Chromebooks are similar to thin clients in that they are designed to be primarily used while connected to the internet. Because primary processing and storage is in the cloud, you can often get excellent performance with lower hardware specs. At the same time, Chromebooks can work off-line, so that you don’t lose time and productivity if someone needs to work in an area with poor connection. Unlike a standard laptop, a Chromebook will automatically sync back to the cloud when it comes back to a usable connection.
Managing a fleet of Chromebooks centrally and remotely is very straightforward. This includes ensuring that all updates are done and appropriate access controls are in place.
Despite their relatively low cost, Chromebooks are serious business machines. HP Chromebooks, for example, are durable and have excellent support and hardware warranty. They have a wide variety of models to meet a variety of needs, including units designed for the education market and physically challenging environments.