Hardware

Google Cr-48 Chrome notebook teardown

Intel Atom processor

Instead of thermal paste, the Cr-48's CPU is covered with a phase change thermal pad. These are increasingly common in both laptops and mobile devices. Let's remove the pad for a better look at the CPU.

Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic

Caption by: Bill Detwiler

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