What you see above may seem like just another laptop. The only difference…it is the first one ever to be powered by Google’s own Chrome OS. Remember the famous phrase by Sun Microsystems? Looks like “Network is the computer” finally becomes a reality! The Cr-48 is the first prototype to run Chrome OS, while other manufacturers like Acer and Samsung will soon follow sometime by middle of 2011.
“The Cr-48 is the test notebook we designed for the Pilot program. It’s the first of its kind.
It’s ready when you are, booting in about 10 seconds and resuming from sleep instantly. There’s built-in Wi-Fi and 3G, so you can stay connected everywhere, and a webcam for video chat. The vibrant 12-inch LCD display, full-size keyboard and oversized touchpad let you enjoy the web comfortably. And at just 3.8 pounds with over eight hours of active usage and a week of standby time, it’s easy to take along for the ride.
What did we leave out? Spinning disks, caps-lock key, function keys, and lap burns.
The Cr-48 is available exclusively to participants in the Pilot program.”