Looking for small portable laptop

I am a college student and I'm looking for a small, really portable laptop that I can take to class every day. Since I am in college, I don't have a very large budget so I'm looking to keep it cheap. I would only need to it run word and internet browsing but would want something that won't get bogged down if I go and stream music while streaming music.

I have been looking at this laptop, http://www.microcenter.com/product/401608/X202E-DH31T_116_Laptop_Computer_-_Metallic_Grey, it is on sale for $499 right now which might be just at the top of my price range.

I have also been looking at the Acer Chromebook because of its price and that I could run ubuntu off of it if I wanted to and if I really needed to do anything more than browsing, I could probably just remote into my desktop and run a program that way even though its not the most efficient.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+-+11.6%22+Chromebook+-+2GB+Memory+-+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Iron+Gray/7098526.p?id=1218829108571&skuId=7098526

I really would like to stick with the 11" screen size because of its portability.

Thanks for any input!
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  1. Yes, those choices are great. Go for the microcenter one. It is common sense.

    The microcenter one will have long lifespan as it has windows 8 and a fairly big hard drive. Windows 8 dont need large horses to run.
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