Disclaimer: I'm not a megacorp with millions to spend.
And then the guy forgot his power cord, and can't project for the whole meeting.
And then the other guy forgot his Mac's VGA converter.
And then some other guy has a Mac VGA converter, but it's the old one, not the new one.
And then the guy's Windows box for some reason will not show video on the second monitor.
And the file he needed was on his desktop, not his laptop, and does anyone have a USB key?
And now Windows is rebooting and you can't turn off the power, because it's installing updates.
I think a permanent ChromeOS-based computer plugged in to the projector makes a TON of sense. I've also drunk the Google Docs kool-aid, so YMMV.
EDIT: Oh, and then because the projector was sharing his desktop, we get to see a ton of instant messages. Some of them from his wife. If instead you were doing a Hangout on a collaborative Google Doc, you wouldn't see that.
You can already do up to 15 people in hangouts http://www.webpronews.com/google-ups-the-hangout-limit-to-15...
This would go great in our office conference room if the price is right vs setting up someones MBP every time
(Also, really? You think AdWords and AdSense are created for the average consumer?)