I like having 3G since I don't have a 3G cell phone since I retired. I wouldn't want it to be my only computer because I'm too used to the Windows applications (Word, Excel, etc.) And the touch pad sometimes drives me crazy. I can't use a map because I'm constantly zooming it all over the place! Probably not a problem if you're young and used to it! But I keep my Chromebook in the kitchen and check email all the time - and can take it in the car if I need to be away from home and check email.