With the first Apple iPad coming out in March, many Mac users are in a tablet frenzy. The iPad, starting at $499, offers mobility and a laptop-like device in a price range better suited to desktop Apple users looking for a secondary computer.
Though any review of the Google Chrome OS at this point is only speculation, Google has provided enough information to make an initial comparison. One of the big complaints about iPad is that the tablet, like an iPod Touch or iPod nano or iPhone, will only run Apps approved by Apple, and will not support Flash. If it won't run on an iPhone, it won't run on an iPad, so those who rely on Google Docs for word-processing, for example, are out of luck.