At US $200 the Pinebook Pro looks like a really good (and cheap) alternative to a Chromebook. The Pinebook Pro can run many differnt Linux versions so you get a full OS not just Google Chrome. There are installers available for the most popular versions.
Chromebooks are not cheap and they have the added problems of compromising your privacy that all Google products have.
The Pinebook Pro makes a good alternate choice for surfing the web, light computing or something cheap for travel.