Welcome to the cloud.
With a Chromebook, unlike a traditional laptop which runs software like Microsoft Office or photo editing software off your hard drive, all your applications are actually stored and run in the cloud. The benefit is your PC doesn’t get bogged down since you’ll have less software to install and maintain as you’ll be running web apps from the Chrome Web Store™. Don’t worry though, while your Chromebook does not run traditional software programs, you’ll still be able to view and edit most popular file types using different web apps that are available. And you’ll always have easy access — from anywhere there’s an Internet connection. Now that’s smart.