"Um...it kinda worked?"2.0 starson by epran
Pros: It's simple, kinda, but it also resembles a slight ripoff of Windows 7 taskbar had a baby with the iOS home screen with an Android launcher.
Cons: Grossly underpowered, a traditional laptop could use the internet faster.
Summary: One of my instructors brought some of these in for us to work on writing assignments, so that we could access our Google Docs accounts created for us to give her assignments. Once we were assigned one, we proceeded to log into our accounts to learn how to use the devices. It wasn't hard to use, but at the same time, half of my classmates couldn't even figure out how to change the time, customize the chromebook, and various things such as that that should be...well, simple, as the Chromebook is advertized as. Yes, it's pretty, until you put some sort of Bob Marley theme on top of Chrome. It's also not totally usable for the average user. If a high school/college student didn't want to try and figure out a new OS, what makes Google think an elderly woman would? Eventually, most of us gave up and brought out our own laptops. We noticed that the internet connection suddenly became significantly faster once we did that. Also, being forced to stick with Google services isn't the greatest thing. Yes, Chrome is a great browser, but what if I want Firefox? What if I want to add Office Web Apps instead of Google Docs? Note: We were actually given the 'higher-end' Samsung Chromebooks, not the cheaper Acer ones, either. I don't think I'd ever switch to something like that; it's not a terrible user experience, but it's not a terribly good experience, either. It's got a good way to go. Until then, I'd much prefer a Full OS such as Windows 8 or OSX Mountain Lion.