Chromebooks are a good option for those on a tight budget, especially if they need a new computer that they can easily carry. Keep in mind that comparing a laptop to a Chromebook is not an apples-to-apples comparison. Aside from price, the operating system is the most significant difference. If you’re used to Windows or MacOS, Google’s simple Chrome operating system may not have all of the capabilities you’re looking for. But, on the other hand, with some Chromebooks at under $300, you might be able to save a lot of money by skipping features you don’t use anyhow.