The Google Chromebook is already a useful and affordable productivity option for people who want a cheap laptop alternative, and the company is making it even better by promising 10 10-year software update for the device.
Google has raised the Auto Update Expiration (AUE) date from 5 to 10 years for all Chromebooks, regardless of make or model. Older Chromebooks that were released before 2021 will have the option to extend updates to 10 years from the platform’s release after they give their last automatic update.
Chromebooks were a great option during the pandemic for people who didn’t have enough dosh for full-fledged laptops and PCs since these machines relied mostly on cloud services. They have limited RAM and storage, and don’t exactly have the same processing power as a regular laptop.
They’re still great machines to get if you’re just writing documents and Excel sheets all day, which is why they’re great as laptops for students. Sure, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have to have an internet connection to do anything useful (Chromebooks have an offline mode if you need it) but at this day and age, that’s not hard to come by.
With prices for Chromebooks under Php 20K, they’re a great choice for anyone who wants to buy a laptop without breaking the bank, and there are plenty of great models to choose from different manufacturers you can trust. And now that Google has extended Chromebook lifespan with a 10-year software update pledge, you know that the laptop you’ll be buying will be with you for at least a decade.