Chromebooks are portable laptops that run Google’s Chrome operating system and feature cloud-based storage and a simplified interface. Chromebooks use web apps to edit documents, spreadsheets, presentations and other files you create with your laptop. You can sync those devices with your online account or store those documents in the cloud. You can also access files offline if you need to work away from an internet connection. Chromebooks come with a built in suite of applications such as Gmail, Docs, YouTube and Maps among others so users can get started from day one without having to worry about things like updates or downloads as everything happens automatically in the background once you've logged into your own account.