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Google Unveils The PIxel: The Google Macbook Killer (?)
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Google Unveils The PIxel: The Google Macbook Killer (?) - February 21, 2013, 08:36 PM

Price $1299

- Google Chrome O/S
- 1 TB of Google Drive Cloud Storage
- Retina level display

When Google unveiled the very first Chrome OS laptop, the vision was clear: Eric Schmidt told us that Chromebooks would be cheap, disposable products that you could easily replace at will. Today, however, the company's taking a different tack. This is the Chromebook Pixel, the first Chromebook designed by Google itself, and it's unmistakably a premium product. It also just so happens to aiming directly at Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

Like Apple's notebook, the highlight is the Gorilla Glass-covered screen: with a 12.85-inch, 2560 x 1700 touchscreen panel, Google says it's the highest resolution display that's ever shipped on a laptop. "You'll never ever see another pixel in your life," says Chrome VP Sundar Pichai. And yet this particular screen has a 3:2 aspect ratio: In order to better fit web content, which often flows vertically down a page, the screen is nearly as tall as it is wide.

























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February 21, 2013, 08:47 PM

Meh...

"Great for power users in the cloud.." That's some stupid ass shit right there.

I'm not super impressed. The screen is great (Google's devices all have better screens than Apple, and the best screens), but nothing else indicates that it offers anything superior.

I picked up a Samsung Chromebook a bit ago, and have a Chrome vm running... it's browser based... and without fulltime internet connectivity it's not too useful. Additionally you have to use Google's web based office apps and a pretty small and chaotic app store.

They need to make support for all the major game vendors too... the ONE thing this laptop could excel at it can't support... *WIFFLE*


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Could they have tried a little harder to clone a MBP?

Google's push toward attempted world domination is interesting to watch. Arbitrary 1s and 0s aren't going to cut it, gotta get out there with some tangible products and take over everything from cars to vision....oh yea, and the bread and butter: computers.


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The screen resolution and aspect ratio are interesting. The rest, not so much.
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Meh is right. They are trying to compete with a proven powerhouse without a track record. Once they can prove that their operating system could run flawless I'll be impressed.


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If you mean Google ranking downgrade I see that as a good thing less goons who create accounts just to sell shit. I've not used chrome os but from what I've read I couldn't see spending this much on a device running it.

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There is no Macbook, macfuck, iPhone, or any other Apple product "killer" unless they come up with someone way to unbrainwash their legions of fanbois.


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There is no Macbook, macfuck, iPhone, or any other Apple product "killer" unless they come up with someone way to unbrainwash their legions of fanbois.
Never will happen. Suckling from Steve Jobs has become a way of life and an addiction to many.



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Never will happen. Suckling from Steve Jobs has become a way of life and an addiction to many.
There's nothing to suckle any more though. If Apple products were sold by cult of personality then I don't see them being nearly so competitive once that dries up. It'll be interesting to see though...
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