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Test Drive a Chrome Notebook


#1 El Snaxwell   This is going to hurt. CAGiversary!   469 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

El Snaxwell

Posted 08 December 2010 - 12:30 AM

https://services.goo...rer=fbdec7promo

These notebooks will be running the Google Chrome operating system. They have limited amounts of these notebooks, so they are taking applications.

A slideshow of what the notebook looks like is here:

http://www.google.co...ogram-cr48.html

Wondering if one or more is coming to your town? A Gamer provided this awesome tracker: CR-48 Tracker

Test drive a Chrome notebook.

We have a limited number of Chrome notebooks to distribute, and we need to ensure that they find good homes. That’s where you come in. Everything is still very much a work in progress, and it’s users, like you, that often give us our best ideas about what feels clunky or what’s missing. So if you live in the United States, are at least 18 years old, and would like to be considered for our small Pilot program, please fill this out. It should take about 15 minutes. We'll review the requests that come in and contact you if you've been selected.

This application will be open until 11:59:59 PM PST on December 21, 2010.


Edited by moleman, 11 December 2010 - 12:59 AM.


#2 NinjaPenguin777   LEO CAGiversary!   5856 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 02:05 AM

Cool. Thanks

#3 OnyxPrimal   Chocolate Goodness CAGiversary!   2066 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 02:29 AM

Why not? I'll give it a go.

#4 djratchet   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   445 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 02:34 AM

Oh, man. I would love to give it a spin. Thanks OP.

#5 Zache   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   66 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 02:37 AM

Signed up. Would be nice to be accepted.

#6 aihuman   Banned Banned   1103 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 02:45 AM

Signed up,thanks.

#7 jumpercable   Bakkkkeeerrrrr CAGiversary!   258 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 02:52 AM

hey, make sure they give you a "thanks for entering in the test pilot program" sort of page. If you submit and it brings you back to the education/work big box thing page, you've filled something out wrong.

#8 killer9   Redacted CAGiversary!   6290 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 03:03 AM

Signed up hope i get one

#9 GTAERgameing   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   512 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 03:17 AM

Thanks OP! This would be nice to try.

#10 iNCREDiPiNOY   This guy is awesome! CAGiversary!   9062 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 03:43 AM

I just signed up! Hopefully I'll get this free!

#11 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10846 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:04 AM

I'll give it a go

#12 NoDAK   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1096 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:05 AM

Submitted application. Thanks for the heads up.

#13 iKilledChewbacca   Trading Time Out (Under Investigation) Do not trade! Trading Timeout - Under Review   3946 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:18 AM

THanks I signed up !

#14 WutDaHenk   War Eagle! CAGiversary!   1451 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:57 AM

Does anyone else think the notebook looks a little bare bones? I mean only 1 usb port? I can understand them not wanting to provide a full blown all out awesome computer for testing the new operating system but really? You're supposed to use this as your main system during the pilot program, this looks like an old school notebook when they 1st came out.
Yes signed up to check it out cause I want to know more about it, but if they want me to use this as a main device I need a little bit more oomph in my comp.

#15 killer9   Redacted CAGiversary!   6290 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:05 AM

ur griping about free must be night to be rich ehhh

#16 KnuxSonic8   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   222 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:16 AM

Would've loved to give it a shot; US only though. :(

#17 Matedawg11   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   910 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:17 AM

Thanks, I signed up, now we play the waiting game...

#18 djratchet   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   445 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:19 AM

Does anyone else think the notebook looks a little bare bones? I mean only 1 usb port? I can understand them not wanting to provide a full blown all out awesome computer for testing the new operating system but really? You're supposed to use this as your main system during the pilot program, this looks like an old school notebook when they 1st came out.
Yes signed up to check it out cause I want to know more about it, but if they want me to use this as a main device I need a little bit more oomph in my comp.

Macbook air is comparable, but I imagine this being better bc it is google, and you know... cheap to free.

#19 CoffeeEdge   Resident Communaut CAGiversary!   8536 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:19 AM

You guys should know that this is supposed to be like a beta, and that this isn't just supposed to be about you getting to mess with a free netbook, but also about you submitting feedback to help them improve their product.

I, myself, am going to skip this. I want nothing to do with Google's attempts to dumb down computing.

#20 EDiTOR9   Huh? CAGiversary!   1960 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:26 AM

ur griping about free must be night to be rich ehhh

No, rich people can exist during all hours of the day.

#21 VaRIABLE SoUL   I Live in Rapture CAGiversary!   762 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:36 AM

thx OP, I gave it a shot

#22 Stimes   Get Some! CAGiversary!   2246 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:42 AM

Thanks OP

#23 AndrewCP   I'veGotBallsOfSteel! CAGiversary!   754 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 06:18 AM

Thanks OP, I'd be curious to try this out.

#24 GamerKingFaiz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2179 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 06:20 AM

Thank you.

#25 M3wThr33   Batman with a gun. CAGiversary!   1787 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 06:30 AM

Worth a shot...

#26 Raid3n   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   125 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 06:54 AM

I submitted an application. I would love to play with a new operating system and tinker with the inner workings to discover flaws and optimize the performance of it. Not only would this benefit my education but it would also be a really fun thing to do.

Who cares if this is something Google is making? Well..actually I kind of do...considering I believe the are the real life equivalent to Skynet...

#27 Mastastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   160 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Mastastic

Posted 08 December 2010 - 06:57 AM

I can't seem to submit my application. I keep getting sent back to the box screen...this is the second time I've submitted. I would like to have one to use in my classroom...see what it can offer a teacher.

#28 PYREST   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   33 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:14 AM

Thanks for posting this OP!

#29 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   14886 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:02 AM

I submitted my application based on the grounds that I have intimate knowledge of a computer's inner workings; that Dell didn't run right for a week or more...

#30 BudzMcGee   GalaxyofGeek.com CAGiversary!   3796 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:32 AM

I submitted an application. I would love to play with a new operating system and tinker with the inner workings to discover flaws and optimize the performance of it. Not only would this benefit my education but it would also be a really fun thing to do.

Who cares if this is something Google is making? Well..actually I kind of do...considering I believe the are the real life equivalent to Skynet...


Skynet used nukes, which is dirty and inefficient. If Google engineers the machines that kill us all, it will be quick, sleek, and even as it is happening we will think, "This isn't so bad, it's actually almost enjoyable."