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Today we’re excited to announce our newest laptop—the Chromebook Pixel—which brings together the best in hardware, software and design to inspire the next generation of Chromebooks. With the Pixel, we set out to rethink all elements of a computer in order to design the best laptop possible, especially for power users who have fully embraced the cloud. The philosophy of Chrome has always been to minimize the “chrome” of the browser. In much the same way, the goal of the Pixel is to make the pixels disappear, giving people the best web experience.



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Interesting product, but FAR to expensive in my personal opinion. The 3:2 aspect ratio is odd as well. 239 PPi is very impressive.

I expected a much more reasonable price from the creators of the Nexus line of tablets.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 2/21/13 at 10:06pm
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whoa, that's quite high for a Chromebook..
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$1299 for a device that doesn't even run a full OS?

Suddenly Apple's pricing seems totally reasonable.

The battery life doesn't look promising if Google is only claiming "up to 5 hours."
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for power users who have fully embraced the cloud

HAHAHAHA stop it, Google.
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Well don't forget, it's a 239 PPi, Touchscreen, 3:2 Aspect ratio laptop. There's nothing else really like it on the market at this time.

However no USB 3.0, only 32GB of storage and 4GB of RAM + a cloud OS for $1200 is absolutely ridiculous.
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Well don't forget, it's a 239 PPi, Touchscreen, 3:2 Aspect ratio laptop. There's nothing else really like it on the market at this time.

However no USB 3.0, only 32GB of storage and 4GB of RAM + a cloud OS for $1200 $1299-1449 is absolutely ridiculous.


FTFY.

And to add to your points...this thing has "up to" 5 hours of battery life as claimed by Google. That means you can expect worse in real use.

What good is a $1299 device running a limited OS if it can't even get better battery life than a standard laptop running a full OS?
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I think it's horribly overpriced for what it is. Sure, the hardware is nice, I must admit, but that does not justify the high price tag of a computer that runs Chrome OS. I would have expected this to have a reasonable price like it's Nexus line of products.
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I would actually consider buying one if the battery life was near 7 hours+ and if it had a full os and 120 gb of storage then I would be all over this thing. For 1300 that would be a steal!!!!.USB 3.0 isn't really necessary for a laptop and 4 gb of ram is just about as much as you'll ever need for a device that's portable and not your workstation. I like it it just needs a little bump in some minor areas
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100 MB/month for 2 years of mobile broadband from Verizon Wireless

I read that wrong, right?

On the good side: beautiful design, and the touch screen makes it almost worth it. I wonder if you could dual boot...
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