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Old 02-22-2013, 06:25 AM   #1
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Google Releases $1299 Chromebook

...and the LTE version is a steal at $1449

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The Chromebook Pixel is a laptop that brings together the best in hardware, software, and design to inspire future innovation.
For all you cheapskates out there, Google has five cheaper ones available:

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Old 02-22-2013, 06:30 AM   #2
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So why wouldn't one buy an Ultrabook instead? The display is only real difference and even there is nice FullHD options available.
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So why wouldn't one buy an Ultrabook instead? The display is only real difference and even there is nice FullHD options available.
Did you not read the "brings together the best in hardware, software, and design to inspire future innovation" part?
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:35 AM   #4
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So why wouldn't one buy an Ultrabook instead? The display is only real difference and even there is nice FullHD options available.
Google execs have their heads in the cloud. A reality check is in order and they'll get it mighty fast when this model crashes and burns in the starting gate.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:37 AM   #5
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Google execs have their heads in the cloud. A reality check is in order and they'll get it mighty fast when this model crashes and burns in the starting gate.
Must be some strong drugs in those clouds... ;D

Hmm, I wonder if could run the OS in VirtualBox, and how well it works with bad internet. Even Win 8 has issue on train when you don't have a decent connection at times...
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:44 AM   #6
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I hope it doesn't mean that Google has run out of ideas.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #7
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I certainly wouldn't buy it. But prices always drop. When it hits $200, sure.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:26 AM   #8
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To paraphrase what I said in the V&R thread, between this and the Nexus Q, I have to wonder what the people at google have been smoking.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:33 AM   #9
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I forgot all about the Q ball. Now they're behind the eight ball once again.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:46 AM   #10
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:48 AM   #11
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It looks like a nice device, just not at that price. I wonder how long it will take Google to figure out that it is horribly over-priced.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:02 AM   #12
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For the price of a Pixel, you can get 6 Acers or 5 Samsungs.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:06 AM   #13
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This may work like screen doors in submarines!

Google's execs having their heads in a cloud, and what happy chemicals they may have been using or they flew into Mexico city's inversion layer and it did something to their brains! ;D

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Old 02-22-2013, 10:06 AM   #14
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...and the LTE version is a steal at $1449
Bill Gates and Tim Cook are both smiling. Meanwhile Jeff Bezos is scouring mainland China for facilities to build a $199.99 version of this -- with Special Offers.
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