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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You're all missing the point
by frood on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 12:47 UTC
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It says it right there on the home page :

"For what’s next

The Chromebook Pixel is a laptop that brings together the best in hardware, software, and design to inspire future innovation."

To inspire future innovation. This is not a product they expect people to buy in droves. They're :

1) Inspiring hardware manufacturers to not think of the chromebook as a budget computer but really to start rolling out high end models

2) Let application developers know that web apps no longer have to be simple games and the hardware will be out there for more CPU/GPU intensive tasks

Edited 2013-02-23 12:47 UTC

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