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Breathe new life into PCs and Macs with ChromeOS Flex

Try the cloud-first, fast, easy-to-manage, and secure operating system for PCs and Macs. ChromeOS Flex is a sustainable way to modernize devices you already own. It’s easy to deploy across your fleet or simply try it to see what a cloud-first OS has to offer.

Learn how you can reduce e-waste with ChromeOS Flex

The free upgrade your PCs and Macs have been waiting for

Install ChromeOS Flex on your PCs and Macs so they are secure, boot fast, don’t slow down over time, update automatically in the background, and can be managed from the cloud.

Fast, modern work experience from anywhere

  • Devices boot quickly, don’t slow down over time, and update in the background, reducing device downtime
  • Experience fast access to VDI and web apps with an intuitive, clutter-free, and reliable experience

Fast deployment and easy management

  • Deploy ChromeOS Flex across your fleet via USB or network deployment and a user’s settings and policies sync to the device almost instantly
  • Use the Google Admin console to manage updates and configure device policies remotely

Proactive security

  • Blocked executables and sandboxing technology eliminate the need for antivirus software
  • IT controls prevent data loss on lost or stolen devices

Make the most of your existing hardware

  • Refresh your older devices with a modern OS and extend their lifespan to reduce e-waste
  • Deploy a more energy efficient, sustainable solution while experiencing lower total cost of ownership

How it works

A USB drive is all you need to experience ChromeOS Flex on your PC or Mac. It only takes a few minutes to get set up, and we'll walk you through it.


Create a bootable ChromeOS Flex USB drive to try ChromeOS Flex prior to installing it.


When you’re ready, install ChromeOS Flex on your PC or Mac to replace your operating system.


Deploy ChromeOS Flex to more devices in your organization via a USB drive or network deployment.

Deployment of ChromeOS Flex really saved us. When you have a stable, safe, and no-hassle operating system at the hotels, that really, really affects our employees, and of course the guests as well.

Bjørn Arild Wisth, Deputy CEO, Nordic Choice Hotels

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When to consider ChromeOS Flex

Whether you’re just learning about ChromeOS or looking to accelerate your cloud-first OS deployment, ChromeOS Flex makes it easier than ever.

Easily try modern computing with cloud-based management on existing devices.

Reduce e-waste and extend the life of your existing devices by transforming them with a modern OS.

Deploy a cloud-first OS on purpose-built hardware for specialized use cases like kiosks or digital signage.

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Manage & secure your ChromeOS Flex fleet with Chrome Enterprise Upgrade

Chrome Enterprise Upgrade unlocks the built-in business capabilities of ChromeOS Flex devices. Use Chrome Enterprise Upgrade to secure and manage them alongside Chromebooks in the cloud-based Google Admin console.

Advanced security

Remotely wipe or disable devices and enable sign-in restrictions to ensure data stays in the right hands.

Control updates

Choose to roll out updates gradually or automatically with the added option for long-term support channel.

Granular device controls

Enable single sign-on, identity-free login, and configure printers and WiFi networks.

Reporting and insights

Pull insightful reports including 7-day active metrics, OS versions, and crash reports.

Scalable, cloud-first management

Manage devices remotely in Google Admin console, use 3rd party UEM solutions, or use Chrome Policy API to manage at scale.

Try ChromeOS Flex for free

Enter your information to get directed to installation instructions and see certified devices for ChromeOS Flex. Interested in ChromeOS Flex for Education? Click here to get started.
Looking to install on a personal device? Start here.

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