So this year, I'm taking my Nexus 7 in a bluetooth keyboard case. No powerbrick. A much smaller footprint.
The chromebook has 3G connectivity built in but... for $15, I can turn my phone into a wireless modem at a much faster speed if I can't find wifi. So the tablet/keyboard will have all the connection it needs. (I can add the option to my T-Mobile plan for a month and then take it off.)
I love this idea. Between my phone and tablet, I have an incredible amount of on-the-fly computing power. A chromebook laptop would just be overkill and I can far better use the packing space for swag!!
I just heard the Christmas Duck go by. The road under my terrace is on the regular Duck boat route but usually we don't get the Christmas Duck boats. Interesting.