A friend's wife asked me to have a look at her Chromebook... and, never having seen one before, I struggled. The experience made me think about getting a Chromebook myself, especially as some of our schools are now providing them to their pupils. I didn't buy a Chromebook and now it looks like I won't have to. This article may be helpful to others in the same boat of wanting to support an unfamiliar OS. I'm fortunate to have an older laptop and netbook that are both compatible so I can experiment. You can check system compatibility here.

Hope this helps...