Google has introduced the Pixel, a high-end $1,300 touch-screen Chromebook powered by a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 processor.
Recent reports indicate that Mountain View is prepping a Google-branded Chromebook with a touchscreen.
Google's ChromeOS may not be as popular as Mountain View's mobile-oriented Android, but the cloud-centric operating system is certainly holding its own.
The hype surrounding Microsoft Windows 8 has been centered primarily around tablets and laptop hybrids.
Research in Motion is said to be planning new products, including a touch-screen smartphone and a tablet device, in a push to see off the iPhone 4 and iPad.
Apple has managed to sell over two million iPads since launching its over-hyped tablet in the US on April 3.
Dell is preparing to take on Apple's overhyped iPad with its sleek, touch-screen Mini 5 tablet device.