Chromebook

ChromebookThis HP Chromebook 11 G5 EE can connect to your home Wi-Fi Internet or to a Lincolnwood Library Hotspot to get online. It only has the web browser, making getting online and getting things done simple.

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Features

ChromeOS

– Wi-Fi

– Trackpad mouse

– Integrated speakers

– Integrated web camera

– Integrated microphone

– HDMI out for larger/one extra monitor

– Two USB-A ports for flash drives

– SD card slot for camera memory cards

– Standard 3.5mm headphone plug

– Search button instead of CAPS LOCK

– 8-10 hour battery life

Instructions

Charge and turn on
Plug the included power cord into an outlet and the circular plug on the bottom left of the Chromebook. A white light appears when it’s pluged in correctly. Expect battery life to be around 8-10 hours from a full charge.

Open the Chromebook. In the upper right corner of the keyboard, press the power button which is just above the backspace key. The Chromebook should turn on very quickly.

Log in
In the bottom bar of the screen that loads, click Browse as Guest toward the lower left corner.

Go to settings
In the lower right corner of the screen, click on the time.

Connect to Wi-Fi
Click the text Not connected beneath the Wi-Fi symbol. From the list, click the name of your home Wi-Fi network or the name of the Lincolnwood Library Hotspot if you also checked one of those out.

If the network has a lock next to it and requires a password, type the password in the Join Wi-Fi network box that appears and click Connect.

If you turn off or log out of the Chromebook, you may have to go into settings and connect to Wi-Fi again.

Browse the web
It should hav eopened a blank web browser before you even connected to Wi-Fi. If not, click the Google Chrome icon which looks similar to a beach ball.

Click into the top address bar where it likely says Search Google or type a URL. Type in a search like “Lincolnwood weather” or a specific website address like https://www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org/ and hit the Enter key.

Turn off
When you’re done using the Chromebook, click on the time in the lower right corner, and click the power button next to Exit guest (on the screen, but with the same icon as the physical button that’s just above the backspace key). Close the lid and unplug the power cable if you were charging the device.

Demo Video


More Help

Need more help using one of our Chromebook? Contact the Information Services Desk at the library by calling (224) 233-1841 or email infoservices@lincolnwoodlibrary.org.