More Chrome OS models will need to include all display sizes, all battery sizes, and more premium models with excellent screens, pixel resolutions and first-class keyboards. This should not be that difficult or take too long. The new HP model is one small, but important step, in that journey.
Most people are still pooh-poohing Chromebooks. They are written off as jokes by geeks who are gaming fanatics, and by the same people who said BlackBerry could never be replaced in the enterprise market. No matter, this is the other side of the coin of Microsoft hurting.
Google is in ascendancy. And it's Chrome OS just as much as Android, leading the way.
At the time of publication, the author was long AAPL and GOOG and short MSFT.