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Google Cr-48 Chrome Notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Google Cr-48 Chrome Notebook. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and reliability. The design and battery are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the keyboard. Some have doubts about the touchpad and size.

performance, battery, design, reliability, price

usability, size, touchpad

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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Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

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...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (

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...

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 used to bring developers...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Christopher Null (

Review: Google Cr-48 Notebook With Chrome


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....

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Austin Downing (

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...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Daniel A. Begun (

Google Cr-48 Chrome Notebook Review and Ratings


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.

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

In our opinion, the biggest downside to the Cr-48 and how the Chrome OS is currently implemented is that it’s not designed for any significant offline access. It’s great that in Google’s vision of the future, we’ll all be living on the Web all the...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Robert Nelson (

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...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Lydia Leavitt (

First Look: Google Cr-48 - Pocket-lint


Great performance and battery life, fast starting

You need an internet connection almost constantly, limited local storage, not compatible with things like iPods

Clearly, the Cr-48 is a simplified version of a full power laptop, designed for portability and connectivity. But when it comes down to getting things done, is the Cr-48 a viable option? Yes and no. If you’re a user with the desire to quickly hop...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Edward N. Albro (

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.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Edward N. Albro (

Google CR-48 Chrome netbook (preview)


Google CR-48 Chrome review: Google's prototype Chrome OS computer delivers little more than the company's browser in a box.

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

You're at the mercy of your 3G provider

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Edward N Albro, PC World US (

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...

Dec, 2010