GIVEAWAY: Gaming peripherals upgrade thanks to Corsair worth $280

Engadget gets hands on new Google CR-48 chrome laptop

Google Cr-48 notebook gets hands-on treatment.

Published Fri, Dec 10 2010 10:00 AM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:13 PM CDT
Anytime a new OS and a new notebook show up, you have our interest. When Google outted the Chrome Cr-48 notebook we wanted to know just how the thing works and the geeks over at Engadget have laid hands on the device to give us an idea. The machine looks a lot like the hoards of netbooks and ultraportable on the market and reminds me particularly of some of the newer Asus machines.

Engadget gets hands on new Google CR-48 chrome laptop |

The entire device is made from a matter black plastic with a rubberized finish. The notebook is 0.9-inches thick and weighs in at 3.6 pounds according to Google. The rig has VGA out, USB port, and a headphone jack along with a SD card reader all built-in. The keyboard is the common chicklet style and it looks good with correctly located keys and nice size shift keys.

The screen has a 1280 x 800 resolution and has a matte finish, which is a really big deal to me. Things are not all perfect though. Engadget says that Flash seems to put a serious strain on the machine with Pandora seeming to bring things to a trickle. In the end, Engadget reckons it can see why people would choose the Chrome netbook over a normal netbook. Hit up the source below for all of the details.

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription

Latest News

View More News

Latest Reviews

View More Reviews

Latest Articles

View More Articles