Anyone using their Google Cr 48?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by whoknows87, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

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    I received one a while ago used it for a few days then stored it, now I pulled it back out again , MBP is going through some repairs, this thing came in handy and is actually pretty cool , great battery life, very light and i noticed they recently made an update to the Chrome OS, anyone else using their device?
     
  2. Lucky736 macrumors 6502a

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    From time to time I fire it up. Been looking to trade it for something equally cool for a bit. Even as a web surfer it gets phenomenal battery life.
     
  3. Lucky736 macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone else are are we the only game in town?
     
  4. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Wish I had one of those.

    Do you guys know if it's better or worse than the recent Chromebook that Samsung put out?
     
  5. Lucky736 macrumors 6502a

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    Well the CR-48 should be a faster, since it uses a real processor rather than a fast smartphone processor, RAM is the same, HD is the same, screen on the CR48 is 13.3 and MATTE, battery life..... I got 8+ hours using it with Windows! Never really used the Chrome OS but I can only assume windows 7 is more power hungry. It is now back to Chrome OS and in it's box. New one has 3G if you goto the 330 model rather than the 249 model however the CR48 came with 2 years of free Verizion 3G once activated, never did this either. CR48 has a USB 2.0 port, new one has a 3.0 port. CR48 also has an SD slot, which came in nicely when it was used as a computer on the kitchen table to store music on, and the new one has HDMi vs VGA on CR48...... don't think either would matter on that end.

    Honestly I'd say the CR48 is still a better version of it and even compared favorably to the 499 Chromebooks.
     
  6. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    I very much doubt that the Intel Atom processor in the CR-48 and first gen Chromebooks beat by the new ARM based Exynos processors in the new 3 series.

    http://www.conceivablytech.com/4517/products/hands-on-google-chrome-os-notebook-cr-48

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/24/3549368/samsung-chromebook-review-series-3

     

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