10 reasons to take a Chromebook on the road

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When it comes to computing on the go, Chromebooks have a lot to offer

If you're trying to decide which device to buy for your next trip because your current laptop is too old, too slow, too heavy and just plain too embarrassing; or, conversely, too new and too expensive to risk a mishap on the road, consider a Chromebook.

Here are 10 reasons why.

1. It works even without an Internet connection

Yes, a Chromebook is basically just the Chrome browser with the minimum possible hardware and operating system wrapped around it, and normally a browser is pretty useless without the Web. But if you're using Google Drive, then your Google documents and applications are still available offline.

The way it works is that the Chromebook downloads the last 100 files you opened in Google Drive, plus any files you specifically flag that you want to work on offline. (There's a setting under the More option in the left-side tool bar of Google Drive that enables offline access.)

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