I've got a Chromebook years ago that I paid $99 for.
My original plan was to install Linux on it, but once I got it, I realized that a cheap machine optimized for web-browsing was actually way more useful than a cheap general purpose computer.
I think I've been happy with it for longer than I've even OWNED many "real" computers.
ChromeOS updates I didn't ask for:
- It can run Android apps now
- It can run Linux apps now (sound and GPU acceleration coming soon)
Windows updates I didn't ask for:
- Game mode (makes games slower or faster arbitrarily and has no documentation stating what it actually does)
- Windows Defender will helpfully scan the program you just compiled to check if it's a virus before letting you run it