The birth of a full web-based OS.
Google today took the wraps off of its Chrome OS Notebook, which it calls the Cr-48. It'll be the first of its kind as part of a pilot test program for Chrome OS, which is Google's operating system that leverages web connectivity and cloud storage in a way that no other platform before it has.
We don't know the full hardware specs of what's inside yet, but Google has revealed that it has a 12-inch screen, webcam, full-sized keyboard (but a search key where the caps lock usually is), Wi-Fi and built-in Verizon 3G support.
The thing weighs 3.8 lbs and has a battery that will give it over 8 hours active usage and a week standby time. The thing boots in about 10 seconds and resumes from sleep instantly – which is explained by the flash storage.
Check out more images of the notebook below, as well as the introductory video.