I've been using a Chromebook since getting a CR-48 from Google a few years ago, and I love it. I am currently using a Samsung Chromebook, and our district is deploying over 5000 of them.
The Chromebooks, and Chrome OS in general, are fast and work great, but every once in a while they can bog down when doing serious multitasking. Many only have 2GB of RAM and do not offer the ability to add more RAM physically. I found out about a great way to increase your memory by using zRam which uses swap space on your hard disk/SSD. Kevin C. Tofel shared this great resource that is very easy to do.
Here are the simple steps:
- Open up a terminal tab with the CTRL + ALT + T keys.
- Type “swap enable” (without the quotes).
- Restart your Chromebook.
Disabling it is easy too. Do all of the steps but type "disable" instead of "enable".
Give it a try and see how it improves your Chromebook's performance.
Chromebooks in Education: http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/2012/05/new-chromebook-chromebox-and-updated.html