Google Introduces Cr-48 Laptop, Chrome OS, Chrome Web Store – Video Within

I remembered I was invited to the Chrome OS event in Singapore in January this year. Finally, in December, Google introduces its Chrome OS, Chrome Laptop and Chrome Web  Store.

First, a look at Cr-48, Google’s first Chrome OS laptop. It is NOT the conventional laptop. To start with, it has a different keyboard layout. Forget about Caps Lock and Function Keys, USB support. It has a row of special keys just for Chrome OS and a large touchpad.

Some specs.

  • 12.1-inch screen
  • Full size keyboard
  • Oversized clickable touchpad
  • World-mode 3G
  • 802.11n dual-band WiFi
  • 8+ hours of active use
  • 8+ days of standby
  • Webcam for video chats

It has no brand yet. However, Samsung and Acer will be the first to roll out Chrome OS Laptop in the middle of 2011. At this moment, Cr-48 is exclusive for selected people (in US) for testing purpose. Of course, Google is more interested to hear about the OS experience. That is why, the laptop looks super dull.

To get into the programme, you can take part in a 20 minutes quiz. If you are selected, you will get the Cr-48.

Click Here to Check Out Google Cr-48 Program

However, if you are just interested in the Cr-48 or more information on Chrome OS, click the link below.

Click Here to Know More about Chrome OS

So, that is the next cool thing about Chrome OS? The Web Store. You can install App from the Web Store. However, as Chrome OS is supposed to work from the cloud, most apps are cloud based. You will need Internet Connection to use them.

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For your information, you can still install Web App now, even if you don’t have the Chrome OS laptop. You just need a Chrome Browser (Version 8 and above) to install the apps.

Click Here to Chrome Web Store

Here is a video to introduce the Web Store.

I tried to install a photo editing Web App. It is quite fun. But I think you need some getting used to, as it is cloud based. So, have fun with the WebStore right now and let’s wait patiently for the roll out of the new laptop.