Fresh from Google’s IO conference comes today the news that notebooks that run the Chrome operating system will be available June 15 and they will be quite cheap (less than $500 for one with a 12 inch screen; I saw diverging reports on its price, $429 and $499). They will also be rentable, $20 a month for education use, $28 a month for business use. They will have Verizon WiFi (not sure what Verizon will ask for data access and what usage limits it will slap on). This could be big. I can see having one of these for all travel. Maybe I will not ever get an iPad or a MacBook Air, like I have been tempted many times to do.

UPDATE: more information in this post.