A few days ago Google announced new Chromebook laptops as well as new companies that will participate in the program – Toshiba and ASUS. And while we like the fact that more OEMs are joining Google’s scheme we can’t help but wonder when will the “perfect Chromebook” be released. What I’m looking for is something super-portable. My existing Ultrabook has a 13.3-inch screen and is pretty light; if I’m going to get another laptop it *must* be lighter and smaller, hence easier to carry around.
If Google thinks that Chromebooks will serve as a replacement to our full-blown PCs/Macs, they’re totally wrong in so many ways. On the other hand, if they do understand we need a laptop that will complement our existing computer, they need to push harder. Cause — and I can’t repeat this enough — we need something that is super-easy to carry around. In other words, I’m talking about a device that has a screen that isn’t bigger than 11.6 inches, and yes – I would like even smaller devices. Though I guess some folks appreciate bigger screens.
The best Chromebook in my opinion would be the Sony Vaio P. When this laptop was launched, the Japanese company decided to sell it at a hefty premium all while using a lousy chip that couldn’t properly “handle” Windows. With Chromebook and some modern Atom chip — or even better, a Hashwell one — that would be a device many would want. At least that’s the way I see things. The Vaio P is super portable device and with Chrome OS it could help us be ever more productive while on the go.
Now if Sony could join the Chromebooks program that would be awesome. Perhaps we should start a petition? Any thoughts?