Good article from Gizmos for Geeks on the virtues of the Chromebook. I agree with most of what the author said, which basically comes down to "if you want to save money and are not relying heavily on Desktop software for media creation, a Chromebook makes sense.
I have to admit that the video editing and photo editing options in Chrome are still developing, but at the price, especially for price sensitive schools, the Chromebook is a compelling alternative to a Mac or Windows laptop. In many cases, half the cost, less than half the IT management headache, and way better than either competitor for collaboration.
Christopher J. Church
Technology Planning & Consulting, LLC