They say they will roll out in the coming months in "ONE U.S. market," with availability determined by "consumer population."
Translation: "Between now and November, we hope to begin a rollout in the Okenfenokee market."
Say what you will, but these Chronebook products have real value and a reason to exist. Somewhere between iPad and MacBook, there are certain users I'd recommend a Chromebook to without hesitation.
And if they're not long-lasting... The waste would be a shame, but at those prices, just buy another!
An iPad with a GOOD keyboard is probably better for most people--and costs more too. Sometimes money IS an object. Better a decent Chromebook (I'm sure some exist) than some...
Solar is a valuable PART of escaping the fossil fuel crisis. For a residential home, solar on the roof CAN supply you 100%--and you don't have to be in the desert. (But because of the energy/waste that can go into making the panels, I advocate focusing on newer methods/kinds.) Industrial users are going to need empty land... but so do manufacturing plants (not to mention strip mines for coal).
The sun also powers wind, which is another part.
Increased power efficiency...
If there's a backlit revision and the keys aren't black, that would be insane:
- Macs haven't been white for years. They all have black trim.
- Backlighting always improves visibility against black keys. Against white keys, it sometimes REDUCES visibility.