Google CR-48 Chrome Notebook

  • Google CR-48 Chrome Notebook
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Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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

Expert reviews and ratings

By Geek.com on

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

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

It’s a consumption machine, not a productivity...

By G4tv.com on 100

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...

By Notebook Review on

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 75

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....

By SlashGear on

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

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 50

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...

By Ars Technica on

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...

By Android Police on

Ten years ago, something like Chrome OS would have been laughable. Five years ago, it would have been pretty impractical. Even two or three years ago, it would have been substantially less viable for the average person.Think about how many things you...

By Techworld on

It may be that once cloud apps gain a little more polish and wireless net access is reliable everywhere, a Chrome OS machine will be just right for lots of people. But based on my experience with the Google CR-48, I don't expect using the Chrome OS...

By PC Mag on

The Chrome OS CR-48 Notebook is in the very early stages of development and will never be available for sale, but Google clearly has a vision for living in the cloud, and it's a big enough company to pull it off. Additional Offer Save on Laptops and...

By Computerworld on

My holiday gift giving season started early Thursday morning when the UPS guy pounded on my door and handed me a package. Inside was a notebook -- Google's much-discussed cloud-based Cr-48 Chrome OS laptop, which was announced by the company on...

By Ubergizmo on

Google, one of the biggest web companies, is dreaming about making the computing world to its own image. "The future is on the web"..."in a browser", Google says. If you talk to Google's Chrome team, you would sense a genuine belief about how cloud...

International Review By fayerwayer.com on

Un notebook CR-48 logró hacerse camino hasta Chile y pudimos probarlo brevemente hoy. Se trata del equipo con el que Google estrenó la primera versión de Chrome OS, su nuevo sistema operativo que todavía no está disponible para...

International Review By Mobil on 66

Google föreställer sig en framtid där du lever hela ditt digitala liv på nätet, sparar all data i molnet och använder webb-appar istället för traditionella program på hårddisken. Lösningen är...

International Review By Mobil on 66

Google frestller sig en framtid dr du lever hela ditt digitala liv p ntet, sparar all data i molnet och anvnder webb-appar istllet fr traditionella program p hrddisken. Lsningen r...

International Review By PCWorld DK on

CR-48 er anonym og helt uden logoer. Klik for større foto. Caps Lock-tasten er afgået ved døden på CR-48. Den er erstattet af en søgetast. Klik for større foto. Google har på få år sat sig massivt på...

International Review By Tweakers on

we eind december niet dat de netbookmoeheid had toegeslagen en dat Google wel eens te laat zou kunnen zijn met zijn Chrome OS om nog indruk te kunnen maken op het grote publiek? En wat zien we daar tussen al het tablet-geweld staan, eenzaam, in een...