This hardware at this price running Linux, Android, Windows RT or even iOS would be a great bargain.
What I have not yet seen in any promotion of a Chromebook is how well it works as a basic document editor when I'm *not* connected to the Cloud.
If I need a lightweight mobile editing device with a permanently attached keyboard (which I cannot accidentally leave behind) then I need that portable
document editor to be able to work even if the WiFI at the conference I am attending isn't working yet or is just plain overloaded.
Adding a carrying case with a bluetooth keyboard, and software, to my Nexus 7 comes out way ahead Microsoft Surface.
If this Chromebook ran Android, it would come out ahead.
But have they really enabled Chromebooks to work effectively when detached from the network yet?