My laptop went to its eternal reward in January, so I went out one night after work to buy a new one. Long story short, the store I wound up at was out of stock of the model I wanted, and I really needed one that night, so I let the tech geek sell me an Acer Chromebook.
It does everything that Google Chrome can do, but no more.
He wasn't fully honest about its limitations, so I'll give a review for anyone who might be interested.
It's cheap. Mine was a return, only cost $199.
It's simple and fast. I had it up and running within 20 minutes.
It's light and portable, and good for people who prefer a keyboard to a touch pad.
It doesn't run Word (also one of the Cons), so it doesn't need any anti-virus software.
You can't print directly from it. But you can associate it with other printers in the "cloud" (don't ask me to explain that. I think it has something to do with geocentrism.) and send print jobs from the Chromebook to another printer.
No CD/DVD drive.
No Microsoft Word. You can sort of copy and paste, but it's very laborious, opening two screens side by side. I've also been unable to post any links or pictures here at Cath Info.
For documents, you use Google Docs, which I find more difficult than Word.
My boss is considering having us do some work from home, which would necessitate having Word, so I wound up ordering a laptop today, which I don't regret.
Bottom line, it's a fun, fast device for just "getting online."