I don't understand what the motivation for creating ChromeOS was in the first place. It just seems very unlike Google to manufacture a computer that designed to be limited in its function. Here's what the problems with chromebook are:
1) First and foremost, Chrome OS is not Windows. I know this may make me seem like a Microsoft acolyte clinging to the dying ways, but hear me out. The simple fact is: most people and most programs use Windows, and the rest of them use either Mac or Linux. Therefore, Chrome is extremely limited in the programs that it can run, and only works with programs that are Google products or are allowed by Google to be sold on the Chrome app store. Basically, any desktop application that's not Drive does not work without modifying the operating system. That means no iMovie, no Sony Vegas, no Paint.net, no GIMP, no Photoshop, no Steam (which is a pretty major problem for me), no Oovoo, no iTunes (which turns off a lot of regular people), and no JAVA. WHY WOULD YOU MAKE A DEVICE THAT DOES NOT RUN JAVA? Fax machines and HDTVs and even microwaves run on Java. This makes me VERY ANGRY and requires EXCESSIVE USE of CAPITAL LETTERS... ugh. Also, those who are computer illiterate have to learn an entirely new operating system, so this is really not a great option for longtime windows and mac users.
2) Second, I find a very large fault in the Samsung Chromebook's hardware limitations. Chief among these is its extremely low disk space of only 16GB. Seriously? A lot of iPhones have more memory than that. If you have trouble imagining how minuscule that is, think of it this way. If you have a computer hard drive that will be full after you upload less than 20 minutes of HD video on to it, you have a problem. The other storage problem I see is its excessive integration with Drive. Now I understand the desire to have your most-used service be the biggest part of your user experience, but Chrome OS automatically uploads all of the pictures, videos, and documents you produce to your Drive account. Now this would be fine if you had unlimited data in Drive, but after two years, your 100GB of Google Drive space that you got with the purchase of your Chromebook expires, and you have to start paying a monthly fee for it. Because the Chromebook only has 16GB of storage, you are pretty much forced to pay the $3 - $5 a month to continue producing content. Of course, I could also go on and on about the Chromebook's nonexistent graphics and RAM specs, but I do want to wrap this up before Monday.
3) Pricing is also a pretty major issue for me. I don't understand why you would pay $250 for a product that is essentially incomplete. The thing I think is most ironic is that nearly all of the functions performed by the Chromebook can be performed on an iPhone 4S (which costs $99). In fact, you could buy a fully functional Acer netbook with a 320GB hard drive and Windows 8 for only $50 more.
Anyway, this is why I think the Chromebook is a terrible idea, and really don't understand the motivation behind its creation or its appeal to consumers. If I wanted an app-based mobile wireless device, I would have bought an Android phone.