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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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What happens to the CR-48 now?

Once the Samsung and Acer Google Chromebooks come out what happens to the CR-48? Are the doomed to become obsolete or can they easily be upgraded?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 03:53 PM
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They're still fully functional, and will continue receiving firmware updates just like the newer models. Like Google says, they should keep getting better.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-10-2011, 09:06 PM
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Yeah, even though they are beta, or were, they were still made so that they could adopt the changes that would be birthed with the Google Chromebook.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-13-2011, 02:59 AM
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My friend has a cr48

and from what he told me, the agreement he had to sign off on requested at least 2 years of feedback, so I would assume that they will be fully functional and get software updates for at least that amount of time.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-15-2011, 04:07 PM
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2 years of feedback?! Then no CR-48s on ebay anytime soon?
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-15-2011, 04:12 PM
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Ah! There are plenty on ebay!
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 01:48 AM
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People have been selling them on eBay since the Pilot program started. I have been checking out the eBay auctions for about the last 6 - 8 weeks and I have seen them sell from as low as $200 to as high as $450 ( I think that one had Windows 7 installed on it).
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 01:27 PM
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So if I can find a cheap CR-48 on eBay, I should buy that instead of waiting for an Acer or Samsung? Downside?
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 08:49 PM
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The Samsung and Acer looks a lot cooler than the cr-48. But, it's cool to have a prototype.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 10:44 PM
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Maybe I am missing something here but....Why would people who were so lucky and privileged as to be chosen to help test (for Google, mind you) the Cr-48 (for free, mind you), turn around and place their Cr-48 up for auction on eBay??? Is it just me, or is that completely rude, ignorant, and ungrateful??? I would have been thrilled beyond belief to partake in such an honor (a making in history, mind you) and to hear that people are actually selling their Cr-48's on eBay kinda gets under my skin. And what about the 2 years of feedback they signed off to give (according to Cyclesoflife)???
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