Re-Impressions of a CR-48

This post was incomplete at the time, decided to post anyway (2022-03-25)

The release of the Official Google Chromebooks is nearing. On June 15th both Acer and Samsung will begin taking orders.

So what's happened since I last did my review of the CR-48 and how might that show what's in store for these initial Chromebook consumer offerings.

What's Changed

Touchpad

Well for one, it doesn't suck anymore. The software has gotten alot better, in fact it was one of the first things they fixed. I still would rather they opted for a clickless pad, but at least I can do taps if I want to. All the issues of sensitivity diminishing at the edges of poor handling of right click gestures are gone. What's left is a pretty darn good touchpad that should only be better in the consumer version.

What Hasn't Changed

Keyboard & Battery Life

This should obviously be a no brainer, but one always hopes that there could be some magic voodoo in the software to eek out a few extra minutes or even hours in the battery life.


posted by dharh 1:37 AM May 30th, 2011



2022: 5 3
2011: 5 3 1
2010: 12 9 7 1
2009: 12 11 8 5
2008: 12 5 4 3 2 1
2007: 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
2006: 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
2005: 12 10 7 6
2004: 10 9 6 5 4 3 2 1