well, I am back in seattle again. I have some thoughts for those who complain about offline use. it's bollocks. I was only without connection 2 times. flying there and flying back. I had videos to watch (on a thumb drive) books to read (on offline kindle) and ways to write poetry while I flew (scratchpad, a perfectly acceptable word processor lite) ... for all practical purposes I had no downtime at all with the chromebook at all except intentional downtime while i was with my family.