I love Chromebooks, if only for their ease of operation. It takes literally minutes to set them up, all of the configuration is stored in the Google Cloud, they get updates for up to eight years. More recently they advanced from cheap & awful to quite beautiful and powerful. I am currently on a Lenovo Yoga C13 Chromebook, which is stunning.
Chromebooks runs most everything in the browser, but you can also Android apps. For me those were mainly Microsoft Office apps and a few text editors like iA Writer, ruff and Text. Now Microsoft drops support for those Office Apps on Chromebooks and wants me to use the Office Web Apps. Since I have not been traveling a lot recently, I don’t know the implications for me yet.