Chromebook, is this the future?

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Speaker: Lawrence Patterson, OPCUG

Why are Chromebooks the darling of Education providers? What’s the allure of buying an “Internet Computer” that can’t hold a candle to either a MAC or Windows computer and how is it that it is severely put down by professionals? Lawrence will discuss the history of Chromebooks and what was Google’s original sales pitch versus the sales growth and excitement it generates currently.

Though a Windows person from the get go, Lawrence will explain why he keeps his Windows convertible shelved, traded his Android tablet for a Chromebook convertible and how he uses the system to provide a reliable data entry device that is enjoyable to use.

In addition, we’ll explore what options / models there are, how they compare to the Windows equivalents, Google’s very public support policy, and what a Chromebook can’t do, no matter how hard you try (though who knows, the impossible may be possible).


The Q&A session is immediately after the presentation, usually from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm.


May 13 2020


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Free. Everyone is welcome.
Riverside United Church


Riverside United Church
3191 Riverside Dr., Ottawa, ON
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