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Chromebook Pixel now on sale!
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Default Chromebook Pixel now on sale! - 02-21-2013, 23:46 | posts: 5,214 | Location: Everyday Rain Florida

http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome...omebook-pixel/

http://play.google.com/store/devices...evice-featured

$1,300 & $1,450

13" 2560 x 1700, at 239 PPI
Intel® Core™ i5 Processor (Dual Core 1.8GHz)
4 GB DDR3 RAM
32/64 GB Solid State Drive
Gorilla® Glass multi-touch screen
Backlit Chrome keyboard
Up to 5 hours of active use (59 Wh battery)
Built-in LTE for the LTE version

nom noms!
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 00:12 | posts: 4,653 | Location: FLA,USA

Nice but too much $$$$$$$.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 00:56 | posts: 3,763 | Location: Finland

very weird aspect ratio
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 03:13 | posts: 9,432 | Location: Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

Way too expensive. Also doesnt Chrome OS require always on net ?
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 03:21 | posts: 970 | Location: Canada

32Gb or 64GB SSD? Dual Core? are they serious for that price? looks like a scam to me. FAIL
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 07:24 | posts: 2,667 | Location: Ohio

I'd rather have the 13" rMBP in the same price range as the LTE model. Sure I'd lose LTE, but the rest of the specs are just much better aside from that weird aspect ratio screen.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 07:33 | posts: 944 | Location: Somewhere in Scotland

Come on!
My Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet gives better bang for my buck than that appears to do.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 10:29 | posts: 908 | Location: UK

When software companies create hardware...

Off the shelf BS, wrapped up in one of the most marketable/recognisable brands out there today...does NOT give you the right to charge stoopid amounts of $/£/€ and think you can get away with it.

Reminds me of the Microsoft Surface BS - trying to tell people how to use their hardware, because they wrote software.

Shove this %&*$ in your mouth and shut your face.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 13:31 | posts: 6,623 | Location: Above Earth in a Big Rocket Ship

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When software companies create hardware...

Off the shelf BS, wrapped up in one of the most marketable/recognisable brands out there today...does NOT give you the right to charge stoopid amounts of $/£/€ and think you can get away with it.

Reminds me of the Microsoft Surface BS - trying to tell people how to use their hardware, because they wrote software.

Shove this %&*$ in your mouth and shut your face.
"I bet we if put out a device called a Chromebook Pixel and charge an outrageous price for it we can make off with millions" said no one ever.

It's a device that competes against the Macbook air, has a high res multi-touch display, i5 processor, high quality chassis, SSD, large battery, etc and you're surprised that it costs a premium, really?

And yeah, who wants software companies designing hardware, those Nexus 4, 7 and 10's are such overpriced pieces of garbage. Right.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 13:53 | posts: 991 | Location: Nebulas

Overpriced like Nvidia's GeForce Titan GPU.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 16:25 | posts: 189 | Location: Québec

Does it really make sense to put this resolution on a that small display ? I mean, you will have to stick your eyes real close to see what is written 0_0
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 16:39 | posts: 776

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It's a device that competes against the Macbook air, has a high res multi-touch display, i5 processor, high quality chassis, SSD, large battery, etc and you're surprised that it costs a premium, really?
I keep reading it competes against the Air, but why? Why not the rMBP?

That thing is useless and I'd pay the $200 more just for the offline usability of the rMBP.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 16:42 | posts: 6,559

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I keep reading it competes against the Air, but why? Why not the rMBP?

That thing is useless and I'd pay the $200 more just for the offline usability of the rMBP.
The thing has built in LTE...Why are you concerned with offline.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 18:25 | posts: 5,214 | Location: Everyday Rain Florida

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Does it really make sense to put this resolution on a that small display ? I mean, you will have to stick your eyes real close to see what is written 0_0
Yeah I felt the same with Nexus 10, 10" 2560 x 1600@300ppi.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 18:29 | posts: 6,623 | Location: Above Earth in a Big Rocket Ship

The eye can see up to 300ppi @ 10 inches.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 18:30 | posts: 776

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The thing has built in LTE...Why are you concerned with offline.
LTE speeds vary from location to location and it's coverage isn't guaranteed everywhere. But even then, LTE can be slow for a lot of things.

And I was talking about the non-LTE $1300 one vs $1500 rMBP (hence the $200 more).
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 21:33 | posts: 3,857 | Location: MI, USA

Honestly I'd "think about it" if you could boot windows 7 on it, but with chrome os only? No thanks. It's still a rip, but it looks really nice. Probably would just end up with onna the windows laptop/tablet thingies if I really needed something like this.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 23:01 | posts: 6,556 | Location: Portland, Oregon

256GB SSD would be reasonable at that price.
   
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