Saturday, December 11, 2010

Chrome Cr-48, black MacBook: Separated at birth? | Circuit Breaker - CNET News

Check the story link for more comparison details.  Of course, the CR-48 hasn’t actually been born yet, in terms of being a shipping product; it’s not even at Google Nexus status yet.  I suspect the Google product ~= Apple product 3-years-ago observation isn’t a bad overall equation, in any case.

MacBook and Cr-48. (Credit: Josh Miller/CNET)

The all-black Cr-48 that Google is shipping to the first members of its Chrome OS notebook pilot project looked awfully familiar to us when it showed up at our office.

Software aside, after putting it side by side with a black MacBook that Apple shipped in 2007 we had in house, it dawned on us why: the two are practically twins. Not identical, but at least fraternal. The overall look is shockingly similar to Apple's now-extinct machine: from the color to the chiclet keyboard to the hinge, size, trackpad, even to the indentation in the place where you lift the lid. Well, see for yourself. We took some photos of the two machines next to each other for you to peruse.

Chrome Cr-48, black MacBook: Separated at birth? | Circuit Breaker - CNET News

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