Originally Posted by ktr
There is not much to say. Hardware wise, it is an excellent netbook (great screen, great keyboard, great mouse, great battery life). Software wise, ChromeOS is Chrome Browser. There is nothing wrong with having an operating system solely dedicated to a browser (fast boot, less things to go wrong), considering that for the majority; the most time spent on a computer is surfing the web and that there is so much that can be done using web powered (cloud) applications.
The tablet market has destroyed netbook market. Honeycomb's browser is extremely close to Chrome browser (tabs w/ incognito, Flash w/ better performance, bookmark sync) and you can rely on native Android applications rather than cloud applications.
Perhaps my view of the chromebook is somewhat slanted, after reading this post, i have decided to re evaluate my perception of them a little bit.
What happens if the net goes down, or is out of range etc etc?
Why wouldnt you want your digital media on your own harddrive? Why wouldnt you want the full functionality and control of a dedicated os of sorts?
Laptops are so cheap these days, that have all of this and more, for hardly much more if not the same as price wise.
And one can still use the "cloud" as well on a regular machine if need be.
It may be an ok machine for what its worth, but instinctively it still feels like they are flogging a dead horse with the overall concept.