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The Chrome Book Paperback – July 2, 2011


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 82 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440490899
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440490897
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,269,235 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

A totally useless book.
Lawrence E Madole
I'd gotten a Google Samsung Chromebook for Christmas & this book increased my excitement about my choice.
oceanshaman
The Chrome Book was just the right thing at the right time.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 10, 2012
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Google is on to something here, but without a little luck, I would not have known about it. I now own 2 chrome books (one for my wife and one for me) and find the experience delightful. In trying to learn and become more productive with it, I have searched the web for how-to articles, etc. Quite by accident, I came across "The Chrome Book." It is well written, very informative, and a real good overview of the "operating system." It also treats some of the higher level uses.This was my best find yet, and one that I am buying as a reference book. I just hope Google keeps going with this concept with enhancements, improvements, and more advertising. Again, well written book and on target!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Poor Audiophile on January 30, 2012
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This is a great intro. to the subject of Chromebooks!
It's helping me decide if I want to take the plunge(I probably will).
Update(7/16/12): I took the plunge! I like my Samsung Chromebook(see my review) & this book was a big help to me!
After a month of owning my Chromebook, I still refer back to this book.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By William B. Rodgers on December 17, 2011
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not just a how to book but more about: 1. where Google Chromebook fits into the computing universe and 2. strategies for using it productively.

author is very knowledgeable and writes clearly and well. Wish he was my tutor.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Snowbirds on September 23, 2012
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I have experience with almost every OS out there. I purchased Andriod and iPad, looking for the perfect flexible, easy to use PC replacement. No luck. Even a Bluetooth keyboard its not enough to replace the PC as a heavy typing/real work tool.

So I purchased a Samsung 5 550. I already used Google Apps extensively, and this was a natural extension.

CH Rome's book gave me a fantastic look into the concepts and methods of using ChromeOS, as well as a detailed step-by-step method for using it. It actually changed how I use computers. My 'My Documents" folder is now my Google Drive folder and I have file access from my PC, Chromebook, iPhone, iPad, and any PC I log into.

I use the Chromebook as the heavy typing tool now, as its so fast and easy to start and stop, and stay where I was. I use a wireless mouse with it, and it feels so comfortable! I could not have known all these capabilities were there without the book. I can honestly say that less than $6 and a few hours of reading changed a huge aspect of my life. Not many books can boast that claim.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By KWL on December 4, 2012
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Disappointed. I bought this after I got my ARM-based Samsung Chromebook to learn more about ChromeOS and how to make the best use of my new laptop. I wish I had just used Wikipedia and an Internet search engine and saved myself the time and money. If you know how to use the Google Chrome web browser and Google Docs then you are ahead of the game already. Highly recommend the Samsung Chromebook for a netbook computer but the dated information in the book leaves much to be desired. I don't think I learned anything new at all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 4, 2013
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I had just purchased a Samsung Chorme Book and need some idea just how it worked with the web. The Chrome Book was just the right thing at the right time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Googleuser on August 14, 2012
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This book takes you from start to never ending with Chrome OS, ChromeBook, the future is now, get a jump start into what will be across the board. Just look at on Demand and Netflix....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By oceanshaman on January 13, 2013
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Cloud Computing is a growing field. This author writes under a pseudonym. He writes with great savvy & will make a Cloud Computing advocate of you. I preferred My Google Chromebook by Michael Miller for the step 1, step 2... etc, but this book got me very excited about the future of Cloud Computing & what Google is attempting to do in this field.
I'd gotten a Google Samsung Chromebook for Christmas & this book increased my excitement about my choice. I'm still not sure why the pseudonym, except it does allow the author to speak quite candidly.
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