Once upon a time, Google promised that their much-hyped Chrome OS laptops would be coming in mid-year. Alas, details of a Samsung Chromebook, codenamed Alex, have surfaced in the Chromium code group, giving us hope that they'll soon arrive.

The notebook is purported to have an Intel N550 Atom processor (dual core, 1.5 GHz), 2 gigs of RAM, a 1200x800 display, a Sandisk SSD, and a Synaptics touchpad, along with all the usual laptop trimmings. The touchpad is especially key since Synaptics makes the best ones in the business, and the touchpad on the CR-48 was nothing short of dreadful. But someone needs to tell Samsung and google that spring is gonna be over before we know it, and they should to hurry up and release this thing. [ Chrome Niews via Samsung Hub via BGR]