I have an older Chromebook and love it. It is an inexpensive computer that does about 95% of the things I need a computer to do. It is a simple computer that runs a web browser and always requires an Internet connection. However, I can also make the case that it is a sophisticated device available at a very low price ($235 to $330), is easy for non-experts to use, never gets viruses, and meets the needs of 99% of Internet users worldwide.
Now Matt Baxter-Reynolds has written an article available in the ZDnet web site that describes his recent love affair with the Chromebook. He purchased one assuming he wouldn't like it. To his surprise, he fell in love with the device. In fact, he likes it better than the much more expensive iPad. I agree. I get more usage out of my Chromebook than I do out of the iPad I purchased later.
You can read The Chromebook -- it's like an iPad, but with a keyboard by Matt Baxter-Reynolds at http://goo.gl/9TCh3.