I type this on a new Chromebook. I have had splendid success over the years with destroying more expensive computers, so I opted for something less costly and yet completely external to the Microsoft ecosystem (which I do not like). So far I like it. There are some new things to learn, but the machine is zippy and has a decent variety of software tools. I haven’t had it for very long, but after just a few days I can heartily commend Chromebooks to others as an alternative to Microsoft and Apple.