http://www.google.com/chromebook/ "Nothing but the web." which means exactly that. From what I understand about these Chromebooks, they're entirely dependent on the internet for any functionality. No internet and they're bricks. No local storage or local applications at all, and no Skype either. Chromebooks actually cost as much as a full blown Windows laptop, but with non of the advantages. Given the above would anyone actually buy one of these things? EDIT:- BBC Click video review of the Chromebook here. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programme...ne/9514017.stm Note that it wont even play MP3s, videos, Office documents, etc, from a USB stick or HDD.