December 7th 2010 4:05 pm

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NotebookReview says:

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The Google Cr-48 is a promising laptop that easily sparks excitement from anyone who sees it, but it ultimately fails to impress after you spend some time using it. quote


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Critic reviews

7.0
7 reviews
  • Speed and features
    6.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.2
  • Battery life
    7.8
  • Display
    7.7
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Expandability
  • Noise
    10
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.4

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User reviews

8.3
59 reviews
7.0
Laptop Magazine Dec 11, 2010

All of that said, Chrome OS netbooks have the potential to be good content consumption devices, provided you’re comfortable with all your content living in the cloud.

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7.0
NotebookReview Jan 11, 2011

The Google Cr-48 is a promising laptop that easily sparks excitement from anyone who sees it, but it ultimately fails to impress after you spend some time using it.

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7.0
SlashGear Dec 20, 2010

It's going to take time to get used to seeing the notebook as merely a window to the cloud, but the Cr-48 certainly has us curious. ... As a concept it has clear strengths, but Google has plenty to do before the full Chrome OS launch next year to make the platform a realistic competitor.

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7.0
Ubergizmo Dec 16, 2010

Google Chrome OS and the Cr-48 are very interesting to play with and to learn from (Microsoft should learn a thing or two as well), but the real question is: will they give you a meaningful computing experience? It’s either a hit or miss, and to be honest, it will be a miss for most people.

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6.0
Computer Shopper Mar 24, 2014

This prototype design represents the shape of things to come for Chrome OS devices: super-speedy power-ups, long battery life, and apps and data that live in the cloud.

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8.0
The Next Web Dec 9, 2010

If you’re like us, working primarily on the Internet via cloud-based operations, then the Chrome OS is a dream. Low overhead, high function and massive battery life are a must for Cloud-based computers and even our test platform handles this like a dream.

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10
iPaulPro iPaulPro

I honestly never considered Chrome OS as a personal environment before getting the Cr-48. I'm a software designer and developer, and can now actually see myself using this unit as my every-day personal computer. I have already begun recommending Chrome to my friends and family. It's...

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9.0
eranautics eranautics

At first I thought, "This is just an underpowered netbook limited by running only chrome. A very sexy netbook and I like chrome, but is it a really worthwhile device?" After using the CR-48 for a week now, I can see myself using one core server for a few select solutions and using...

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9.0
Kouryuuk Kouryuuk

Overall a great device, and with constant improvements to the OS, I can only say that it is going to get better. The biggest problem by far is the twitchy trackpad, No matter the sensitivity, using it is annoying.

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10
MHill MHill

I believe what Google is shooting for here is for people to take a new look at what a companion device is. Chrome OS is an excellent take on what the average user needs. I look at the members of my family and what they do with a laptop at home on the couch. Open it, start the web browser and...

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9.0
quagga quagga

It's hard to review a CR-48. Are you reviewing the ChromeOS and the idea behind that or hardware which will never be sold and is basically just a market test? Hardware wise, the laptop is a fine Pineview class net-book. It has somewhat less expandability options but has integrated 3G and...

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9.0
thenns thenns

The cr-48 is amazing. I'm more impressed with the hardware than the software. Although it's fast booting up, if you're a heavy internet user like me, it will start to bug down after you have a lot of tabs open. Chrome OS is good, but I wish it had more features, like full shell without having to...

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8.0
DgDeBx DgDeBx

I believe that the Cr-48 should be judged more on what it represents for the future than on its own merits, as it is a beta device provided for free. The single-core processor struggles to keep up with complicated websites and Youtube content above 360p is generally unplayable, but these issues...

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8.0
gingeravenger gingeravenger

This is a beta device. Keep that in mind. This is a device not intended for the market, but to test out a new operating system and refine it for future devices. With that being said, this is a solid computer, and actually a lesson in the power of the cloud. One of the most frequent questions I...

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