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Google (GOOG) officially unveils the Chromebook Pixel, a touchscreen laptop meant to take on the...

Google (GOOG) officially unveils the Chromebook Pixel, a touchscreen laptop meant to take on the MacBook Air and Windows 8/RT ultrabooks and convertibles. Whereas existing Chromebooks are typically low-end systems running on ARM CPUs, the Pixel starts at $1,299, is powered by an Intel (INTC) Core i5 CPU, and sports a 12.85," 2500x1700, touchscreen display The Verge calls "absolutely gorgeous." Two shortcomings: The device offers only 32GB-64GB of storage, and there's still a shortage of Chrome OS apps. (earlier)
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  • Juggler
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    And yet again... Another Apple copycat. Look at the pictures on The Verge: a total ripoff of the MacBook Pro.
    And they say that Apple is dead. Google, blatantly copying another Apple product, just showed that this... just isn't true: they still can only aspire at what Apple does. For now, they just can copy Apple, not innovate more than it
    21 Feb 2013, 05:04 PM Reply Like
  • purpleboarder
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    Does the MacBook Pro have a touchscreen? Instead of worrying about the 'wrapper' of the Verge, as an Apple fanatic, I'd be more worries that the MacBook doesn't have a touchscreen....Where is Apple's innovation on this front?
    21 Feb 2013, 09:11 PM Reply Like
  • scabalqu
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    For $1299, Google should have created a "blow-your-mind" system:
    1) a core i7 instead of i5
    2) 128gb storage

     

    Google is going to be disappointed. Haha.

     

    Anyway, who the heck writes Chrome apps? Who uses Chrome apps?
    21 Feb 2013, 11:59 PM Reply Like
  • vallies
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    Well, I do. I also own INTC.
    22 Feb 2013, 10:12 AM Reply Like
  • Mohamed Abdirahman
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    Looks like a stratgic mistake for GOOG. Why pay $1300 for a slightly more advanced web browser? No matter how nice the hardware and design, it just won't be useful if you cannot install programs like photoshop or video editing software which would actually make use of that high res display.

     

    IMHO Google should have left Chrome OS in the low end until the OS is mature enough to compete with Windows or OSX.
    22 Feb 2013, 11:34 AM Reply Like
  • aparo201@google.com
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    this is one of the stupidest products i've seen in a while.

     

    the pixels are nice, but pixel density is a "assuming all else is equal" feature for consumers. and how is touchscren on a laptop functional in any way? especially when the OS isn't made for touch?

     

    there is only 32g of memory on this thing. it doesn't run any real programs, just web based apps. it has free 1T cloud storage FOR THREE YEARS. after that it is $50 per month. So if you want to keep the documents, photos, etc. . . you put there you will be paying google $600 a year in perpetuity. what a deal!

     

    the functionality of this thing is worse than ALL laptops/noteboosk in this this price range. heck, an iPad with 128g and a detachable keyboard has 4 times more memory, a real touchscreen OS, retina screen, and costs several hundreds less, and battery life of 10 hours. and weights a third of what the Chrome weighs. Lenovo has a touchscreen laptop with real memory and programs for $700.

     

    the Chrome has battery life of UP TO 5 hours, about half of most laptops and tablets.

     

    to summarize: for a laptop you can do no real work on you will pay a large premium over real laptops to surf the web, but you won't have the convenience of a tablet and it will cost on average 2-4 times as much as a tablet with 32g memory, but will have half the battery life and lack the convenience of a removable keyboard like a Surface.
    22 Feb 2013, 12:58 PM Reply Like
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