Many have transitioned into an online world. The Chromebook, for instance, operates based on your logged-in presence to Google. Your documents live in the cloud, so do your printer connections. Even your bookmarks are synced, meaning if you log into another Chromebook, there they are. Add to that the low cost (Target has an Acer Chromebook for $159), and you can see why many folks have dumped standard laptops in favor of a commitment to an online experience.