Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Feb 2013 20:48 UTC
Google It's turning out to be a bit of a crazy week for cool new products, isn't it? We already got Ubuntu Touch Preview for phones and tablets, then we got the new PlayStation 4 yesterday, and today Google surprised us all by launching the Chromebook Pixel. Google's first laptop appears to be a stunning machine - just don't ask who the hell it's for.
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I don't get it
by darknexus on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 11:49 UTC
darknexus
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As a high-end user, why would I buy this? ChromeOS is just, well, Chrome. For significantly less I could get a real laptop with more storage, more power, and run Chrome as well as everything else I might want. For just a little bit more, I could get a Macbook with a screen that's just as good (for all practical purposes), and can run Chrome as well as anything else I might want. Why would I spend $1300 on something that has inferior storage, an inferior os, and is far too over-powered for the purpose resulting in crappy battery life? The only thing this offers is a touch screen, but let's be honest, this is a laptop. How many people are going to want to reach their arm up to the top and touch tabs just to activate them? I don't know about anyone else here, but my arms would get tired mighty quick.
If Google had wanted to make a bit of a splash, they should've released a nice ChromeOS tablet with this screen. I could have seen a practical purpose for that. This just makes me wonder what the top engineers at Google are smoking. Essentially, it's a touch screen that's not a tablet, and a laptop that's incapable as a laptop.

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