So I now still have the MacBook, 2006 vintage, battered but still working, and the Lava 7-inch tablet I,'m writing this on, and also an Acer Iconia, 10 inch, which doesn.'t seem to replace either of them. I bought it on M.'s behalf but she doesn't want it. I could re -eBay it or keep it though it isn't as portable as the Lava nor as versatile as the keyboard,-equipped MacBook. The Lava seems very much like a PDA to me. The Asus eeeTransformer came up in discussion as a notebook replacement;do you need a hard drive if you need a hard drive if you keep data online or just don't have much data?