|Chromebook 3G with a Decalrus orange carbon fiber decal|
"I've used Chrome. It's just a web browser. How can you make a computer that's just a web browser?"
I had heard that Asus would be making a touch version of their amazing 11" Zenbook Prime, and was patiently waiting for that. Then I heard (on Reddit I believe) that the number one selling laptop for 3 months (five now) on Amazon was the Samsung Chromebook 3 Series.
Yup. That's kinda hard to ignore. I started seriously reading about them. I heard about how amazing Chrome Remote Desktop was on a Chromebook. People were remoting back to home Desktops machines and using Photoshop. That's how good it was. And I had to try one myself. Very glad I did.
3) Yes, it's plastic construction. It's very well done plastic construction, but you can force some creaks out of it if you twist it a little.
4) No, the keyboard isn't back-lit. Would be nice. I work at night a lot.
But because of that amazing keyboard, amazing touch pad (first laptop where I'm not constantly bumping the track pad when typing) and incredible speakers that you have to hear to believe, it's a total joy to use. You aren't expecting actual bass response. You aren't expecting the microphone to be so good that you can use the laptop as speakerphone with Google Voice. You will be shocked the first time it boots up in 8 seconds. You will be amazed as it wakes from sleep the second you open the lid. You aren't expecting to fall in love with this cheap (250 bucks) laptop. You aren't expecting that at all.
It's just an amazing combination of features that combine to make an overall highly positive user experience. If you've been on the fence, just get one. It will become your favorite device pretty quickly.