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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RE[2]: LOL Google
by tylerdurden on Thu 21st Feb 2013 23:24 UTC in reply to "RE: LOL Google"
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

In the universe where google is trying to convince me to buy a device that can only perform a fraction of what a fully fledged "traditional" stand alone device can.

This device is at the same price level as a retina macbook, so right off the bat it becomes an almost impossible sell.

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RE[3]: LOL Google
by ricegf on Thu 21st Feb 2013 23:39 in reply to "RE[2]: LOL Google"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

No, "I don't think it's a good value" isn't the definition of a netbook.

My iPad also can't do a lot of things that a less expensive netbook can do - read an SD card, compose long documents, run Microsoft Office - and yet Apple seems to be doing OK with the product line. Perhaps because it can do things the netbook can't? Just a thought.

I'm fine if you think a high-end Chrome laptop won't sell. We'll know soon enough.

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RE[4]: LOL Google
by bhtooefr on Thu 21st Feb 2013 23:56 in reply to "RE[3]: LOL Google"
bhtooefr Member since:
2009-02-19

And a netbook can run Chrome, while doing things that aren't Chrome.

Hell, for $200 more, a 13" MacBook Pro Retina can run Chrome, only have 256,000 less pixels, have significantly more CPU power, twice the RAM, 4 times the local storage, and do things that aren't Chrome...

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RE[4]: LOL Google
by tylerdurden on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 21:38 in reply to "RE[3]: LOL Google"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Nettop, Network Laptop, Chromebook, Glorified Terminal with a very fancy screen,... whatever other buzzword suits your fancy and helps you keep missing the point. Better now?

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