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Google Cr-48 Chrome Notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the build quality and battery are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good comments, whereas many are negative about the reliability and touchpad.

performance, usability, design, battery, build quality

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 82/100 = 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 E...


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

Caps-lock key re-imagined as a search button. Nifty instant-on capabilities. Beautiful, bright display. Epic battery life

Useless without wireless connection; only moderately useful with one. Requires massive buy-in to the Googleverse. Printing via cloud connection to another PC is erratic at best. Touchpad — “it's all one big button” — requires lots of retraining....


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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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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

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Incredibly fast and sleek, the Cr-48 is a great device.


The Cr-48 is ideal for those living mostly in the cloud. Except for the various bugs ( they seem to be mostly software oriented) that still have to be ironed out, this is a wonderfully fast and responsive laptop with a lot of potential. Again the flash...

Fast boot time, intuitive interface, sleek design. The Cr-48 brings out the best aspects of cloud computing

Issues with 3g setup. Could have better display. Track pad rather unresponsive. Flash video not great

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Awesome netbook


This is a great first Chrome OS netbook and can't wait for more time and updates to make it much better.

This netbook is very fast and has an awesome battery life. I like how it loses the caps lock and makes it a search button instead

You need internet to even start it up and the track pad is glitchy scrolling jumps all over the screen

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The internet is all I need and google got it right.


I don't know the pricing for this netbook, but considering all it is just a browser the price should be dirt low. The world is moving to the cloud and google is ahead of the game.

Light, fast and intuitive. Everything at my finger tips. Loads pages in a blink. Don't get tired of carrying it around

Apps are low, but in time that will increase