10 days ago I paid around $300 for the Acer Chromebook13 (4GB/32GB w/ARM processor). I'm a Win 10/Linux/ChromeOS user with iOS phones.
I prefer the Chromebook for most of what I do (Browsing, Email, Social, and minor doc editing. But for Editing HTML and text, remote terminal and VNC operations, my Linux desktops and laptops are more versatile and easy to use. (BTW, with the ARM processor, installing Linux on the Acer Chromebook13 may compromise its intended performance with ChromeOS, or simply won't work. I will not attempt it. Chromebooks with Intel chips are said to fare better.)
Linux is fast and extremely versatile, does multitasking and server duty well too. I prefer it on my desktops. (Lubuntu Linux works well on old "XP" era Laptops.)
I find Windows 10 to be very good, doing many traditional functions well and with more software choices for certain specialized technical purposes.
My Acer Chromebook13 is very fast with killer battery life (10 Hrs minimum, depending on how I'm using it.) There's no fan, almost zero heat, virtually instant boot-up. There are enough syncing methods now that all my machines and phones have access to the same docs, mail, apps, and bookmarks.
Bottom line, all of my machines have their respective pros and minor cons, but I will NOT give up my Chromebook. It's a winner.