When Google launched its own laptop last December, there was a lot of speculation surrounding the cryptically-named Cr-48 - especially considering the fact that you couldn’t buy one no matter how much money you had.
Google launched the notebook as a way of trialing its own Chrome OS and a tweet over the weekend confirmed that the last of the notebooks has now been shipped. However, there was also some good news for those looking to get their hands on the new operating system with the confirmation that laptops running Chrome OS from Acer and Samsung will be coming this summer. Reports at the time suggested that Google took delivery of up to 60,000 units from manufacturer, Inventec. The notebooks were distributed through the Chrome OS Pilot Project where anyone was able to apply to get one of the machines to test out on behalf of Google.
The black, brandless laptops have been whizzing their way around the world in the past few months and according to the tweet from Google Project Management VP Sundar Pichai the reserves have been fully depleted: “Sorry we have shipped all units for now. Thanks for your interest and we will have partner devices out mid-year.” With quite a bit of positive feedback from several sources since the laptop launched, it will be very interesting to see if Samsung and Acer manage to translate that success into their machines.
Though we will have to wait a few months to get our hands on the Samsung and Acer models, has anyone out there got their hands on a Cr-48 and what did you think of it? Let us know in the comments.