A Dell chat person told me today that it might be available Friday March 11, 2011.
I was shocked because I've trying to find information that is not one or two years old. Wikipedia comments:
most of Chrome OS's advantages "can be found in other software environments without having to sacrifice native applications"
a useless brick when you are dealing with no or ancient Internet connections
Have they ever heard of the iPad? Wouldn't those objections apply to tablets?
I'm interested in a Chrome OS PC but disappointed that it continues to be relegated to netbooks. I tried an HP netbook with Linux but returned it because I could not load the the first application that I tried to install: Skype. HP support sucked.
I then bought an Acer netbook running WindowsXP. Many problems and Acer support sucked beyond belief.
Both the HP and Acer netbooks had a problem with the trackpad going out of control often. I'm guessing that it's a hardware problem with small screens since they ran different operating systems.
The Acer had an unconventional screen aspect ratio, which caused problems occasionally.
How about a 17 inch laptop running Chrome OS? Restricting Chrome OS to those stupid netbooks really limits the market. I use google docs online exclusively. I do not need applications on my PC. Just the browser.
I'm anxious to see what is introduced. I really don't to buy yet another laptop running bloated Windows when all I need is access to a browser, exactly what a Chrome OS PC would be. I also do not want to buy another netbook.