I like Google, and use many Google services and software. So when a client sent me a link to sign up for Google’s Chrome OS beta, I jumped. Soon afterwards, I received a non-descript box — which to my surprise contained a Cr-48 Chrome Notebook.

I inserted the battery slice and opened the small computer (about the size of a news magazine, and about an inch thick). The Chrome logo displayed almost instantly. It has a built-in webcam and Verizon wireless data card, which provides 100 MB of data free per month. The exterior finish is a matte black, similar to my Lenovo ThinkPad T500. A touchpad handles navigation. There are no Function or Caps Lock keys (the keyboard is similar to a MacBook’s). The machine found the three access points in my house, one of which is a 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11n.

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