In addition to writing, I also do a lot of audio editing work for my “day job.”
I had a Chromebook at one point that I loved for basic writing/web browsing/email and stuff, but over time its OS limitations got to me. It didn’t have enough RAM for more than five or six tabs to run effectively, and obviously I couldn’t use the writing and audio software that I’ve grown to enjoy using for work.
If you’re curious about a Chromebook’s work environment, and currently have a different PC, try doing everything in the Chrome browser for a few days. Don’t use any software but Chrome. That’s basically what you’ll get in a Chromebook. If that’s satisfying to you, then take the plunge. Otherwise you’ll probably want the greater software flexibility of a Windows or Mac machine. Of course, you could also buy a Chromebook and jam linux onto it, but then you’re in void the warranty territory and do so at your own risk.