I've got some friends who uses computers... mmm... maybe it's a fair assumption to think that it's all of my friends.
So, when you are in dare need of changing your ageing laptop and you don't want to pay too much (I know some of you are fanboys of Apple... ) you can try this out:
I am not a HUGE fan of Google... I am a fair fan of them. But These are pretty laptop, not expensive, but still powerful enough for your everyday use. And they have Linux installed on them, so extra security, extra speed and extra awesomeness!
I would, of course, prefer you to buy a full Linux laptop from System76 or ZaReason, but I know it's not so easy, so I will be more than happy if you go with a Chromebook (and you will be too). Or maybe you can do as I did and buy a Sputnik!
Remember just one thing, these (the Chromebooks) are not power machines. If you want to play to the last and all incredibly real life like game, better you buy a desktop (and install Linux on it... eheheh) or something else. The Chromebooks are perfect laptop for the everyday use, meaning surf the web, watch video, listen to music and do whatever the 95% of the population does the 95% of the time with a laptop... and play some games... sometimes...