trade 13'' macbook pro for google cr-48

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marshallbedsaul, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2007
    just got a offer to trade my mid 2010 october build 13'' base line macbook pro for a brand new google cr-48

    I just need some voices of reason here to help me in this choice thanks guys
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Depends on your usage, but the MBP is faster and more capable than that Chrome laptop, and it is not tied to Google.
  3. mtip macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2010
    this chrome laptop is basically just a browser in a box, you can't even use it without a internet connection. don't trade your mbp for that, unless all you do on a computer is read mail and surf the web.
  4. waterkamp macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2009
    it's not even a fair comparison (hardware wise). just keep your mbp.
  5. ryanrich macrumors regular

    Nov 16, 2010
    Cape Town, South Africa
    I thought this must be a joke thread or something. I wouldn't even trade a regular MacBook for that CR-48 piece of crap, let alone a MBP...

    I honestly don't see the point of that thing. It's as if Google is going backwards in the tech game...
  6. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    Uh no. I like google and they probably have a nice product going but something tells me the MBP is more powerful by um ALLOT.
  7. akbc macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    I wouldn't trade my printer server Pentium 4 desktop for a Cr-48.

    Just a Chrome browser on a computer.

    Your MBP can run Chrome as well :) and do more.
  8. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009

    your on crack if you do that trade. Not only is the cr-48 a far inferior computer, with a far inferior OS (at this point), but when it is released it will probobly be CHEAP unlike your MBP. Wait till its actually released and sell your MBP then buy 3 of the cr-48s
  9. sidefx macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2010
    From the sounds of it my iPhone can do more than that chrome laptop... So therefor I offer a trade of my old iPhone 3G for your mbp. lol
  10. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    I almost spit my drink out when I realized this thread was serious.

    OP DO NOT trade. You will be royally screwed.
  11. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    wouldn't even trade an ipod for it, let alone an ipad.
  12. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    It's a cool piece of hardware but it's worth about 1/4 as much as your MBP.
  13. wippler macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2011
    I have a CR-48 laptop (ugh.. have to call this thing a laptop now) and it is not worth it to trade your MBP for it..

    The specs are very low for CR-48,
    • It has Intel Atom @1.66 Ghz which is basically useless in most basic scenarios
    • The chipset has integrated graphics which can't even play 360p flash video in fullscreen properly (forget 720p)
    • It only has around 15GB space but it shouldn't matter as its cloud based
    • 2GB RAM
    • 1280x800 resolution

    Not worth it. Keep your MBP.
  14. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    the google cr-48's specs are horrible compared to a macbook pro

    if i remember correctly, the google one has an atom processor with a worse video card and half the ram

    this is a $400 or less computer that you would be trading for a $1200+ computer. Not worth it.
  15. NickZac macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    Well, if you can hack Chrome then Google will give you $20,000 AND their laptop.

    With that said, the Core 2 Duo of the MBP will run circles around the Atom of the CR.

    The lack of a caps lock prevents me from buying it tho :p
  16. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    Why do people keep replying in such a pointless thread?

    Hey OP, would you give your MBP for a netbook? No? Ok then.
  17. ExiledMafia macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2011
    all i can say it all depends on what you want to do with the laptops, I've heard great things about both...
  18. macgeek18 macrumors 68000


    Sep 8, 2009
    Northern California
    Um no, don't do it. When Google remote shutdown's that machine when the beta testing is over your going to be screwed.
  19. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    No. Google's testing those laptops out...they may collect your data :O
    You can go on Google and sign up for their program lol. :]

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