Google has announced an unbranded Google Cr-48 laptop. The name comes from the symbol for the chromium isotope on the periodic table. The device will be distributed through a Chrome OS Pilot Program, which is in public beta.
Google is hoping that early users will provide valuable feedback, but there isn’t a purchase option right now. Retail units from Acer and Samsung will be available in 2011. The Cr-48 will feature a 12.1-inch display, a full keyboard over a capacious trackpad, world roaming support for 3G mobile broadband with Verizon support in the U.S., 802.11n dual-band WiFi, 8+ hours of battery life and 8+ days of standby time, a webcam, and flash storage.