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To follow up on what Phil Johnson already said, I think the way printing works with Chromebooks is a major drawback. If you do have a Google Cloud Print printer (which I don’t) it’s fine. If you don’t the need to go through another computer is a clunky solution that prevents a Chomebook from being a go-to “laptop” for many people. I’m not sure what the reason is behind a design that doesn’t even allow Chromebooks to just connect via USB to a standard printer, but until Google Cloud Print is ubiquitous, it is perhaps the main drawback of Chromebooks.
Depending on your setup at home, printing from a Chromebook can be more of a pain, as I recently found out.
If you have a printer that supports Google Cloud Print, then you'll be able to print directly from your Chromebook to that.
If don't have that but you do have a printer connected to another computer on your network, you can set that up as a Google Cloud Printer and access it from your Chromebook.
Here's an article that walks you through these two options: http://blog.laptopmag.com/how-to-set-up-google-print-on-your-chromebook