Google release their first Chrome OS laptop and distribute the laptop through its Chrome OS Pilot Program.Chrome Laptop Emerges Amid Speculation At Google Live Event, Offering Public Beta and they still working on things like camera drivers and whatnot…….
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.
Provide users and administrators with a faster, simpler and more secure computing experience while lowering total cost of ownership.Your users will get all the benefits of Chrome notebooks: 10-second boot, fast web app performance, and built-in 3G and Wi-Fi. And none of the headaches of ordinary computers.Using the principle of “defense in depth,” Chrome notebooks provide multiple layers of protection, so if any one layer is bypassed, others are still in effect.Chrome notebooks receive automatic updates with the latest features and fixes, and don’t require additional software. And since application data resides in the cloud, not on the device, information remains safe and accessible if a machine is ever lost or stolen.
With Chrome notebooks you can spend less on hardware, software licenses and maintenance like manual software upgrades and data backups.At startup, users can securely sign in with their Google Apps accounts and directly access their email, calendar, docs and other Google and Apps Marketplace apps in seconds. Bookmarks, apps and other preferences can automatically sync across a user’s Chrome notebooks and browsers.The Pilot program is best suited for teams or entire companies that primarily use web-based applications and recognize the benefits of cloud computing. It is not currently a fit for teams that require traditional desktop software or enjoy the headaches associated with ordinary computers.
- 12.1-inch screen.
- Full size keyboard.
- Oversized clickpad.
- Qualcomm Gobi 3G chip for Verizon data in the US, your carrier of choice internationally.
- 802.11n dual-band WiFi.
- 8+ hours of active use.
- 8+ days of standby.
- Flash storage.