Hi, I'm looking for a laptop or possibly (but unlikely) a tablet (I don't want Windows) to take to and from high school that's relatively cheap and serves as a machine for basic functionality such as web browsing and word processing etc. as a cheaper-type MBA for use with my main, much more powerful machine which is used for more complex tasks (iMac at home). What I'm trying to find out is: Does anyone have the latest model (Acer C7 I believe)? It says it weighs 1.38kgs, does this feel heavy to you in a backpack type of situation? How good is the screen etc? Also are the offline features good enough? My high school doesn't have WiFi readily available although I think this might be coming sometime in the new year; there is ethernet in some places though. I could tether to my phone if necessary. Are there any new models out soon? Forgive me on this, I know nothing about Chromebooks but every time I go on the Play Store it looks like a new model has come out!! How long does the battery life last with real-world use? Anywhere near as long as the MBP/A? Finally, does it play nice with Macs? Or should I just put the whole idea to rest and get a Nexus 7 or used iPad mini? I don't want to take my full-size iPad to school because it's too important & valuable to me. I know cross-platform stuff like Office 365 etc. will work.