My Google Cr-48 has arrived: First impressions

ZDNet's Larry Dignan just got his Google Cr-48 and couldn't resist firing it up and taking it through the paces. Here's his early take on the computer.

Google Cr-48
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My Google Chromebook landed via FedEx just about an hour ago. Naturally, I couldn't resist firing that puppy up.

Now this isn't a full-blown review, but immediate impressions of what I liked and areas that are going to take some work to get used to. The ultimate judge of this thing will be to my 7-year-old daughter. To her, the browser is the operating system.

Bottom line: For a long-time PC and Mac user, the Chromebook is almost too simple.

Read my full stream-of-consciousness review of the Cr-48 on ZDNet's Between the Lines.

About the author

    Larry Dignan is editor in chief of ZDNet and editorial director of CNET's TechRepublic. He has covered the technology and financial-services industries since 1995.

     

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