If you want a minimal laptop but don’t want a downgraded version of Office, Microsoft would appear to finally have you covered. The company has toyed with bringing Office to the Chromebook line of slimmed-down laptops, but generally only on Google’s pricy Pixels. It seems that has now changed.
From Chromebooks Unboxed:
It seems that today is the day when the waiting finally stops. No, we’ve not received any grand announcement or explanation as to why these apps have been so hit or miss, but we’ve seen all over the place reports of Chromebooks finally getting Microsoft Office apps running.
So, like we do, we checked every Chrome OS device we have and can confirm they all show every Office app in the Play Store ready for download. Again, we don’t have an exhaustive list at this point, but we’ve tried the Samsung Chromebook Pro, Pixelbook, Acer Chromebook 15 (two different models of it) and the Acer C771 and can confirm all these devices are seeing Microsoft’s Office in the Play Store.