The Chromebase is an amazing desktop. It sets up in seconds and links to your Gmail. The device powers on in about 4 seconds and you can search the internet in under 10 seconds. If you heavily use Google products, such as google docs or google drive, this device is amazing. I was able to navigate many folders into my Google Drive in seconds, where my iMac would be loading the "Home" folder. Again, the Chromebase is super fast. If I had to describe it, I honestly felt like my cloud was immediately at my fingertips. I have NEVER experienced such as fast device. This device is a very sturdy internet surfer and is capable of doing light work. I could see this device being good for parents and kids since it has very few options in programs and google is pretty reliable. However, there are some severe limitations. First, the Chrome cannot connect to scanners and could only print through Google Cloud Print. Second, the Chrome "Desktop" is the download folder. Meaning everything must be kept in the google drive or be opened in the browser. Third, Chrome OS is different from Mac OS and Windows OS. So, be conscientious if you want to use the Chromebase as a PC/Mac substitute. Fourth, the accompanying keyboard is weirdly spaced and has a poorly placed "search" key where the "enter" key usually is. I personally love the concept of the Chromebase, but the limitations forced me to return the device days after purchase. I really needed something that is compatible with a few programs and can have USB devices connected to it.
I would recommend this to a friend