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Google Cr-48 Chrome Notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the build quality and battery. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and touchpad get critical reviews.

performance, usability, design, battery, durability

keyboard, screen, touchpad, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Google Cr-48 Chrome Notebook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Google Cr-48 Chrome Notebook Review


The Google Cr-48 is a prototype notebook currently being tested in Google's pilot program for the Chrome operating system. Google hopes consumers and businesses will abandon traditional notebooks in favor of what is essentially a web browser in a box....

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...

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Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook review


Google's first Chrome OS notebook, the Cr-48, has landed on the SlashGear test bench, and to say it's an interesting machine would be an understatement. The stealth-black 12.1-inch ultraportable is, like the color-scheme suggests, intended to fall into...

Like with the iPad, Chrome OS doesn’t do enough to replace your notebook or netbook full time. Yes, you could take the Cr-48 away for a weekend and get along fine, checking email and the like, but you’ll likely return with a list of tasks – media...

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For Google’s Notebook, the Internet Isn’t Everything — It’s the Only Thing


The new Google Chrome OS is an operating system routed through a browser. Are you ready to live life in the cloud?


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Google Cr-48 Chrome OS Notebook


Cloud computing has been the big word for the last two years, and has quickly become a part of everyone's daily lives. Photos going up on the web to be edited, music and video being streamed, and documents stored online are becoming the norm. Google's...

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Google Cr-48 Chrome Notebook


Few tech companies have the ability to send tremors through the way people compute and communicate that Web giant Google does. And looking at what the company has done in recent years, it's hardly a surprise that the computing future Google envisions...

Speedy bootup, wake-up times ; Excellent battery life ; Easy to use ; Lots of free apps

No significant offline access to apps or data ; Balky touch pad

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.

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Gadgetell Unboxing: Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook


Coming as a late afternoon delivery, UPS just dropped off the Chrome OS notebook, the Google Cr-48 and while I am sure you have all seen pictures before—I still wanted to share my pics. And who knows, maybe I managed to capture something that someone...

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Google CR-48 Chrome netbook


What's most striking about Google's CR-48, the company's proof-of-concept Chrome laptop, is just how little there is to it. Here's our Google Chrome n...

Google CR-48's minimalism isn't necessarily a bad thing

You're at the mercy of your 3G provider

Try this: shut down every application on your PC except for Google Chrome. Maximise the Chrome window. Voila! You're now looking at an amazing facsimile of Chrome OS. Add a few apps from the Chrome App Store and the resemblance will be exact.

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Google CR-48 review


What's most striking about the Google CR-48, the company's proof-of-concept Chrome laptop, is just how little there is to it. It's really just the Google Chrome web browser in a flat black box. There's no desktop, a rudimentary file system that you...

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 to...

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Preview: Google CR-48


Curious about Chrome OS? Shut down every app on your PC except Google Chrome (the browser), and maximize that window. Voil?! It looks like Chrome OS. Add a few apps from the Chrome App Store, and you'll have an exact replica.

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Black Sexyiness


Strong product with much potiental for the operating systems, however being beta/alpha os still has room for good improvement. polish of hardware is great, not super-fantastic build but for a relatively generic pc laptop definately meets the bar.

Sleek minimalist design, Strong Keyboard, Chrome OS, 100mb per month free verizon access, focus user experience that revolutionizes how you use the web (aka 100% usage)

keyboard keys not super contrasty, flash player crashes often and can be a bit slow, touchpad driver can get "stuck" in highlight mode, ext. storage devices not supported, though common things like keyboard/mouse/usb ethernet dongle supported