Soooo some of your points are valid and some not so much.Im not necessarily debating you but some of your over zealous points are wrong. I have problems with your first paragraph and part of your second. 1. you cannot, i repeat, you cannot watch dvd's on a notebook. you would have to buy an external dvd drive for that and netflix is a much better option than fooling around with dvds for most people. so thats the first issue. 2. Note books dont come with a mouse either. you have to buy that separately. 3. As far as money goes a 128gb sd card is way cheaper than a 128 SSD while granted a SSD is reliable my point is that if you were to try to upgrade to a higher storage capacity it would be more costly and this form of storage is interchangeable at least. My previous points make your 3 paragraph moot since there are a similar amount of extras that you would have to buy for a notebook. Most of the time you have to buy so called REAL office suite. so again more extras. Google docs is free. Finally your last paragraph is where you really lose me because it shows that you seem to be a zealous anti google individual for no real good reason. Also if you think google is the only doing this and every other company is innocent and sweet and not using your data then you are just plain ignorant.