Google Chrome Notebook Unboxed (video)

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FedEx just dropped off my Google Chrome notebook. The Google Chrome notebook (Cr-48) probably won’t turn any heads. It’s plain black and void of any branding. Here’s a quick video unboxing of the thing.

Google really built up my expectations at the Google Chrome event on Tuesday and so far I’m impressed. Setup took less than a minute. Setting up my free Verizon account took about five minutes.

Unfortunately, there are a few gotchas that are already taking some of the shine off the Chrome for me already. YouTube videos stutter and are unwatchable, even at low res. The battery meter is expressed in percentage and the actual time remaining is still calculating.

I’ll be playing with the Chrome notebook all night and report back in the morning with my experiences.

Xavier Lanier is the publisher of Gotta Be Mobile and a photographer. He uses too many devices to count, but his current favorites are the iPhone 5s, HTC One, Nikon D800 and Sony RX 100M II. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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  1. John Corfee

    12/12/2010 at 8:33 am

    Did they email or call you to tell you that you were in the program or did they just overnight it to you?

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