Today was Google's big reveal of Chrome OS and its first notebook hardware. While the first actual retail products running Chrome OS won't hit in 2011, there will be a pilot program for testers to experience all that Google explains in the videos below.
For one, it's highly interesting how Chrome OS is completely aptly named since it basically exists entirely inside the browser. Of course, if your internet goes down, so does most of Chrome OS's functionality – which is why there is a built-in 3G connection.
Verizon will be providing the 3G services and there will be a free 100MB per month for two years, but Big Red will be happy to sell more extensive data plans for those who need more than that tiny amount.
If priced right and Ubuntu is proved on it I will probably get one if they keep this design.
Actually, let me rephrase that statement (since I thought iPad was going to bomb as well and it didn't):
I'm not gonna buy it.
I'm just curious to see how it will work, i need to know first hand.
Last time i said this i was thumb'd down heaps! These are just my opinions.
I'll stick to a normal personal computer which requires an extra 1minute of life to boot up.
I think Google has a chance with users describe above. Readers here at TH might be reluctant to by an internet device.
Even though I understand where Google is going with this, I do a lot more with my PC (e.g. video & photo editing, publishing, gaming, etc) than just browse the web.