Chromebook turns 10
Learn more about Chrome OS, browse the latest apps and hardware, check out some of the highlights from the last decade, and see where we're heading.
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Chromebooks run on Chrome OS – the fast, simple and secure operating system built by Google. Chromebooks come in all shapes and sizes, with features to help get things done quickly and easily, and apps to help you be productive, get creative and stay entertained.
Meet Chrome OS
Chrome OS is the simple, secure and speedy operating system that powers your Chromebook, with a range of features to help you get stuff done.
Upgrade to easy
With features designed to make your life simple, like long battery life, offline access, and the Everything Button.
Security built In
Features like built in virus protection and secure support for multiple users help keep your data protected.
Ready when you are
Chromebooks boot up in seconds, and with automatic updates you get the latest software without being interrupted.
Speedy and secure hardware
Chromebook hardware is built by leading brands like Acer, ASUS, HP, Lenovo and Samsung. Google collaborates closely with these partners to make sure that every Chromebook boots up in seconds, stays fast over time, and comes with built-in security to keep your data secure.
A Chromebook for every task
Choose from a variety of shapes and sizes including detachable and convertible Chromebooks.
Get even more done
With powerful new premium Chromebooks that are fast, reliable and great for multitasking.
Always stay connected
Stay connected wherever you are with new laptops that have mobile connectivity options like the Acer Chromebook Spin 513.
Accessorise your Chromebook
Choose the latest Works With Chromebook accessories.
Apps for work and play
With apps from the web and the Google Play Store, you can increase your productivity, express your creativity and find ways to enhance your entertainment.
Get the games that you love
Microsoft, Excel and PowerPoint are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Works on Chromebooks with the Google Play Store enabled. Refer here for more details. Additional functionality available with a Microsoft 365 subscription.
The history of Chromebook
10 years ago, slow boot times, clunky hardware and intrusive updates were the norm. So, Google set out to design a new type of laptop that was fast, secure, simple to use and wouldn't interrupt you with updates.
* Refers to launches and dates occurring in the United States.
A year before the launch of Chromebooks, the CR-48 pilot program was born, providing a glimpse into the future of cloud-first computing.
Acer and Samsung launch the first Chromebooks, focusing on speed, security, and simplicity.
The new Aura user interface elevates the browsing experience to feel more like a desktop. The new affordable Samsung Series 3 Chromebook makes computing more accessible. The first Chromebox by Samsung is released.
The Chromebook Pixel with a 3:2 display brings bigger, better pictures to a wider audience.
Chromebooks help modernize the learning experience for students and teachers, becoming the #1 selling device for education in the United States. The first 2-in-1 convertible Chromebook—the Lenovo Thinkpad 11e Chromebook— is released.
The new Chromebook Pixel is the first laptop ever with USB-C technology—allowing people to transfer data quickly and charge their devices super fast.
Google Play Store launches on Chromebooks, providing access to thousands of apps to help people get things done, get creative and stay entertained.
Chromebooks with the Google-designed Titan C security chip are released to keep devices even more secure and provide greater user identity protection.
Project Crostini makes it easier for developers to build and test native apps with support for Linux. Family Link is released to help families create healthy digital ground rules for kids.
Chromebook Enterprise is introduced, bringing the speed, simplicity, and security of Chromebooks to business owners and their employees.
Premium laptops like the HP C1030 Chromebook for Enterprise and the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook are released to help people get more done. The Lenovo Chromebook Duet launches with new tablet mode.
2021 and beyond
Looking towards the next 10 years, Chromebooks will become more intelligent, accessible and helpful to improve computing experiences for everyone.
Using artificial intelligence and sensor technology to proactively help users and create more personalised experiences.
Developing more devices with mobile connectivity, making it easier to get things done wherever you might be.
Making sure that your phones, tablets and laptops work better together, so that you can work seamlessly across all of your devices.
Continuing to create secure experiences and protect your data on all your Google devices.