Need something efficient and long-lasting? Chromebooks, which run on Google's Chrome OS and feature its browser, are great for simple tasks, like emails, social media and web browsing. But with support for Android apps, Chromebooks are getting more sophisticated, and schools love these machines.
Some of the best Chromebooks have even made our best laptops and best sub-$500 laptops lists. To learn more about the perks and limits of Chrome OS laptops, check out our Should I Buy a Chromebook? guide and our list of the best Chromebook games. And if you're having trouble updating your Chromebook or using incognito windows, we have a guide for that too.
August 22 Update: Did you know that Chromebooks have an expiration date for software updates? Learn more here.