Friday, December 17, 2010
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Other Laptops & Netbooks" @ 05:00 PM
"Last night FedEx dropped off Google's first Chrome OS notebook. The Cr-48 isn't going to be sold to consumers, but the story here is software, not hardware. Manufacturers like Acer will likely mix things up in 2011, but for now we have a pretty straight forward device in terms of hardware and software. This is the first part of a multi-part Cr-48 review series."
- Chrome OS Cr-48 Review Part 1: Out of Box Experience
- Chrome OS Cr–48 Review Part 2: Verizon 3G Setup
- Chrome OS Cr–48 Review Part 3: Ports and Photo Gallery
- Chrome OS Cr-48 Review Part 4: 10 Reasons People Won’t Buy This Notebook
My friend Xavier did a great job tackling every part of the Cr-48 - the hardware, the software, the overall experience, and some of the challenges that Google has to overcome with selling a product like this. We'll see if the hardware designs by Google's OEM partners are sexy enough to go up against the Windows netbooks on the market - but the biggest hurdle is the whole "cloud" aspect. I know we're moving in that direction, but is the market ready for a device like this? Would you buy one if it was netbook-priced?