Photos: The evolution of the Google Chromebook

Google CR-48

Chromebooks continue to iterate the PC market. Here's a timeline of the top models that have defined the evolution of the Chromebook.

At the end of 2010, Google announced the Chrome OS Pilot Program and the CR-48 Chromebook prototype. Google distributed the CR-48 for free to participants of the program in exchange for feedback on the device and OS.

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Conner Forrest is a Staff Writer for TechRepublic. He covers Google and startups and is passionate about the convergence of technology and culture.


I have the Chromebook Pixel, and I came to this page hoping to learn more about it. It has SIM for connecting to Verizon which they no longer support. It does a moderate job on the wireless network, and I love the light body. The biggest drawback is lack of development for Chrome.