I got the cr-48 Google Chrome OS notebook on Monday, two weeks after I saw the 'Test drive a cr-48’ notice in Chrome.
The battery lasts for over 8 hours of usage. I play YouTube videos, last.fm songs etc and still the battery lasts for at least 8 hours at a time. The battery does not lose much power on standby. I use it for 2 days without charging 4 hours per day.
The chrome notebook just has a browser and a terminal in normal mode. So the notebook is intended for usage of web-apps only. There are some chrome notebook specific web apps in the chrome web store like G-Talk. You can not install any other applications. But it’s alright. Most of the apps I use are ...