Sporting a minimalist design, Chrome has some pretty hoopy technology under its hood and has helped to re-ignite the browser wars. Not only is it blindingly fast, it's also incredibly robust and secure.
Where other browsers seem to have buttons and tool bars for everything, Chrome adopts a more austere approach. Not only does this make for a significantly less cluttered browsing experience, but it also means that the controls that Chrome does display tend to be multi-purpose.
Type a URL in the address bar you'll quickly be transported there. Type a search query and Chrome will serve up some search results.
Whilst Chrome has forsaken the home button, it can display thumbnails of favourite websites, giving you a quick and visual means to access your favourite pages from any new tab.
Equally nifty is the ability to drag browser tabs onto your PCs desktop where they'll become separate browser windows. Given its Google parentage, it isn't terribly surprising that Chrome is also web app savvy. The most potent example of this is the ability to set up shortcuts for web apps on your PC's desktop so you can quickly launch Gmail, Google docs etc.
Chrome may be late to the browser battle, but it's freakishly fast, and near bomb proof to boot. As it gains wider support from developers, expect it to give both Firefox and Internet Explorer a serious run for their money.