Model: MarioAccording to various reports, Google has been internally testing Chrome OS on specially designed machines codenamed "Mario" or "Andretti"--after the famous Formula One driver Mario Andretti. Although Google is officially calling these machines the Cr-48 Chrome notebook, the Mario codename is located throughout the device. Cr-48 reportedly refers to a particularly unstable Chromium isotope.
Our test unit has the hardware ID: IEC MARIO PONY 6101
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