However, Google may have taken this criticism on the chin as it recently announced a business-oriented device called Chromebox.
I have not used a Chromebook but it was criticised for being rather poor quality in terms of hardware. This appears to have been rectified as experts say that there have been improvements to it.
Where does that leave the Chromebox, which obviously will be similar to the Chromebook, I suspect?
It has been described as being similar to an Apple TV or Roku box form factor, with the aim for businesses to use cloud computing more easily on the go than that offered by the Chromebook.
One expert said that many businesses or organisations could benefit from this particular machine including call centres, schools, and libraries where space is at a premium. It could easily replace the desktop computer. Since Chrome is internet dedicated and since the idea of the Chromebook and Chromebox is to access of the web and cloud based services quickly and automatically, the device could prove popular.
This all sounds great, but I understand there is one problem, according to some commentators. The Chromebox comes with a quite a hefty price tag. Seemingly, if you want to support as well as hardware, it could cost around $479 (about £300). That said there is no reason why it should stay at that price.
Like the Chromebook, however, you will need a Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet when using the Chromebox.