Yesterday, At the Google I/O Conference, Google announced the release of their Chrome OS based laptops, which are "optimized for web". The new Chromebooks will store data online, rather than on traditional hard drives which google claims makes the performance on the laptop, significantly faster. The question remains whether or not the notebook would require a constant connection to the internet for it to work properly (if at all) but in today's day in age, it does not appear that notebook users drift too far away from an internet connection.
Google's Linus Upson, Vice President of Engineering claimed; “Your apps, games, photos, music, movies and documents will be accessible wherever you are and you won't need to worry about losing your computer or forgetting to back up files."
12.1" (1280x800) 300 nit Display
3.26 lbs / 1.48 kg
8.5 hours of continuous usage 1
Intel® AtomTM Dual-Core Processor
Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)
HD Webcam with noise cancelling microphone
2 USB 2.0 ports
4-in-1 memory card slot
Fullsize Chrome keyboard
Oversize fully-clickable trackpad