Update - I pre-ordered one at Amazon. no tax, no shipping with my Prime account.
This may kill off netbooks and even put a dent in Win 8 laptops.
“The new Chromebook boasts an 11.6-in. 1366 x 768 display. That's slightly smaller than the 12.1-in. 1280 x 800 displays on the previous Chromebook models, but at a glance, it's hard to tell much of a difference. The screen certainly isn't the most eye-catching, high-def display you've ever seen, but with its matte finish, it's easy on the eyes and perfectly suited for things like Web browsing, email and document-oriented work.
Above the display there's a webcam and microphone for online video chatting. The Chromebook has a headphone jack and SD card slot on its left side; along the back you'll find one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, the power connection and a slot for a SIM card. This last appears to be nothing more than a placeholder -- Google confirmed to me that this model is Wi-Fi-only and that a 3G-capable version will launch at some point in the future.
While the device includes 16GB of local SSD storage, buyers also get 100GB of cloud-based Google Drive storage for two years -- a subscription that would cost $120 if bought outright. “