Re: But no network shares @Craigness
@Roland, you really should try a Chromebook for a while before criticising. You say you can download media to your ipad, so you don't rely on wifi, but you can actually do exactly the same on a Chromebook, because they work fine offline. But it's not just mp3s and movie files, there was a Register article not too long ago about the Google Play Movies app being upgraded with an offline feature. I'll see if I can find a link...
More to the point though, if you need to be online to work then nothing will let you work where there is no connection. Chromebooks do not require a connection in order to work, so the claim above about Chromebooks being "a daft way to work unless you work only at home with a good internet connection" was in desperate need of being called out. I did call it out, and unless you can show that Chromebooks DO need to be online whilst you work, or that you CAN'T install apps from non-cloud sources, just give it a rest.
If it really bothers you that Chromebooks work fine offline, you might find some comfort in the fact I use my tablet for media stuff. It's just easier to hold. But I'm fortunate enough to live somewhere that doesn't force me to have a Chromebook, and I'm allowed more than one device. That freedom, and the fact that Chromebooks don't need a connection, seem to have people confused and full of hate.
Did I mention Chromebooks can be used offline?