Either this is surprise package day here at LaptopMemo HQ, or the tech gods are happy with us. In came the CR-48, Google’s reference hardware for Chrome OS. Right off the bat I’ve unboxed it, and found that the setup is extremely fast and easy, that all my bookmarks, apps, and history are available, and that this will be one of the most interesting tests I’ve done for a laptop.
The built-in camera works relatively smooth, the matte screen can be pretty (very) bright, and of course, the island-style keyboard is very comfortable (reminds me heavily of the Macbook Air and black Macbook). And as most reports have confirmed, the touchpad sucks, so I’ve connected the Tron Razer mouse which I reviewed earlier, and guess what? It works! The VGA port I haven’t used yet, and the SD card slot confuses me (don’t know where to browse the contents of the card). The USB works very well though.
Now if you’ll excuse us, it’s time to have lunch, and start extensively testing the CR-48. Check out the gallery below while I’m doing that and you’re — doing something.
CR-48 Hands-On Gallery