The notebook was introduced in San Francisco at the firm's annual I/O developers conference, Computerworld reported.
Industry analyst Dan Olds at Gabriel Consulting Group said the product will "give people an inexpensive Net-enabled device that is tailor-made for Google's personal productivity and other applications."
It is, however, tricky to break in a new operating system, as developers are wary of writing applications for a device with few products sold and consumers are cautious about buying a device with a paltry set of applications to go with it.
"They aren't going to make a lot of money in the short term on either the OS or the devices, but they're playing a longer-term game here," Olds said.
Olds said the product's main application was the operating system itself.
"In a lot of ways, it's just a browser on steroids running on a device that's optimized for it," Olds said.