My 4 year old netbook is on its last legs and needs to be replaced. I want something that has: - A maximum price tag of $249 - Thin and light: 2.5lbs or less - ZERO bloatware - Instant on - Built-in virus protection - Automatic updates - Cloud + local storage - 6+ hour battery life - 30 minute recharge time - 10' screen or greater - Document editing & uploading - 1080p video capability - No slowdown over time like PC's - Great keyboard & trackpad - USB 3.0 & HDMI Macbook air is automatically out of the question and overpriced at $1000 minimum :UGH: I tried to make an iPad work as a computer replacement with a logitech bluetooth keyboard + bluetooth mouse (via jailbreak) and it didn't work out at all. iPad seems like an overpriced kids toy compared to a work machine. The samsung chromebook seems to fit this bill perfectly. Not only do you get all of the above benefits, but you also get this in an unbelievable price of $249 Common naysayer arguments: Both macbook air and ipad are just as "useless" without an internet connection as a chromebook. With a chromebook can use still Google Docs and Gmail offline as well as watch movies stored on your SSD drive or read your kindle books. I personally don't need any old windows applications. A windows PC at that price is not only $100 more than I want to spend... but it also doesn't have nearly enough of the benefits that a chromebook has. You have a 16gb ss drive + an SD card reader for additional storage + USB ports to use with an external hard drive. Some people don't have the vision to see what things have the potential to be. You are one of them.