"Does the web and does it extremely well!"4.0 starson by slaeyer
Pros: Very long battery life
Highly polished interface
K.I.S.S - Keep It Simple St#pid
Cons: Limited to the web and web based apps
16 GB SSD is not conducive to installing other Linux Distros
Many apps still lacking
Summary: Most people these days use their computer for 1 thing and 1 thing only - they live in their browser. Ask your aunt, neighbor, mother, brother, etc. what they use their computer for and they will tell you it is primarily for internet usage. They open a browser and everything they do is done from there.
If this describes you, then this may be the laptop for you. It's extremely simple to use, lightning fast load times and optimized to the point of absurdity. That said, if you want more than just a web browser, this is NOT the laptop you want to buy.
I knew what this device was long before I bought it so I wasn't surprised by it's function. What surprised me was how quickly a device optimized for the web would actually function. 7 second load times from power on to surfing the web is not an exaggeration, rather it is a fact! Using the web on this device FEELS faster than my i5 core laptop with 4x the hardware.
Sure there are things I can't do on my Chromebook but that's not the point of a Chrome OS device. It is built for the web and it does that extremely well!