Had, At This Point, Almost More Accurate

A few years back, I got lucky, and was chosen to particapate in the beta test for the Google Chromebook, the Cr48, and was sent one free of charge. Came in a box with a neat drawing on top... I've got a picture somewhere but you can find them online.

I used it without abusing it, unlike all of my other pieces of technology, which get handled roughly. I think the Cr48 is a great concept, but it really doesn't do everything that I wanted or needed in a laptop, and I had to finangle a few workarounds and give up on some other things altogether.

I've had it for two years and some change, but now it's developing critical errors almost every time I boot it up, misplacing the operating system (can it get any worse than that? other than refusing to turn on at all, that is), and failing to connect to open networks.

Most of the problems are probably software issues, but losing the OS is probably a hardware issue, maybe a short in the wiring somewhere that wasn't built sturdily enough.

One of these days, I'll probably either open it up and try to rebuild it, or send it back to Google to tear it down to see what made it tick.
mononoaware mononoaware
26-30, M
Dec 16, 2012