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74
Global
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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NotebookReview says:

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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User Reviews

70
Michael Heller
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
90
tylerpongratz
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
Ras Fincher
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Netbook
Screen size
12.122
Screen resolution
1280 x 800
Bundled OS
Linux
CPU family
Atom
Processor speed
1.6619
System RAM
21
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
VGA
Maximum battery life
Up to 820

General

Type
Netbook
Bundled OS
Linux (Other)

Other features

Screen size
12.1 inches
32 KB L1 cache
16 GB (total)
0 / integrated slots (total)
Screen resolution
1280 x 800
512 KB L2 cache
SSD
Aspect ratio
16:10
KB L3 cache
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
Docking station port
No
Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
No
Integrated webcam
Yes
Security lock slot
No
Case lighting
No

Display

Screen surface
Matte / anti-glare

Processor

Processor make
Intel
Processor speed
1.66 GHz
Number of cores
Single-core

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
Yes
Analog modem
None

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
2 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 8 hours
Battery type
Li-ion
Battery access
Removable

Input

Keyboard
Yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
2.0
FireWire / 1394
No
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated
SLI
No
Video outputs
VGA

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA
RAID support
No

System

Chipset
Intel

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
No
External / removable drive bays
No

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
No