Chrome OS (free)…Need I say more. If your thing is speed for all applications and you plan on using a laptop for everything except gaming, then I would recommend waiting for one of these. I currently have laptop and am not really impressed and know that a large portion of what is holding it back is the resource heavy OS. With Netbooks coming out with a Google Operating System, I’m down. It would be a completely different story if I used my laptop for gaming, but since I have a gaming rig in desktop form as well as my 360, I would just like my laptop to be speedy, easy and user friendly, everything that Google is.
CEO Eric Schmidt’s ramblings:
“At Google we’re getting ready to deploy these essentially Android and Chrome-based devices that are in development, so we want, of course, to eat our own dogfood which is how we sit here and build things. … We found applications that were part of our business; operations, sales, accounting so forth… even at Google we have this problem. I expect everyone faces this problem.”
And about the price…
“It will be up to the manufacturers who do it, but the price points you should think about are the current netbook pricings which are 300 dollar, 400 dollar price points. … Those prices are completely determined, by the way, by the costs of the glass, the costs of the processor and things like that, but in our case Chrome OS and Android are free so there is no software tax associated with all of this.”