Google's Chrome OS-powered netbook specs leaked

As they announced their new operating system, Chrome OS, Google also told us that we would have to buy certain hardware to get it. They said that the machines would be similar to today's netbooks. However, that was about all we knew about Chrome OS clients. Until now.

News has now leaked about Google's Chrome OS netbook, and it sheds a bit of light on what the machine will be like. Here are the specifications of Google's Chrome OS machine:

  • 10.1-inch high-definition display with multi-touch input 
  • NVIDIA Tegra graphics card 
  • 2 GB of RAM 
  • 64 GB SSD 
  • Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G radios 
  • USB sockets 
  • Ethernet jack 
  • 3.5 mm audio output 
  • webcam 
  • 4 or 6 cell battery 
  • optional GPS radio 
These are quite impressive features for a netbook, namely the 64 GB SSD. But the real kicker is the price, which is slated to be under $300 and maybe even around $200. That's very competitive compared to current netbooks. And it will probably need to be by the time it is released next year (2010). It is also believed that Google will sell the Chrome OS netbook through their own website.

So what do you think? Is this a deal that would entice users to leave Windows XP behind? Or is Chrome OS not all it's cracked? Let us know in the comments!