@ScanIAm: We have really crappy internet connectivity at home (2Mb link with a 40GB monthly limit), so putting everything 'in the cloud' is less attractive -- we seem to get by on the Eee PC fine without much storage space, but there are a few ISO images I'd like to be able to virtually mount (kids games, assuming the're Win8 compatible, that require the DVD to be present when running).

Herbie