I have not been more specific thus I have made your labor harder, and for that, I apologize.
I lug with my briefcase(which I love, leather!) a ton of books, and I have a good laptop, but one that adds 4-5 pounds. By the end of the day of going to class, and walking a good two miles everyday, it takes a toll on your back. So, the problem that i encounter is that in the law library I am unable to take advantage of my laptop, my productivity suffers.
Stabbing a screen for a good three and four hours is not pleasure to say the least. In a sense, a keyboard is a must. Yet, it must also be lightweight(books).
Where I spend most of my time(law library), I have free wifi(secured) available to me. Yet, I can't rely and put my whole basket on Chrome OS. To me, the limitations of the OS do not justify the good keyboard that it has for its price.
So, if I decided to do a Linux distro, my first jerk reaction would be Puppy Linux for the good experience that I had with it. What scares me would be the quality of support for the drivers for such hardware like an ARM processor. I don't want to jump, and waste my money on something that will give me more trouble than the benefit. Now, if someone could point me to install a good supported distro on the samsung chromebook(the one I am leaning towards), then I think I can manage. Meanwhile it doesn't involve much hacking,