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Google Chromebook Pixel: Visual Tour

Meet the Google Chromebook Pixel. Come for the brilliant screen, but stay for the strong performance.
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The standard set by Apple is evident even in Google's packaging. The box is nice enough that you won't want to throw it away. Everything about the Pixel says "premium product."

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Laurianne
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2/22/2013 | 9:16:58 PM
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What do you think, MacBook Air users? Looks aside, does this check the boxes you need?

Laurianne McLaughlin
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2/23/2013 | 11:31:08 PM
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People always make fun of innovation. Did we see that before in the end of the 19th century horse and buggies owners making fun of the devil modern invention "the car"! Google believes in free software, cloud technology and compact, hassle free easy to use notebooks.Who to worry and spend more on word processors, anti-viri etc. Google Chrome is the computer of the future! Wait and see when Apple, Microsoft etc. start walking in the footsteps of big G!
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2/24/2013 | 3:06:53 PM
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This machine is s every limited in its power and productivity. The user is locked into google for everything. It cannot run the powerful software available to a Windows 8 machine. Have you tried win8. It is unbelievably fast, fluid and powerful.. It is rock teddy reliable and boots up in 9 seconds. We just upgraded to in 8 with touch screen machines as well as the Surface Pro. This brings computing into the future.
Google did not invent anything. They either copied others or bought I to technology. Larry and Sergey copied the idea for google from Mr. Li (Baidu). Google bought android. They are glorified copycats that make 97% of their revenue from selling good old fashion advertising. With the gorgeous win8 machines, the Surface Pro and the MacBook available,whlo In Their right mind would this thing google is peddling
Thomas Claburn
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2/25/2013 | 10:07:15 PM
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The user is locked into Google for account management but not much else. It provides access to the Web, which is more than Google. To argue that it's not a Windows machine misses the point. If you want a Windows machine, buy a Windows machine. You can access Windows via Chrome Remote Desktop if you want on the Pixel, but it's not about running Windows apps. It's a Web app machine.
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2/23/2013 | 4:45:31 AM
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Laughable at best.
Darker Emerald
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2/23/2013 | 4:51:45 AM
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If you buy this over any ultabook on the market you probably need to be taken to an insane asylum.. without an internet signal its an expensive paperweight, with one its a Facebook browser/ search engine. With a real computer at least you'd still have a useful machine (that could also do everything this can).

This is probably the only "computer" on earth I'd recommend you get an apple device instead (and I absolutely hate apple).
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2/24/2013 | 4:22:11 AM
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That screen pales in comparison to the macbook products. Why is apple the only company that gets how the screen, keyboard, touchpad and sound are what gets the most reaction from buyers? Close, but no cigar for google. Maybe at $600 - $700...
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2/25/2013 | 1:58:25 PM
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Another case of flash over substance. Most of the slideshow dealt with looks. The serious user will be interested in how it actually works. And, as previously said, if it only runs through the Internet, then just like Apple you'll be tied to one vendor's idea of how you work. Thanks, but no thanks.
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