you can find 128GB SSDs very cheap these days. I'd get a sub 300 laptop and upgrade the drive and then boom you have a very capable system leaps and bounds better than a Chromebook.
"Focusing on productivity" to me says that they are going to focus more and more on iOS and Android and make those companies/products more "productive". Meanwhile treating Windows/Windows Phone as...
Paul, I believe you meant "over-the-ear" headphones not "over-the-air".
Blame HBO for that one. Amazon/Netflx and others were ready to go at launch. No reason why HBO didn't.
Buy a Synology NAS and call it a day. And they have many WIndows Phone Apps to boot. I can browse the pictures/music/files on my NAS at home right from my phone, anywhere in the world.