Google Cr-48 Notebook – the Chrome OS cloud netbook locks you up in Google

google-netbook-chrome-topSome of the features of latest offering from Google – a Google netbook running on the beta version of its new cloud-based operating system, Chrome OS, are:

  • No CAPS LOCK key
  • No F-keys – replaces function keys with media-keys
  • 12-inch screen, 3.8-pounds
  • 8-hours battery life
  • 3G and Wi-Fi
  • Solid black
  • Intel Atom processor
  • flash memory drive

Chrome OS laptop comes with a free Verizon data plan of 100 MB per month for the first two years. It’s good to see no long-term contracts pay as you go data purchase.

The worst part of the whole equation is that, one needs to log in with the Google account during start-up. The user is virtually locked-up in Google and there is nothing out of it.

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