November 27th, 2012 by Brad Chacos, LAPTOP Contributor
"Microsoft isn’t the only company going touch-crazy with its desktop operating system. A new report claims that Google is working on an in-house Chromebook with a touch screen display. If true, this device would pose an interesting third option (and challenger) to the pair of Chromebooks that Acer and Samsung recently released. More important, such a device could combine Chrome OS and Android into a single user experience.
The China Commercial Times claims that Google has already placed hardware orders with Taiwanese manufacturers Compal Electronics and Wintek."
Google could combine it's entries in the computing world, Chrome and Android, and mount a powerful two pronged attack on Microsoft and Apple at the same time.