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This is Google's Chrome OS Notebook: The Cr-48

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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.

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    Randomacts , December 7, 2010 9:18 PM
    Secure + google = hahaha
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    Parsian , December 7, 2010 9:19 PM
    i cant see myself ever using this... I use google docs and it is not fully reliable yet to be used a sole word processing software. Now imagine using this unreliability in junction with instability in internet connection (due to various reason), you have a notebook that is not reliable.


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    daeros , December 7, 2010 9:19 PM
    Does that look anything like a black macbook from a few years ago to anyone else?
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    Parsian , December 7, 2010 9:23 PM
    However, I would use it if i could use this in conjunction with my already available OS (that does not require constant internet connection), to keep track of my work both on my notebook and on the web. It would be great to have a backup and manipulation ability over the net just like google docs assuming this whole technology is reasonably secure.
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    jimslaid2 , December 7, 2010 9:38 PM
    Look's awesome! Great work Goog!
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    jimishtar , December 7, 2010 9:41 PM
    @daeros u got your eyes right. and I bet its not black without reason :) ) like Randomacts said. google OS = fishy...
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    IzzyCraft , December 7, 2010 9:42 PM
    Good luck getting tech support if nexus one way a sign of anything.
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    Anonymous , December 7, 2010 9:50 PM
    This is it guys, this is the future of information technology, and where Cloud Computing is taking us. First we virtualize our servers, and then we virtualize our desktops, and then we virtualize ourselves. There will be no demand for I.T. support, only network engineers and coders...

    Get ready because there is no stopping this movement!
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    freename , December 7, 2010 9:53 PM
    Does anyone else read Th Cr-48 as "The Crate"?
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    amk09 , December 7, 2010 10:15 PM
    Specs?

    I guess the only thing that matters in these is a quick CPU and a GPU that provides HD video playback.
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    Xatos , December 7, 2010 10:22 PM
    Invasive garbage. I'll pass.
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    applegetsmelaid , December 7, 2010 10:25 PM
    There's already a product called the CR-48! Try again Google!

    http://catalog.specjan.com/catalogproductdetail.aspx?itemno=CR48+EACH

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    Ev1lryu , December 7, 2010 10:55 PM
    applegetsmelaidThere's already a product called the CR-48! Try again Google!http://catalog.specjan.com/catalog [...] =CR48+EACH



    hmm.. someone from Google needs to learn to.. google :|
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    Travis Beane , December 7, 2010 11:05 PM
    This notebook certainly has my attention.
    I do wonder however, will there be native dual boot support?
    Seems great for anything web based, but I certainly do need to use my Windows programs from time to time.
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    scatrdfew , December 7, 2010 11:42 PM
    applegetsmelaidThere's already a product called the CR-48! Try again Google!http://catalog.specjan.com/catalog [...] =CR48+EACH


    @applegetsmelaid(doubtful) - I guess Cimex should have to try again too. I think this one might predate the floor scrubber.
    http://www.retroradiozone.com/crosley_phonograph_cr_48.html

    Google is off the hook because they used a dash in the name to make it unique.
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    razercultmember1 , December 8, 2010 12:29 AM
    dual boot this with ubuntu 10.10 and im sold
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    formin , December 8, 2010 12:29 AM
    kinda disappointed ... just the easily layed-out essentials, like macs
    was hoping for something that would be abit more attractive to opensourced coders as a small portable coding box. the whole create code on the machine your creating code for deal.
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    dEAne , December 8, 2010 1:14 AM
    wow - 8 hours, hope it be compared to hp webOS device too.
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    ddragoonss , December 8, 2010 1:19 AM
    Price? Only for web browsing, so it will be a low proc+low graphics, so it NEED to be cheaper than a common netbook.

    Not useful for me, but think various persons buy a netbook only for facebook/gmail.
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    beznet , December 8, 2010 2:41 AM
    meh... if the price is around $400 then I suppose it's alright. I think it would be a good way for someone with minimal computer experience to jump into.
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