are essentially just the Chrome web browser running on a laptop.

While they have some offline capabilities, you're still mostly limited to what's possible on the web, which is fine for a lot of tasks, but not ideal when you want to work offline or use certain programs.Android apps mean a lot for Chromebooks.

It's not just about playing Candy Crush; it opens up a whole new suite of apps to Chromebook users for the first time like Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and better, more capable versions of web apps like Slack or Spotify.

But we quickly learned that cheap computers that are just capable enough can draw in a lot of buyers.

Access to Android apps will quell any doubts about what a Chromebook can do, and I bet we're about to go through a fundamental shift in the way a lot of people use PCs because of it.Read the original article on Tech Insider.

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