Summary: Most people these days use their computer for 1 thing and 1 thing only - they live in their browser. Ask your aunt, neighbor, mother, brother, etc. what they use their computer for and they will tell you it is primarily for internet usage. They open a browser and everything they do is done from there.
Pros: Very long battery life, Highly polished interface, K.I.S.S - Keep It Simple St#pid
Cons: Limited to the web and web based apps, 16 GB SSD is not conducive to installing other Linux Distros, Many apps still lacking
Summary: It is really the wrong road, a very wrong road, to HELL on earth as far as "we as free citizens" on the internet goes.
Pros: Buying a "GOOGLE Chrome Laptop" will lead to the loss of our WAY OF THINKING about privacy (NONE), individualism (NONE), and RIGHT to think and be INDEPENDENT.
Cons: It's not REALLY a computer, it's a large ANDROID PHONE, with NO INTERNAL HARD-DRIVE for permanent local storage. The public (US) on a "cloud" has No safety net, we can all be altered, searched, seized, deleted, without say-so.
Summary: Long before the browser Google Chrome was released there were many people that speculated about Google releasing their own operating system. There was even a number of screenshots that claimed to be of this mythical creation. Now it's happened, Google have announced their operating system will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010.
Summary: Microsoft is undoubtedly reeling with the announcement of Google Chrome OS, and Apple should be concerned, too. If the Google Chrome OS is as promised, it has the potential to get me, a diehard Apple OSX user, to pick up a netbook That's a slippery slope towards OS agnosticism which causes more problems for Apple than MS since they rely upon the love of their OS for hardware purchases.