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Apps and access
Go offline with Chrome OS and it’s apps access denied!
Chrome OS uses mostly Web apps. So when you go offline, you’re out of luck. That means no playing popular movies, no printing, no editing your Google calendar, and no rich local/native apps you use to stay productive. Our advice: Don’t just stay online, stay off Chrome OS.
Chrome OS uses only one browser: Chrome.
Games and media
It’s not all fun and games with Chrome OS.
With Chrome OS you can forget about watching popular movies and TV shows when you’re offline, and say goodbye to immersive gaming and living room integration with Xbox SmartGlass and Miracast. Plus, you’ll only get limited access to smartphones, digital cameras and DVD/CD players.
You’ll do everything through a browser with no offline movies or DVD/CDs.
Popular movies and TV shows
Movies and TV shows are not so popular with Chrome OS.
When it comes to popular movies and TV shows, Chrome OS is rated R, for restricted. That’s because it has no drive to play DVDs and CDs, and when it’s offline, show time is over.
Chrome OS can’t play popular movies and TV shows while offline.
No drive to play DVD/CDs.
Printing (with difficulty)
Printing with Chrome OS? Good luck.
The Chromebook simply can’t connect directly to any printer. And with most printers, you’ll need to print through a PC or Mac. Or, you can always spring for a special Google cloud printer. And there’s more: If you’re offline, you’re out of luck—you won’t be able to print at all.
When you’re offline, you can’t print at all.
Accessories and peripherals
With Chrome OS, you’re restricted by design.
Here’s yet another thing you don’t get with Chrome OS: the ability to connect directly to most printers and scanners, and the ability to sync with many smartphones, MP3 players, and cameras. All of which adds up to a giant, Chrome OS design flaw.
Chrome OS can’t connect directly to most scanners.