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Can Windows 8 Notebooks take on Google Chrome Netbooks?


Posted Date: 16-Jan-2011  Last Updated:   Category: Google Chrome    
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Windows 8 and Google Chrome OS are the two buzzwords in the industry of operating system. In this resource, I will talk about whether the Windows 8 notebooks be able to compete with the Google Chrome Netbooks.

Windows 8 OS is the next upcoming operating system from Microsoft. On the other hand, Google with its Google Chrome OS has stepped into the market of cloud computing. Windows 8 is not yet announced or launched. It will be released in 2012 Q4 as per some sources. There are several new features offered in Windows 8.



There have been many rumours about the Windows 8 features. Keeping those buzzes in my mind, I would like to make a comparison between the Windows 8 Notebooks and Google Chrome Netbooks. Without wasting much time, here I go.

Internet Experience on Windows 8 Notebooks and Google Chrome Netbooks


Well, by far Microsoft has not launched any operating system, neither for mobile nor computers which is a browser based operating system like the Google Chrome operating system. It has always been creating full fledged operating systems called Windows which are made to serve all purposes to the users, be it programming, Internet experience, gaming, everything.

However, on the other hand when you look at the Google Chrome OS, it is fully dedicated to serve basically one purpose, that is Internet experience. It can be said that since it is fully dedicated to serve the purpose of amazing Internet experience, it will be better than Windows 8 in this regard but one thing is sure that since Windows 8 has not been yet launched, it is very much possible that Google Chrome OS will have some more updates and Google will try to make it feature rich. I am sure the Internet experience of Google Chrome Netbooks will be better than Windows 8 Notebooks. I feel this because Google Chrome OS is a fully browser based OS, so the prime purpose will be fulfilled very nicely. So here is the score of Windows 8 Notebooks over Google Chrome Netbooks.

Google Chrome Netbooks – 1
Windows 8 Notebooks – 0


Multimedia Experience in Windows 8 Notebooks and Google Chrome Netbooks


The multimedia features are not very much present in the Google Chrome OS. The Google Chrome Netbooks are not that feature rich when it comes to multimedia experience. To play videos and music in Google Chrome Netbooks, you do not have many options but to just play them in the browser itself. You will get a small area in your browser and will be able to see your media over there.

On the other hand, it is very much possible that with Windows 8 Notebooks, you will get a huge support when it comes to multimedia experience. By far, all the versions of Windows operating systems have had a large number multimedia players available in the market, for free and for paid. But this is not the case with Google Chrome Netbooks. So here, Windows 8 Notebooks get the deal done.

Google Chrome Netbooks – 1
Windows 8 Notebooks – 1


Security in Windows 8 Notebooks and Google Chrome Netbooks


We know that Google Chrome Netbooks will having Google Chrome operating system in them which is a Linux based operating system. On the other hand, Windows 8 Notebooks will have Windows 8 OS in them.

Till date, one of the biggest problems with Windows Operating System, all versions, have been viruses. When you talk about Linux, not many viruses are built. In my eyes, Google Chrome OS is 100% secure when it comes to viruses. Also, according to experts, Google Chrome Netbooks will be tougher to be hacked when compared to Windows 8 Notebooks because Google Chrome OS is Linux based and also is very new. So no viruses and lesser chances of being hacked give Google Chrome Netbooks another victory over the Windows 8 Notebooks. The score is -

Google Chrome Netbooks – 2
Windows 8 Notebooks – 1


Gaming Experience in Windows 8 Notebooks and Google Chrome Netbooks


Another aspect which can be used as a criteria to compare the Windows 8 Notebooks and Google Chrome Netbooks can be the gaming experience. There are a few games which come with Google Chrome OS. On the other hand, as per some sources and recent buzz in the tech arenas, Microsoft will focus on gaming in Windows 8.

On one side, you not even match the normal standard of gaming. I am not talking about the hi-fi high requirement games, but the smaller games even. While on the other hand, you will be having a platform which will be specialized for gaming. Since Microsoft has faced some loss in the sale because of online gaming, it will definitely be focusing more on gaming in Windows 8, this is what we have heard from various sources.

In this aspect, Windows 8 Notebooks will give a steel match and a crushing defeat to Google Chrome Netbooks. So this time, the six is hit by Windows 8 Notebooks. The score goes -

Google Chrome Netbooks – 2
Windows 8 Notebooks – 2


Cloud Computing in Windows 8 Notebooks and Google Chrome Netbooks


If you are a real tech freak and a fan of Google, then you must be knowing that Google Chrome OS is all about iCloud computing. In the debut pilot program featured laptop by Google, that is the CR-48, there is just 16 GB of space which is quite enough when you take it as a notebook.

But the reason to this is that Google Chrome Netbooks have a great deal of cloud computing in them. Everything that you have on your Google Chrome Netbooks is saved somewhere on the internet location, experts say and this is the magic of cloud computing. You carry a vast space on the go. When you talk about Windows 8 Notebooks, we are not sure whether Microsoft will be focusing on this aspect of their operating system or not.



Seeing the buzz in the market, I guess Microsoft might think it to be a golden opportunity to have their hands in the market of cloud computing. So here, nothing can be said. The score tallies -

Google Chrome Netbooks – 2
Windows 8 Notebooks – 2
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