A less disposable Chromebook, starting at $400; also see Google Unveils New Chrome Operating System for Business Customers (NYT), Latest IHS research shows Chromebooks surging as bigger laptops lag (ZDNet), and Introducing new Chromebooks and features, engineered for work (Official Google for Work Blog)
"Chromebooks have taken off as low-priced, low-powered laptops for primary education and casual computing—they’re basically just self-reliant Web browsers. The only Chromebook that’s gone the powerful and expensive route, so far, is Google’s own $1,000 Chromebook Pixel, but it’s something of a misfit. Dell says its new Chromebook 13 has real purpose, tailored for use in the enterprise.Dell’s $900 Chromebook 13 Is Built for Business - Personal Tech News - WSJ
It takes advantage of a forthcoming update to Google’s Chrome OS (available across all Chromebooks), which provides several enterprise-friendly features. Chromebooks finally get reliable VPN support, a necessity for corporate security. New IT enhancements include compatibility with Web-based virtualization software that’ll let Chromebook users run Windows apps."