Just right on schedule, Google finally unveiled the Google Chrome OS Notebook. It’s really not yet a full mass-market notebook but more of a prototype which is aimed for Chrome app developers. Based on its current look, if Google wants to mass-market this notebook, it better do something to enhance its look – in other words it looks ugly. Even its name, CR-48 Notebook sounds too techie.
Anyway, specs of the Google Notebook. Availability of the Google CR-48 Chrome Notebook might be sometime in April 2011.
- 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.
Yes, you read it right, the notebook would have embedded 3G chip. Google wants to launch this device as an “always connected” notebook. You know, just like an iPad 3G?
Excited? I’m not.