As long as its not an HP laptop you should be good, used to have one and it broke so many times it was unreal. Have about 5 other friends with the same experience with them, they're such trash computers.
My Uncle has the Samsung one and he likes it, they are pretty cheap but still have a SSD so it boots pretty quick. If all you really need is to browse the web, use a text editor and some other small things nothing really beats it.
okay thanks for the answers dudes. yeah i remember them talking about the chromebook being a laptop dedicated to being cheap and barebones cause it would serve mostly as a cloud computing machine (even its programs? idk). i just hadnt kept up on it and had sort of assumed google would make one model