Chromebooks are not popular but in time, they could be. \u00a0Chromebooks are similar to netbooks in size and also similar to netbooks, they have quite mediocre specs. That\u2019s because these machines run on Google\u2019s Chrome OS, a cloud-based operating system that does the most important things online or \u201con the cloud\u201d. \u00a0Samsung has a Chromebook and Acer has one too.\u00a0 The newest company to launch a Chromebook is HP.\u00a0 The HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook goes for $330 and is actually more expensive than the offerings from Samsung and Acer. The HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook has\u00a0a 1.1GHz Intel Celeron 847 CPU and 2GB of RAM with 16GB of built-in flash storage but users get 100GB of Google Drive space which will be free for the first two years only. This Chromebook has a 14-inch display with 1366 x 768 resolution and for connectivity, it has three USB 2.0 ports an SD card reader and an Ethernet jack. \u00a0It has a short battery life at four hours and 15 minutes. Chromebooks are actually just glorified web browser.\u00a0 At least it looks that way for now.\u00a0 Google\u2019s internet apps are increasing but overall, the system still can\u2019t replace a desktop system. \u00a0If you\u2019re looking for a small notebook, therefore, Windows-based netbooks are still better in my opinion. \u00a0Or if you don\u2019t need a notebook form factor, you can get a tablet instead.\u00a0 That will give you more apps and it\u2019s more mobile than a Chromebook.