Google Announces CR-48 Netbook Powered by Chrome OS

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Today during the press launch of Google’s Chrome OS, they released the first notebook that will be available with the new operating system. The Google CR-48 will offer a down-to-basics design without the superfluous ‘stuff’ that you might find on a regular notebook; cap-lock buttons, old fashion spinning media, function keys, and excessive heat output.

Right now specifications are limited to what is listed below, leaving out important details like the processor powering the new machine, the resolution of the display, or even the storage capacity. What is known is it will be tied to the Verizon cell-network in the US, but open to various carriers internationally. Through this connection it will allow seamless mix of local and cloud storage for users.

Google CR-48 Netbook Specifications:

  • Vibrant 12.1-inch screen
  • Full-size keyboard
  • Oversized clickpad
  • Qualcomm Gobi 3G chip for Verizon data in the US, unlocked internationally
  • 802.11n dual-band WiFi
  • 8+ hours of active use
  • 8+ days of standby
  • Webcam
  • Flash storage
  • 3.8lbs
  • MSRP: Not released

Stay tuned to as we find out more information about Google’s new CR-48 netbook in the coming weeks and months!




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