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Developer Information for Chrome OS Devices

This page is a jumping off point for finding developer-related information for Chrome OS devices. These are notebooks that shipped from the factory with Google Chrome OS on them. For some details about Google Chrome OS and how it differs from Chromium OS, see the note in the FAQ about Google Chrome OS. Chrome OS devices typically require special setup in order to be used for Chromium OS development.

Caution: Modifications you make to the system are not supported by Google, may cause hardware, software or security issues and may void warranty.

Remember: Chrome OS devices are not general-purpose PCs. We believe you should be able to hack on your own property, but if you do it's not our fault if something breaks.

Hardware-specific developer information (organized chronologically):

 Release date  Manufacturer  Model  Project code name  Board name(s)  Base board
 December 2010  Google  Cr-48  Mario  x86-mario  -
 June 2011  Samsung  Series 5 Chromebook  Alex  x86-alex  -
 July 2011  Acer  AC700 Chromebook  ZGB  x86-zgb  -
 May 2012  Samsung  Series 3 Chromebox  Stumpy  stumpy  -
 May 2012  Samsung  Series 5 550 Chromebook  Lumpy  lumpy  -
 October 2012  Samsung  ARM Chromebook  Snow  daisy  daisy
 November 2012  Acer  Acer C7 Chromebook  Parrot  parrot  -
 January 2013  Lenovo  Thinkpad X131e Chromebook  Stout
 stout  -
 February 2013  HP  Pavilion Chromebook  Butterfly  butterfly  -
 February 2013  Google  Chromebook Pixel  Link  link  -
 October 2013  HP  HP Chromebook 11  Spring  daisy_spring  snow
 October 2013  Acer  Acer C720 Chromebook  Peppy & Pepto  peppy
 slippy
 October 2013  HP  HP Chromebook 14  Falco  falco  slippy
 January 2014  Dell  Dell Chromebook 11  Wolf  wolf  slippy
 February 2014  Toshiba  Toshiba Chromebook  Leon  leon  slippy
 March 2014  ASUS  ASUS Chromebox  Panther  panther  beltino
 June 2014  Samsung  Samsung Chromebook 2  Peach  peach_pit & peach_pi  peach
   LG  LG ChromeBase 22CV241-W  Monroe  monroe  beltino
  ASUS ASUS Chromebooks C200 Squawks squawks rambi
  ASUS ASUS Chromebooks C300 Quawks quawks rambi
 May 2014 HP HP Chromebox Zako zako beltino
  Lenovo Lenovo N20 Clapper clapper rambi
  Acer Acer Chromebook 13 Big nyan_big nyan
  Toshiba Toshiba Chromebook 2 Swanky swanky rambi

Googlers not finding what they're looking for may want to look at http://goto.google.com/cros-names

Some information on running upstream coreboot on Haswell based Chrome OS devices is available here.

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