Google Chrome OS Netbook on the horizon?

TechCrunch has an interesting story on a Google branded Chrome OS Netbook.  Mr. Arrington reports that several sources indicate Google has been speaking to a hardware maker about building a netbook for them.  Never been interested in netbooks- they seem to be underpowered little toasters.  But just like the Nexus One, if Big G is making a push in this area, you need to pay attention.  Speaking of Chrome, cool ad here.chromeosnetbook