I like the specs, feel, and the price of the current Chromebooks, unfortunately ChromeOS won't cut it for me. I've heard of people installing Ubuntu on the CR-48 model, is this possible on the Acer AC700 or the Samsung Series 5? Is the hardware supported, ie. wifi, 3g?
Does this seem reasonable, or is there a similar class machine (size, weight, price) that I'm missing that would be better suited to install Ubuntu?
Edit: The Samsung Series 5 is $430, with a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom dual-core and 2gb of RAM that weights 3.3 pounds.
My uses include editing text files, running a browser, and basic development utilities. Just standard Ubuntu fare.