I was almost ready to buy a Macbook air, but then I saw the Samsung Google Chromebook on Amazon. The Chromebook is looking enticing for only $249. This is kind of apples/orange but I thought I would compare them anyways since I am debating between the two. Pros: 1. Only $249: not a big deal if I lose it or it gets stolen unlike being mildly paranoid about scratches/losing a Macbook. I can buy four of these for the price of one Macbook. 2. Does almost everything I need in a laptop: email, calendar, browsing, spreadsheets, documents. Cons: 1. Weaker screen, internals, and battery life. 16GB Hard Drive and 2GB memory. 2. No real operating system, no great graphics/games/programs. 3. They are still working out the kinks on Chrome OS. Any advice/sarcasm and other pros/cons welcome.