How To Tell If Your Chromebook Is 64 Bit

Google’s Chromebooks are acquiring fame rather quickly. In a world divided between Windows and iOS; making a dent is quite difficult. However, Google has managed to make it. How? Well, they saw that they were capable of making a light and smooth operating system, known as Chrome OS. Which combined with some hardware and their cloud services, allowed the creation of a lightweight, fast, and portable laptop. Google pledge that a Chromebook only takes 8 seconds to boot. But this speed has a downside; one which we will review later on. 


It is important to note that, while Chromebooks are fast, they are meant for productivity tasks such as writing, business, and entertainment (Video, movies, and music streaming) only. In fact, Google’s first target was to make laptops for students and people who are constantly moving around. Of course, this has changed a bit; but Chromebooks are still meant for the same tasks. This means that if you are looking for a sick new gaming laptop, you will have to look somewhere else. 

But if you are looking for a laptop with great battery life, fast interface, and lightweight, the Chromebook is the answer to your prayers. Thanks to its cloud service, you can access any document from any device, any time you like! Yes, you heard that right, because Chromebook saves everything in the cloud, you can access it from your smartphone, to make an example. However, if you don’t have an internet connection, you will not be able to anything. Yes, that is the downside that I was talking about. 

Like any other operating software, Chrome OS comes on both 32 and 64 bits architecture. Of course, 64 bits built is a lot better than 32. The reason for this is that 64 bits machines are faster because they are capable of using more RAM. Remember that the number of tasks that your laptop can do at the same time depends on the amount of random access memory that it has. Hence, a 64 bits machine can handle more RAM, which means that it can manage more tasks. 

So, how do you know which architecture your Chromebook has? You have two ways to discover it. One using the in-built settings option, and the other using Google Chrome itself.

Using the settings option

Step 1

With your Chromebook turned on, head to the bottom right corner, and click on the status bar. 

Step 2

Now, look at the bottom of the new set of options. There should be a get icon with the settings label alongside it; click it.

Step 3

Click on the settings icon at the top left corner. Then, look for the “About Chrome OS” option and click it. It should be beneath all other options. In some versions, you could find the “About Chrome OS” option at the top of the screen. 

Step 4

Wait until the page loads and you will be able to see whether your Chrome OS is 32 or 64 bits. You can also see if your systems need any updates.

Using Google Chrome Browser 

Step 1

Open a Chrome Tab and type chrome://version on the search bar.

Step 2

Look at the first line, there you should is your Chromebook is 32 or 64 bits.

That is all the process, as you can see, it is quite simple. You will only need a couple of minutes to do it.