Chrome OS was a great idea from Google but besides a few small issues, it has not been mainstream. That may be about to change. An FCC (US Federal Communications Commission) registration for “something” from Sony has been in the works for several months. It lacks a key for M$’s stuff, so it may be a Chromebook.
The specs include a 31 WH battery and a T25 processor (label on the underside) which is an ARM processor. If so, this could be the first Chromebook on ARM, from SONY and made by FoxConn, so it’s mainstream stuff.
2012 is shaping up to be a great year. One of my predictions is that ARM and */Linux will intrude into the areas of the Wintel monopoly and this product is just one example of several we have seen.