The New York Times’ David Pogue on the first Chromebook to go on sale, the Samsung Series 5:
The first assumption is that you’re online everywhere you go. That’s rather critical, because when it’s not online, a Chromebook can’t do much of anything. You can’t peruse your e-mail, read documents or books or listen to music. With very few exceptions, when the Chromebook isn’t online, it’s a 3.3-pound paperweight.
The entire piece is not so much a review of the machine itself, but rather the practicality of Google’s Chromebook concept. The verdict? Not very. At least not at this time and at that price.