After a long wait time, Microsoft's Office apps are now finally available on all Chromebooks - though it'll be useless if you have a larger Chromebook. Some Chromebooks have worked flawlessly with Office apps for over a year.
"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".
Most of the Microsoft apps are quite popular in the Google Play Store and as the Redmond giant is improving the Office suite with monthly updates, the new Office suite would be a hit among the Chromebook users. Unfortunately this was not the case and only a few models received Office Suite.
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Over the a year ago, "Office apps would randomly show up on one device without being available on most others", Chrome Unboxed said.
While most people are probably buying Chromebooks to use Google's suite of online services, having a fully-offline capable copy of Office is a handy thing to have in the tool chest.
I do love Google Docs, it has everything I need to get stuff done on the move, but, given the choice, I would always choose Office 365 over it, as it is simply more my style - it's also more feature-rich. On the other hand, the Office productivity suite was not available on Chrome OS, which was a deal-breaker for users who were dependent on it. This helps users to try out new features even before they are released to the production ring.
Last year, Microsoft revealed that machines with a display at or below 10.1-inches would be classified as a "true mobile device". The smaller iPad Pro enjoys free access to the Microsoft Office apps, while the 12.9-inch iPad Pro needs a subscription.