Google’s CR-48 Chrome OS Netbook on Video and in Photos

Posted on 19 December 2010, Last updated on 19 December 2010 by

We’ve got our hands on Google’s Chrome OS test hardware, the CR-48 (you can apply for one yourself at This netbook won’t ever be released to the public and is purely for testing Chrome OS, but it can give us a good idea of what to expect from future Chrome OS devices. Namely, a huge battery, 3G built-in, a somewhat altered keyboard from what you might be used to with Windows/Mac OSX, and not much more power than what’s necessary for basic web browsing. Have a look at our overview video:

CR-48 Chrome OS Netbook Overview

We’ve also done our usual photo shoot with the unit so you can get a nice detailed look at the hardware. See an excerpt below, or swing by the gallery for all of our CR-48 photos (note: the slate being used for size comparison is the Onkyo TW317). More coverage to come, stay tuned.

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