I have this laptop and its simply amazing, While a lot of people here are recommending the windows laptop, I can think of 2 major reasons for the chromebook. - Battery Life (I love having a laptop that actually lasts all day) - Google Play you never have to worry about stupid updates eating your storage, the build quality is amazing.
It won't - I've got one, as well several Windows laptops! Chromebooks were a great innovation several years ago when they were first released - snappy, light footprint etc - at a time when cheap Windows laptops still cost £300+ and horrible 15.6" brick like machines. Since then, ChromeOS has become more bloated (the login that used to be snappy takes several seconds now - so much for instant on), Google have basically killed ChromeOS development (still no support for alot of video codecs for example, PITA print options etc) to concentrate on Android, and Windows laptops and component prices have come down in price so much that you can get nice entry level Windows machine for around £200 that's superior in every way to a Chromebook at the same price. When you throw in the vast amount of available software in the Windows ecosystem, it becomes a non-argument.
You can now print from chromebooks without having to use google cloud print. Don't know when it was introduced, but it works fine with my networked colour laser. Makes chromebooks an even more sensible option.
Looks fantastic but still very small.
That's odd, looks fantastic on mine.