Advice on chromebooks please

I need to stop sitting at the desktop computer quite as much for health reasons. Therefore I’m looking at a portable device to connect to the main PC (currently on Alma 8.7) that I can use in a recliner chair or in bed.

I was wondering about a laptop, but they all seem (1) expensive and (2) have Windows pre-installed. Chrome books seem much cheaper, but are they any use? Basically all I would need would be the browser :heavy_check_mark:, LibreOffice :question: and multiple console windows :question: to ssh onto the server. Can ChronOS do this, preferably without sending all my data to Google? Alternatively, has anyone installed Alma 9.1 in a chromebook?