Meet Chrome OS
Chrome OS is the speedy, simple and secure operating system that powers every Chromebook.
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Life’s complicated enough. Simplify things with a Chromebook.
Setting up your new Chromebook is easy. Just log into your Google Account and you’ll find all your Google Drive files and Chrome preferences on your new Chromebook.
With features like built-in virus protection and secure support for multiple users, Chromebook keeps you and your data protected.
Chrome OS keeps different software on your Chromebook separate with Sandboxing. So even if one part gets infected, the rest is designed to stay safe.
Every time your Chromebook starts up, it goes through Verified Boot — a rigorous and seamless security check-up in the background that prevents malware.
Protect your data. Every Chromebook includes a built-in security chip to encrypt your most sensitive data and keep it away from prying eyes. Know your Chromebook will stay safe.
Built-in virus protection
Built-in virus protection defends your Chromebook from malware automatically. You can focus on what you need to do, instead of installing third-party security software.
Guest Mode allows you to share your Chromebook with friends without giving them access to your login. Guests won’t see any of the files saved in the other user accounts. And after logging out, their local history or files won’t be saved — by design.
In the rare event that something does go wrong, a fresh start is just a click away. With the powerwashing feature on your Chromebook, you can easily reset your device to factory settings and get rid of malware in the process.
Share your Chromebook without sharing what’s personal — a single Chromebook can support multiple users while maintaining each person’s privacy.
The Family Link app from Google helps you set digital ground rules for children using Chromebooks. Set screen time limits and adjust their account settings.
Ready when you are
Chromebooks boot up in seconds, and with automatic updates you get the latest software without being interrupted.
Your Chromebook starts new and stays new over time. With automatic updates in the background, your device gets the latest software without interrupting you.
Accessible by voice or keyboard, Google Assistant on Chromebook* helps you multitask, control smart devices and get things done faster than before.
* An Internet connection is required to enable the Google Assistant.
Find answers faster through your Launcher. Search Google, your Drive, your apps, local files and more—all from one place.
Smart Lock uses your Android phone as a wireless key to unlock your Chromebook automatically, so you can spend less time typing in your passwords* and more time getting down to work or play.
* In order for Smart Lock to work, your phone must be running Android version L-MR1 or a newer version. You also must be signed into the same Google Account on both your phone and Chromebook.
Skip typing your password to unlock your Chromebook.* Use your fingerprint, and get into your device even faster.**
*A user must type in their password each time they boot up their device for security purposes, but not when waking their Chromebook from sleep.
**Fingerprint unlock availability varies by device.
Pick up where you left off reading a story. Your Android devices and Chromebook work together, so you never lose your place.
Boots in seconds
Don’t lose a moment of productivity to a slow start. Whether you’re answering an urgent email, taking notes in class or relaxing at home, just open it up and get going.