"The Market" or "A Market"?
I'm sorry guys but the Samsung Chromebook will be a market failure - yet another. The market has already spoken and they want either powerful notebooks (ie. Macbook Pro, or 15" or 17" screens) or a tablet. It either has to work for serious business computing, or be super-portable (tablet) .... this is neither. It is another class of netbook that nobody wants.
Please re-think and give us a powerful Chromebook with a 15" or 17" screen, HDMI output, 128gb SSD, and lots of goodies.
I believe we heard the same thing said of netbooks, which as memory serves sold like mad when they released, and still hold a profit margin even after the tablets came.
There is a market that prefers a traditional notebook/laptop, there is also a market that wants something bigger and more powerful than their cell phone, and this unit can fill that void. And for those with deeper pockets there is the very successful Motorola Atrix that also shows there is a market for these sorts of technologies.
Nothing wrong with notebooks, I'm posting from one now, and I don't believe for a second that when I get my Chromebook that it will replace my traditional notebook and desktop, but it will definitely augment my setup. 10 second boot time, 8.5 hour battery life, and a real "netbook" cloud style operating system, I can't wait.
Anyway to each their own, if a Chromebook doesn't do it for you, and you still want the security and stability of Linux, then get a Linux Laptop/Notebook, there are companies selling them.