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The Chromebook Pixel Is Real, and Expensive 392

Posted by timothy
from the shifting-value-proposition dept.
First time accepted submitter Lirodon writes "Just when you thought Google's rumored Chrome OS laptop, the Chromebook Pixel, was an elaborate fake, think again. This high-end Chromebook with a 12.85-inch high resolution touchscreen (available in both Wi-Fi only and Verizon LTE versions) and an Intel Core i5 processor under the hood is super fancy, and also super expensive: starting at $1299. Would you want to pay that much for what is essentially a premium netbook?" Engadget has a hands-on with the device.
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The Chromebook Pixel Is Real, and Expensive

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  • by CajunArson (465943) on Thursday February 21, 2013 @04:09PM (#42971353) Journal

    This thing would obviously only be $2.99 + S&H if it weren't for the Microsoft tax! I'm tired of M$ driving up the price of hardware with ... interruption... whispering .... uh... I'm tired of the GOOGLE TAX!

  • by h4rr4r (612664) on Thursday February 21, 2013 @04:37PM (#42971699)

    Just like a normal laptop and just like a normal laptop you can install linux to your hearts content.

  • by Xaedalus (1192463) <Xaedalys@yaho[ ]om ['o.c' in gap]> on Thursday February 21, 2013 @05:58PM (#42972797)

    As a proud member pervert in good standing of the Congregation for Appreciation of Internet Pr0n, I must heartily decry, deride, protest, and shake every conceivable appendage I can muster at the idea of a laptop having a touchscreen. I care not for access to dev mode and ease of conversion to Linux, nor do I care about comparisons to MBR, MBP, or any other model in its market class, nay; what I care most about is that when I am using internet on my laptop for the purpose that the Good Lord Snookums intended--the transmission of digitalized lewd images at 0.999999 percent of c to my eyes for transitional enlightenment of my load--that any incidental contact of whatever airborne fluids I may be generating will not hit my screen and be registered as input. I have a hard enough time keeping my screen nice and clear as it is, I really do not need the fruit of my loins sending me to yet another morally dubious website when I'm not yet done with the one I'm on! So NAY! I say! Nay to touchscreens on laptops! I will NOT be a consumer of this product!

    As a side note, I do not use my iPad for this very reason... well, that and my wrists tend to get crimps in them.

  • by Ol Olsoc (1175323) on Thursday February 21, 2013 @07:44PM (#42973949)
    "You'll never ever see another pixel in your life," says Chrome VP Sundar Pichai.

    Considering that the name is Chromebook Pixel, they might want to rethink that marketing talking point.

  • Re:nope (Score:5, Funny)

    by tehcyder (746570) on Friday February 22, 2013 @05:27AM (#42977321) Journal

    Fine for regular folk. Us enthusiasts have vastly higher expectations, and we're not a shrinking market.

    Well aren't we a bunch of precious fucking snowflakes?

Truly simple systems... require infinite testing. -- Norman Augustine