For the last week there’s been a frenzy of news around Chrome OS and Google’s Cr-48 — a new, unbranded notebook computer that Google is distributing to early adopters so that it can test Chrome OS before its big public launch. Google has given some of these laptops to the press (you can see our first impressions right here), and it’s letting developers and other early adopters request one through a variety of contests, forms, and other channels.
Unfortunately, not everyone is going to receive a Cr-48 — most people will have to wait til consumer devices ship next year. But we’ve got one more way to boost your odds: the folks at Google have been kind enough to give us five Cr-48 laptops to give away to our readers. Read on to find out how you can get a chance to win.
Because this is probably going to draw a lot of submissions (and our typical system of asking for comments would get a bit unwieldy), we’ve worked with the folks at Wildfire to put together a proper structured sweepstakes. To enter, head to this page, hit the ‘Like’ button for TechCrunch, and fill out your name and contact information. There will be a random draw in five days; Google will ship the winners their notebooks soon thereafter.
Note that this is only available to US residents and you have to be 18 years or older to enter (sorry, I don’t make the rules). Good luck!
Update: The contest has ended. Here are your winners!
Chris E., Lori R., Eli B., Angela M., and Kevin H.