Running Google's Chrome OS operating system rather than, say, Windows 10, they're aimed at what computing has been all about since the late '90s, the internet and your web browser.
Then, it all comes down to size and price, with Chromebooks available as little as 11.6 inches and as wide as 15 inches.
Toshiba Chromebook 2
Full HD on a Chromebook just got better
CPU: 2.1GHz Intel Core i3-5015U Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500 RAM: 4GB Screen: 13.3-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 Storage: 16GB eMMC Connectivity: Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 7260; Bluetooth 4.0 Camera: HD webcam Weight: 2.97 pounds Dimensions: 12.6 x 8.4 x 0.76 inches W x D x H
For a steeper $429 about £299, AU$612 , the newest Toshiba Chromebook 2 is a gorgeous laptop that – clearly, seeing the price – has few flaws.
And, while Acer's Chromebook 15 serves up equal components behind a larger screen for the same amount of scratch, HPs' 14-incher is a bit more compact and better looking to boot, if coffee shop appeal is crucial.
So, before you buy, we suggest you consider all the much more affordable or better options out there before plunking down so much money into the best Chrome machine.
This Chromebook does have some minor issues: it doesn't multitask very well, and the laptop itself only comes in one color.