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Thin-client netbook developed by Google running Chrome OS
Wikipedia on a Samsung Chromebook

A Chromebook is a laptop using the Linux-based Chrome OS as its operating system.

It uses the internet. Most applications and data are in the "cloud". A Chromebook is an example of a thin client. This is a lightweight computer which uses remote access to a server. It depends heavily on another computer (its server) to do its computation.[1][2][3]


  1. Vaughan-Nichols, Steven (June 18, 2012). "It's 2016, and Chrome OS is ascendant". Computerworld. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  2. Enderle, Rob (May 12, 2011). "Why Google's Chromebooks are born to lose". Digital Trends. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  3. "Offline Apps". Chrome Web Store. Google.