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JohnDroid
12-08-2010, 11:23 AM
http://www.chromeosforums.net/img/google-cr48-chrome-netbook.jpg (http://www.chromeosforums.net/forum/chrome-os-news/5-google-announces-cr-48-chrome-os-netbook.html)

As we mentioned earlier, Google finally took the plunge and announced the first developer hardware available for Chrome OS (http://www.chromeosforums.net) developers and Chrome OS testers (pilot program) alike.

What do we know about the Netbook? Well, we know the hardware and we know that Google is specifically making sure the Netbook has no branding on it whatsoever. It's pretty generic and will have versions made by both Acer and Samsung.

The Specs are as follows:


12.1" Display
SSD Hard Drive
Full Size Keyboard
Intel Atom Processor
World Mode 3G (Verizon)
8+ Hour Battery (Active Usage)
8+ Day Standby Time
Webcam


The specs are nothing to write home about but this is a test/reference platform... and, best of all, you have a chance to get one for FREE from Google. All you need to do is sign up here (https://services.google.com/fb/forms/cr48advanced/).

Also, we'd like to take this opportunity to announce that we've created a forum dedicated entirely to Google's Chrome OS. We think this has the potential to be a very popular and disruptive OS and it deserves it's own home. Enter the Chrome OS Forum (http://www.chromeosforums.net). We would appreciate you checking it out and registering an account and participating in the discussion! To do so, visit Chrome OS Forum (http://www.chromeosforums.net)

(Source: Chrome OS Forum (http://www.chromeosforums.net/forum/chrome-os-news/5-google-announces-cr-48-chrome-os-netbook.html) & ChromeSource (http://www.thechromesource.com/google-announces-the-cr-48-chrome-os-netbook-for-early-adopters/))

eric eakin
12-09-2010, 05:57 AM
signed up... would love to test chrome!

tycoon177
12-09-2010, 06:32 AM
I also would love to test chrome notebooks and signed up

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lifebeginsfriday
12-11-2010, 04:05 PM
Joined chromeosforum and signed up... A few over there have already received. I'm not sure of the credibility but Cr-48 Shipping Tracker (http://addicted-gamer.com/cr48-tracker/) . where you can track the shipments, and search for your area to see if any are heading your way.

tycoon177
12-11-2010, 11:06 PM
Well it looks like I will be receiving one by the looks of the tracker...I hope its true :)

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psychotic_penguin
12-11-2010, 11:08 PM
I signed up as well, we'll see how that works out

tycoon177
12-11-2010, 11:12 PM
I live in a small town (2400 residents) and it said 1 sent to my town so I feel very lucky right now

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Bama29
12-12-2010, 09:35 AM
Signed up as well. Who knows... It could happen...;)