Re: Weren't Chromebooks supposed to be low-end-use-as-terminal-only ?
They gave up on that a long time ago. It made them seem even more pointless to me, because now they're no longer cheaper* than a laptop that can do more things**. Then again, I was never going to buy one that could only do the Chrome OS things, so maybe it was inevitable that they'd realize that dumb terminals weren't very popular when you could have a smart one without much difference.
* There are cheap Chromebooks the same way there are cheap Windows laptops. You can run Windows 10 on a dual-core Celeron or Athlon with 4 GB of RAM and an eMMC, and it won't even be unusable, but you still don't want to to the extent that buying used is a better idea if you really have that restriction in budget.
** Yes, I know, Chromebooks have a Linux VM, just like every other OS in existence. I prefer when I can select my own versions of Linux and, if the need is there, Windows. I'm not particularly interested in testing a bootloader that might be unlockable when I can buy lots of computers whose bootloader unlock procedure is pushing the right function key when it turns on and selecting a different disk from the menu.