Ah - OK.
I think it's unlikely though. As I understand it, Chromebooks are Chromebooks because they are certified as such, meaning that Google has all the drivers, and that the BIOS is locked down, and therefore secure.
With any other hardware, you'd by definition have an "unlocked" BIOS, and no support from Google. Hence, not really a Chromebook?
One can always try Chromium, of course?
One thing does cheer me however. Any manufacturer, with any laptop or small desktop, can fairly easily produce a similar Chromebook/Chromebox. I doubt you'll see that happen with the MS Surface though:-)