Chromebooks-To buy or not?Watch
Obviously a chromebook is limited to programs available via the google store, so if you wanted to use more specialist software such as SPSS or Minitab for statistics, I'm not sure this would be possible on a chromebook.
You could probably manage using a mix of your chromebook and university computers, but if you wanted a laptop that would do everything you might need at uni, I don't think a chromebook would be enough.
However, I have used Googles range of web-apps for other activities such as group presentation work and have found them very good, but this is something that also works on a Windows or Mac so it would be more ideal to go for that.
Very limited storage on most and need for constant wi-fi connection.