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Google Cr-48 Notebook With Chrome OS

Google has announced its first Chrome notebook or laptop which is named as Cr-48. The 12.1 inch Chrome OS notebook has been designed for public beta to try and feedback. The Chrome notebooks is being built and optimized for the Web with several features such as boot in about 10 seconds and resume from sleep instantly, integrated Wi-Fi for home and work, advanced technology to help prevent malware and viruses from accessing data, and etc.

The Cr-48 is the test notebook we designed for the Pilot program. It's the first of its kind.

It's ready when you are, booting in about 10 seconds and resuming from sleep instantly. There’s built-in Wi-Fi and 3G, so you can stay connected everywhere, and a webcam for video chat. The vibrant 12-inch LCD display, full-size keyboard and oversized touchpad let you enjoy the web comfortably. And at just 3.8 pounds with over eight hours of active usage and a week of standby time, it’s easy to take along for the ride.

Key specification of the Chrome notebook Cr-48 includes:

  • Runs on Chrome OS.

  • 12.1? screen.

  • Full size keyboard.

  • Oversized clickable touchpad.

  • Qualcomm Gobi 3G chip supports CDMA EV-DO, GSM/GPRS/EDGE and UMTS/HSDPA for Verizon data in the US or choice of carrier internationally.

  • Built-in 802.11n dual-band WiFi.

  • Battery that provides up to 8 hours of active use and up to 8 days of standby.

  • Webcam for video chat.


Available in black, the Cr-48 Chrome notebook is available for free through Chrome OS Pilot Program. However, the retail Chrome OS notebook models from Acer and Samsung will be available in the middle of 2011.

Price

While Google hasn’t yet stated how much they (and their OEM partners) intend to sell Chrome notebooks for, that price is going to be crucial. It obviously needs to be low. Very low.

If Google wants these to compete with Windows machines, sub-$500 should do the trick. And if they can bring them in with better hardware than the Cr-48 for something like $300, I think they’re going to sell a ton of them next by next holiday season.
Google Cr-48 Notebook With Chrome OS Google Cr-48 Notebook With Chrome OS Reviewed by Imran Baig on 12:27:00 PM Rating: 5
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