The new google notebook with "no programs"
Google just launched a new type of laptops, the Chromebook, using the new Google Chrome OS. This means no programs, no desktop, and nothing to start up. Which will allow the laptop to boot in less than 8 seconds, doesn't require updates or anti-virus since google promises that it's built in security is enough. The web, rather than a local hard drive is also used for storing data, files, music, documents and videos. Which means you will never lose anything since everything can be accessible online.
The computer's functions are limited when it's disconnected from the internet, although the Chrome browser can support the use of Gmail, Google Docs and Google Calendar offline, along with other applications or websites that use HTML5 to run when disconnected from the internet. But, in addition to the WiFi, the Chromebook can be purchased with optional 3G wireless service, providing internet connectivity wherever 3G phones can get a signal.
Chromebook models made by Samsung and Acer will go on sale online June 15 in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain starting at $349. The company said they would be available in other countries "over the next few months" but would not release details about a Canadian launch.
I don't know if I like it more than the tablets or tablets would be better but the chromebook has one very big advantage, it has both WiFi and 3G connection.