trade 13'' macbook pro for google cr-48

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

  1. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    wouldn't even trade an ipod for it, let alone an ipad.
     
  12. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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

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    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 68040

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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