Google CR-48 Chrome Notebook
Chrome OS offers fast startup, Cloud storage makes it effortless to replace a laptop, Awesome matte (antiglare) exterior!.
Speedy bootup, wake-up times; excellent battery life; easy to use; lots of free apps
Capslock key reimagined as a search button. Nifty instanton capabilities. Beautiful, bright display. Epic battery life.
Fast Boot-up. Instant resume. OS settings and apps are saved in the cloud, never worry about losing valuable information. Great keyboard. 1,280-by-800 resolution is nice. Developer's mode let's you hack the notebook. Built-in 3G and free 100MB all
It's "a browser in a box", No functional "offline mode" at this time, Local storage (interal SSD, USB flash drive or SD card) still a problem.
No significant offline access to apps or data; balky touch pad
Useless without wireless connection; only moderately useful with one. Requires massive buyin to the Googleverse. Printing via cloud connection to another PC is erratic at best. Touchpad — “it’s all one big button” — requires
Very early stages of development. Most of the side ports aren't supported yet. Big learning curve. Flash playback isn't optimized. No file directory to navigate through.
By Geek.com on August 02, 2011
When Google first announced Chrome OS, there were a lot of skeptics. Is the browser really all we need anymore? If you’re the right kind of person, sort of. Chrome’s meteoric rise in market share has taught something extremely useful to a...-
By Benchmark Reviews on March 17, 2011
Google's CR-48 is a look at the future; it is not quite ready for public consumption and Google acknowledges this but, the potential is there. In the time spent using CR-48 I found that the experience was exactly what I was expecting. In their...-
By Pocket-lint on February 23, 2011
It’s a consumption machine, not a productivity...-
By G4tv.com on February 10, 2011
Video Review: Google's Chrome OS Netbook has found its way into Chris Hardwick's hands for Gadget Pr0n, where he'll preview the device, the Chrome operating system and how the Cr-48 Notebook works. The future of cloud computing could be just...100
By Notebook Review on January 11, 2011
The Google Cr-48 is a promising laptop that easily sparks excitement from anyone who sees it, but it ultimately fails to impress after you spend some time using it. To be fair, I cannot stress enough that the Cr-48 is a prototype notebook that will...-
By Computer Shopper on January 01, 2011
This prototype design represents the shape of things to come for Chrome OS devices: super-speedy power-ups, long battery life, and apps and data that live in the cloud....75
By SlashGear on December 20, 2010
It’s going to take time to get used to seeing the notebook as merely a window to the cloud, but the Cr-48 certainly has us curious. The hardware itself isn’t the story here – after all, it’ll never actually go on sale, only be...-
By Tom's Guide on December 17, 2010
Google is very serious about Chrome OS – serious enough to buy what is rumored to be 60,000 of these Cr-48 notebooks to distribute to the public as part of a pilot program. What we've previewed today is what Google is ready to show off. As...-
By Wired on December 17, 2010
Are you ready to embrace the cloud? Gird your loins, for Google’s Cr-48 (or Chrome OS Notebook, laptop prototype or whatever else you want to call it) is itching to drag you kicking and screaming up to the cloud and into it.Google’s Cr-48...50
By Ars Technica on December 15, 2010
By design, Chrome OS assumes a world where connectivity is ubiquitous and every conceivable computing function can be performed on the Web. Although it seems like that world is approaching inexorably, it hasn't entirely arrived yet. Chrome OS...-