The Chromebook promises to start in an astonishingly short time—under 10 seconds. That’s because it’s a feather-light machine, free of software programs or storage space.
It just has a browser, from which one is able to check any—and only—web-based services. And that’s why it doesn’t fare too well as a practical device.
The first assumption is that you’re online everywhere you go. That’s rather critical, because when it’s not online, a Chromebook can’t do much of anything.
You can’t peruse your e-mail; read documents or books; or listen to music. With very few exceptions, when the Chromebook isn’t online, it’s a 3.3-pound paperweight.