Google today unveils several new capabilities for its Chromebooks for Work program, specially made for big business, establishing Chromebooks for several hundred employees. Google also releases its new Dell Chromebook 13 line of laptops running Chrome OS.
The new laptops having carbon fiber covers an Intel Core i3 or i5 chips named for their 13.3-inch screen. It will start at $399 and will cost as much as $899 when they come out in the market on September 17.
Till now Chromebooks have picked up considerable usage in schools, they had decided to sell the iPads but it did not get desirable response.
This is the reason why Google has been putting much effort in adding features to Chromebooks for Work, working hard on its new features. Google is now going to announce support for Pulse Secure and Dell SonicWall virtual private networks, accompanied with desktop virtualization software from VMware, Dell, or Citrix. So now Chromebooks for Work can connect to Box, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive cloud file sharing services.
Rajen Sheth, director of product management for Android & Chrome for business & education at Google, informed reporters at a press conference at Google’s San Francisco office, “We believe that Chromebooks are now ready for work.”
Sheth declared new Chromebook for Work customers: Big Lots, Netflix, Sanmina, & Starbucks. Now Google wants to amplify its customer base further.
With the help of Google’s Chrome Device Management Console, admins can now more easily manage specific end users’ devices by using specific asset identifier tags, not just that, but they can also allow end users to get an auto-complete feature when they type in their email addresses to log on. Because of this they don’t have to waste time typing in email addresses with very long domain names at the end.
Now, admins can also control which Chromebooks receive the latest Chrome updates, and they can ensure that users get set up with certain bookmarks, too