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Google smash, freeze & burn 25 Cr-48 Chrome OS notebooks in praise of the cloud [Video]

Google smash, freeze & burn 25 Cr-48 Chrome OS notebooks in praise of the cloud [Video]

Usually, when an interesting new gadget arrives, we have to wait until iFixit gets around to tearing it down before we see what's going on inside. Google, though, don't appear willing to wait for that to happen; they've pushed out a video to demonstrate the benefits of cloud-based working, and along the way 25 Google Cr-48 notebooks are broken, frozen, shattered and generally mistreated.

Video destruction after the cut

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Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebooks being delivered today

Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebooks being delivered today

Google's Cr-48 Chrome OS notebooks are already showing up with early registrants to the Chrome OS pilot program. Announced on Tuesday this week, a Cr-48 has arrived on the step of SeatGeek comms director Ben Kessler.

According to Kessler, "the build quality on the Cr-48 is mostly great, all rubberized plastic but the damn battery doesn't sit flush with the bottom." Google has purposefully left the 12.1-inch notebook generally unmarked and logo-free, targeting it solely at pilot users while commercial variants from Acer and Samsung are expected in mid-2011.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 8 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 8 2010

Oh my goodness, did you know that Rovio pulls in $1 Million bucks a month just in advertising revenue for their Angry Birds Android version? Oh man, did you know tomorrow is the first day you'll be able to pre order a Notion Ink Adam? How about the new Google Chrome OS Cr-48 notebook, did you know you can get one for free (just so long as you answer some well-placed questions)? There's a LOT of things you're about to learn, all of it on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Google Chrome OS Cr-48 notebook detailed

Google Chrome OS Cr-48 notebook detailed

Notebooks from Samsung and Acer running Google Chrome OS aren't due to arrive until midway through 2011, but Google's own, unbranded Chrome OS Cr-48 notebook will tide developers over until the browser-based platform makes its full retail debut. A minimally-logo'd 12.1-inch ultraportable, the Google Cr-48 runs an Intel Atom processor and has a full-sized keyboard - complete with Google key customizations, like ditching the caps-lock and function keys - and the company reckons its battery is good for up to 8hrs of use or a week of standby.

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