Official Google Blog: A new kind of computer: Chromebook
A little less than two years ago we [Google -JR] set out to make computers much better. Today, we’re announcing the first Chromebooks from our partners, Samsung and Acer. These are not typical notebooks. With a Chromebook you won’t wait minutes for your computer to boot and browser to start. You’ll be reading your email in seconds… At the core of each Chromebook is the Chrome web browser.