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Chromebooks are a specific kind of laptop that run Chrome OS instead of Windows or macOS.
Compared to Mac or PC laptops, Chromebooks put heavy focus on Google apps and websites.
In short, all Chromebooks are laptops, but not all laptops are Chromebooks.
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A few years ago, if you wanted to buy a laptop, you'd have two choices: a Mac or a PC. But these days, you've got a third choice: a Chromebook.Chromebooks are probably pretty different than the laptops you're used to. Here's everything to know about the differences between Chromebooks and laptops.