Actually I've found it hard to find gadgets I want lately. The Chromebook is my first this year. I already have:
- big HP laptop (3 years old)
- HTC Desire smartphone (1 year old, still going strong)
- HTPC (built it myself about 4 years ago, recent minor upgrade to handle HD)
There isn't a lot else I need. I use the laptop at home and on the road, and the Chromebook will take its place on the road but not at home (yet*). I might replace the laptop with a desktop machine in due course.
*I need extended displays, Skype and GotoMeeting to work before I can use a ChromeBook for all of my work. These are all limitations that could be solved in time.