A few points. There is definitely a community that can utilize a drive like this - video editors and video compositors and the like! This is especially useful when you are editing on the set, on the fly. Video takes a lot of speed and while this device may not have the ultimate speed of single SSD applications, it is a more than adequate speed increase to run video editing, compositing, 3d drawing and animation and CGI apps at speeds necessary for video work without being tied down to network workflows. As to adaptability to other OS, as long as it is initially partitioned in Windows, presumably the partitons could be converted for use with OSX or Linux. As to price, though the initial list price is high, the street price has gotten down pretty quickly. I picked one up for under $220 from a well known supplier. And for what it does for a laptop, it's quite a deal. Most of the rules of SSD optimization and utilization still apply. For other applications where you need to make the OS and programs fly and still need a large storage capacity for files and the portability of a laptop, it would indeed be the ticket. For surfing the internet, not so much. But not everyone is just looking to have the internet in their pocket. There are still other uses for computers. So, no, it's no joke.