Completely disassembledAs notebooks go, the Google Cr-48 Chrome notebook was pretty easy to disassemble. Inventec, the manufacturer, used plain Phillips screws and none of the internal components were soldered to the motherboard. Given the many standard internal parts (Qualcomm Gobi card, Azurewave Wi-Fi card, SanDisk SSD, Samsung RAM, etc.), you could easily repair upgrade the Cr-48's hardware--provided the Chrome OS could handle it. Stay tuned for Jason Hiner's complete review of the Cr-48.
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