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Google's Cr-48 and a MacBook side by side (photos)

See how the prototype Google Cr-48 notebook matches up to a 13-inch MacBook circa 2007.

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Google's Cr-48

Google's Cr-48 is shipping to the first members of its Chrome OS notebook pilot project.

When it first showed up at CNET's office, we thought it looked awfully familiar. We put it side by side with a black MacBook that Apple shipped in 2007 that we happened to have in-house. For comparison, the Cr-48 notebook is seen here stacked on top of the 13-inch Apple MacBook.

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Google's Cr-48

Another view of the Cr-48 stacked on top of Apple's 13-inch MacBook.
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Google's Cr-48

With the new Chrome OS, the Cr-48 notebook is expected to rely mainly on Google Web services rather than running applications on a hard drive.
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Google's Cr-48

Which is which? The MacBook is on the right, and Google's Cr-48 is on the left. While the hinges look practically the same size, they aren't: 6.5 inches on the MacBook to 6 inches on the Cr-48. And the screen sizes vary slightly: The Chromebook's measures 4.5 inches by 7.5 inches, and the MacBook's 5.25 inches by 8.5 inches.

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