I discovered Chromebooks today, which I had never (consciously) heard about until this afternoon, and I'm posting this to see if anyone here has made experiences with them, and, if so, to hear your opinions. Although I've got a PC at home and one at the office I've always had an additional mobile device to browse the web and occasionally work with (work = read/write texts and prepare simple Powerpoint presentations). Until recently I used a 4-year-old Acer Aspire One netbook for those activities, which ran Windows XP first until I tried several Linux distributions (ubuntu, Lubuntu, who knows what else), but it got slower and slower until browsing the web was so annoyingly slow I decided to sell it. I had been thinking about getting a tablet until I actually tried browsing the web (and posting on TFF) with one, and I quickly realised I needed a device with a keyboard, so I made the decision to buy a new netbook as soon as I'd find one suitable for my needs. And then I discovered Chromebooks, which seem to be perfect for me. I frequently use Google 'products' such as Gmail or Google Drive, and I even wrote most parts of my MA thesis using the Google Docs web app. (Yes, Google knows my name, phone number, email address and knows where I live and what I look like, and no, I don't mind.) Like I said, I'd only need it to browse the web (TFF, social networks, microblogs), check my emails and do a little writing. I've read a couple of customer reviews on Amazon to see how people use them and what they are good for, and I'm planning to do a little more research before I'd decide to spend at least 240€ for a device like this, but I'd like to hear some opinions coming from people who don't just write reviews to blow off some steam about a device that doesn't work the way thay want it to, or to praise a product for whatever reasons. And if no one here has ever used one, and/or doesn't know anyone who owns one, well, that can also say a lot!