Even with a Chrome book and its designed integral dependence on the cloud, it still isn't necessary to be online.
The Acer C7 has a 320GB HD. Others have 16GB internal SSD with 32GB SD slots.
It just takes a little thought with the new capabilities.
i.e. Google (offline) utilities.
Secondly you can add ubuntu to the Acer C7 and the others and have a dual boot system.
Much flexibility, but you have to be willing to give it a try.
Last edited by SeaKing; 01-29-2013 at 08:50 AM.