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Engadget gets hands on new Google CR-48 chrome laptop

Google Cr-48 notebook gets hands-on treatment

By: Shane McGlaun from Dec 10, 2010 @ 10:00 CST

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.


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.


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