I am planning on purchasing a Chromebook for a single purpose, which is to connect a large monitor/TV and have the Chromebook sit on a certain web page indefinitely.
My question is this: How long can a Chromebook be left refreshing a page or making AJAX calls before something goes wrong?
Is it a matter of hours, days, months? Does anyone have experience actually doing this?
Will it be building up some sort of cache or other saved information that will eventually consume all available memory? Is there some other aspect that would prevent it from continuing indefinitely?
I am creating the web page myself, and I plan to have the page periodically either refresh itself entirely or make AJAX calls for current information. I would like for the information to update fairly often, ideally about every 5-10 seconds; however, less frequent updates would be tolerable, up to perhaps 5 minutes between each update. The information shouldn't change every time, but it would be great if it updated shortly after changes are available (which might be about 15-20 times per day on average).
The amount of data shown on the page is relatively small- it should all fit on the page without scrolling. As time passes, some information will be removed and other information will replace it, remaining roughly the same overall.
I'm assuming that maintenance would be required occasionally, probably restarting the browser or Chromebook.
I am aware that there are other factors to consider, such as the monitor/TV having an image "burned" into it over time, the web page needing to handle possible interruptions to the internet connection, power outages, etc... This question is specifically about how well a Chromebook and its browser handle continuous refreshes/AJAX calls over a prolonged period.