Originally Posted by tubemonkey
I plan on getting a Chromebook. I use my computer mostly for consumption - web surfing, email, paying bills, news, videos, games, etc. It's a recreational device.
Also, I only use my computer when it's connected to the internet. Turn the net off and I turn my computer off. To me, a computer is worthless without the net.
So I see no drawbacks to Chrome.
...so then a Surface may work well for you as well because you can simply use the web for things that don't have specific apps.
To each their own. I would much prefer tablet specific apps that I can use offline. That doesn't mean I require them though, it's just one of many factors.