Google chrome is a neccesary evil, an essential piece of software for every PC.
Fully featured, fully customizable, fast, compatible with dozens of addons, extensions, themes, fully integrated into the google ecosystem and instantly syncing all of your bookmarks, theme, addon, browse history (if so you desired) as soon as you login with your account.
Highly compatible with mostly every website online and most of the streaming/flash/animation/object/popup features.
Most recent websites are optimized for Google Chrome due to its vast availability.
easy to update, easy and intuitive to use, deep to customize, available on smartphones, tablets & computers, and seamless to go between all those.
One of the biggest resource hogs in essential/popular software packages. The amount of processes, ram, and cpu it consumes for basic and mundane web browsing tasks is unreasonable.
The deeply customizable approach has allowed for security vulnerabilities in the past. integration with flash is not as intuitive as it should.
Please consider the excessive resource use, consider other products for older hardware.
Google Chrome has been my go to web browser for over a decade, and after learning to accept its downsides, it doesn't seem like I will be using anything else .