Is a Chromebook a good laptop for a college student?

Okay, so the chromebook is really tempting to buy only because of its price, and the fact that it can do what I need it to do, I think. I'm just a basic college kid who needs a laptop for writing papers and doing presentations every once in a while. I do want portability and good battery life, which is why I am looking into getting it, too.

Now, is it really worth it, or is it a shitty laptop? Do not recommend a Mac please. I am not forking over $1000 to surf the web, write emails, and write documents. I'm on a tight budget. Thanks in advance!