Check Out Google's Notebook Demolition Labs

The Chrome OS Notebook has been quite the cool little experiment. The fact that Google sends you a laptop to use for as long as you want to provide feedback on the Chrome OS is cool enough on its own, but the idea of an operating system that lives and breathes on the cloud is really great long-term part.

We've already seen demonstrations of the Chrome OS surviving continuously through destruction of notebook after notebook.

Now Google wants to invite you into the demo lab. No, that's not demo for demonstration, but rather demo for demolition. As Google wrote in its blog:

Are you ready to help take the Cr-48 through its paces? If you are up to this challenge, take these mean machines through explosions, carbicide, and destruction by ravenous zombies at While you're at it, you can submit an application to the Chrome notebook Pilot program.

Check out our in-depth, hands-on review of the Chrome OS Notebook here.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • mpioca
    Pretty cool IMO!
  • Awww they won't pee on it though
  • firemachine69
    As much as I like this thing, the whole idea screams "1984"...

    Now off to download more games on Steam. :D
  • pakardbell486dx2
    I told them to "nuke it" and they responded "nice one....who doesn't like chemical waste?"
  • nebun
    so what happens if someone decides to plant a virus on the server where all your files are stored?
    I'll wait for a Desktop version, thanks. I HATE laptop keyboards. My fingers don't fit. Even so, I'm only using this in a virtual box for now.
  • cookoy
    ok, we get the idea about the cloud thing. but if you keep insisting,
    those are crappy, worthless junk pieces of notebooks.
  • edilee
    Out of the first 7 articles 3 of them are about Google. Google produces NOTHING and never will...they just have too much money.
  • Mark Heath
    Oh crud, the jump I got because I didn't check the volume level when the chainsaw came down and I'm using headphones :/
  • dEAne
    Thanks for the link tom.