Racing-themed Chrome notebook codenames revealed. We're guessing they're speedy.

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The codenames for the first Chrome OS packing notebooks have been revealed. Mario and Andretti are the monikers of the first two, as in “Mario Andretti of Formula 1, Nascar and IndyCar racing fame”.

In other word’s, Google are pretty confident that these notebooks, housing their super-fast OS, are going to be among the speediest around.With Google insisting only SSD drives go into the machines, you can be sure of near-insant boot-times.

Tech Crunch uncovered the names after browsing the Chromium issue tracker, which gives insight into the devices currently being tested at Google HQ.

Expect to see Mario and Andretti’s first public outing at January’s CES show.

Gerald Lynch