Google really, really wants you to believe that the Chromebook is a laptop brand that has something for everybody. It's mainstream, the company says.
Maybe one day, but for now, the Chromebook is less mainstream than a BlackBerry.
In terms of price, Google's dead on. You can splurge on the Pixel, a gorgeously engineered touch-screen version of the Chromebook that lacks a single USB 3.0 or full-size HDMI port but sports a $1,299 entry-level price tag.