Mac and MS Windows PCs run programs which are installed onto your hard drive. These programs require ram to run, the more memory the better the performance, Most programs cost money and can seriously put a dent into your wallet.
Running more programs at once can be hard on your PC as well, so when purchasing a Mac or MS Windows machine you may want to buy the best you can afford according to what you plan to use on it. A good base for any PC is going to cost at least $500 BUT will not perform very well if you were to spend $800 or more.
Keep in mind that the operating system itself uses a ton of ram just to boot.
Chromebooks on the other hand do not run programs but use online apps. This is why Chromebooks do not need a huge hard drive. Most files do not require large amounts of storage unless you make tons of videos but in that case there is cloud storage some of which come free with the purchase of a Chromebook.
I decent Chromebook will set you back around $250 but again like Mac and Windows the more resources the better. These laptops feature Cloud Computing where everything you need is simple online and most of it is FREE. Some that are free may offer extras at a nominal fee if you feel you need them.
Chromebooks is a version of Linux distribution which means it uses almost no ram. For any PC user simply using COG or System Viewer applications, you will see for yourself how much ram and CPU your computer is using just after booting. Click on either name to check them out and yes, they are FREE.
Simply put, if you are an average computer as a student or business person who needs use of an office suite for homework or work in general, play some online games, watched Youtube and other videos such as Amazon, Netflix or Redbox then a Chromebook may be what you want.
Why spend $500, $1,700 or more for a laptop if you don’t need to. If you own a Chromebook, feel free to post your views in the comments below, would love to read what you write.