Lamarr is a lucky dude. He got his hands on a Google Cr-48 laptop. I’m pretty sure the one that was delivered to his house is the one that was meant for me. I can’t help but wonder how he managed to divert the shipment. He’s just sneaky that way, I suppose.
In any case, Lamarr is the proud owner (and tester!) of the hot new machine from Google, featuring the Chrome operating system. This video details his thoughts on the machine and the OS.
Lamarr is quick to point out that this is simply a plain laptop with a browser… and that’s all. Google’s Chrome OS resides completely within a browser, folks. This is likely going to take some getting used to for many of us, but I have no doubt we geeks will adapt pretty quickly.
The machine comes with built-in 3G from Verizon… 100MB per month free for two years. That’s a pretty sweet deal if you ask me. Of course, it can be used with a standard W-iFi connection, so you shouldn’t hit that 100MB cap.
This operating system is not for everyone. All it does is – Internet. But if you’re like Lamarr (or me!), this will work really well for you. This machine is clearly not a desktop replacement. If you do a lot of work online, then this is going to be the machine for you.
Lamarr felt the machine is a bit sluggish. He cannot pinpoint where the lag is coming from, though. Could it be the unnamed hardware in the test machine or the beta operating system itself? Only time will tell.
Have you gotten your hands on this sweet little device yet? What are your thoughts thus far?