Google steps further into the hardware fray, announces touchscreen Chromebook Pixel

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  • Reply 21 of 228


    Google's trying to go after the Premium end of the market with a Third World operating system. 


     


    They seem to forget that the relationship between PERSON and TECHNOLOGY doesn't end after the user presses the Power button for the first time.

  • Reply 22 of 228

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    Yep. That's just the thing; if it doesn't need to be used, what the heck is the point in having it anyway? image



     


     


    Because someone might want to? When's choice a bad thing when it has zero impact on you...

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    Originally Posted by thataveragejoe View Post

    Because someone might want to? When's choice a bad thing when it has zero impact on you...


     


    If it's not supposed to be used in the use of the product, it shouldn't be there. Choice is a bad thing because every single one of them has an impact on me in this situation. Are you saying it WOULDN'T be cheaper if it didn't have a pointless touchscreen? All these kitchen sink utilities built in costs money, and if each feature appeals to 1% of the userbase, what's the incentive for the other respective 99 percents to waste money on the product?

  • Reply 24 of 228

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    Good, a touchscreen laptop. I'm glad to see they're not learning anything.



     


    Aren't all laptops going to have touchscreens in the near future?  Apple is making OS X more touch-ready with every update (launchpad, full-screen apps, gestures on the trackpad, etc.).  I can't wait to buy the first MacBook Touch or whatever they call it.

  • Reply 25 of 228
    $1300 for a web browser is a bit ridiculous.
  • Reply 26 of 228
    Shouldn't one of those guys have shaven his head and spoke with an English accent? Maybe even throw in an "Aluminium" for good measure!...
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    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,702member

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    This video looks EXACTLY like the Apple product release videos they post to their website immediately after their presentation. The ONLY things missing are the British accent and the bright white backdrop.



    Yes, that was close to a straight 'lift'. Seem like they transcribed one of the Apple vids, reworked it to suit their need, and presto! Loadsa money saved! I kept expecting them to gesticulate like Ive.

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    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,702member


    By the way - didn't Apple have a patent on the pinch to zoom idea? What happened to that?

  • Reply 29 of 228
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member


    That thing looks weird.  It looks like a prototype of a laptop not the real thing.  Almost like a prop th-t you'd see in a furniture store. :lol:  And yeah a pretty shameless ripoff of the MacBook.  And I thought HP was bad with the Envy. image

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    Originally Posted by wakefinance View Post

    Aren't all laptops going to have touchscreens in the near future?


     


    Not the good ones.






    Apple is making OS X more touch-ready with every update



     


    Because they're moving it to tablets on the portable side and large-scale touchscreens on the desktop side.

  • Reply 31 of 228


    Oh, I get it, its a pro web browser.  Well played Google.  

  • Reply 32 of 228
    Wow, how awesome. No video of the applications or how the actual thing works, unless you want to watch an image of the solar system and the sun. Yet they created this to be the best personal computing experience every? Yet can't show us anything that the computer actually does. And it's such a cutting edge design that it looks completely lame when placed next to a MacBook Pro. Uh-huh... keep trying.
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    Originally Posted by paxman View Post

    By the way - didn't Apple have a patent on the pinch to zoom idea? What happened to that?


     


    Invalidated, just like everything else they've ever patented, regardless of if it should have been or not.

  • Reply 34 of 228

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    Not the good ones.


     


    Because they're moving it to tablets on the portable side and large-scale touchscreens on the desktop side.



    What makes you so sure about that? And let's assume your theory is correct, are you implying that down the road there will be no market for traditional laptop / notebooks? just curious.

  • Reply 35 of 228


    Anyone else think this looks like a pathetic MacBook knock off?  I mean a really bad one, like child's toy knock off quality.  The brushed metal doesn't even look real, it looks like it's just painted plastic.  It makes me think of how hideous the Tiger interface looks compared to Mountain Lion, there is a reason Apple abandoned that horrible looking brushed metal interface.

  • Reply 36 of 228
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    Because someone might want to? When's choice a bad thing when it has zero impact on you...

     

    It's not a bad thing, but I don't get this. What is it good for? A laptop with just a browser. Why? I like a lot of Google stuff, like Glass and self driving cars, but this? For 1500$?
  • Reply 37 of 228
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Wow, how awesome. No video of the applications or how the actual thing works, unless you want to watch an image of the solar system and the sun. Yet they created this to be the best personal computing experience every? Yet can't show us anything that the computer actually does. And it's such a cutting edge design that it looks completely lame when placed next to a MacBook Pro. Uh-huh... keep trying.

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/21/4013932/chromebook-pixel-hands-on-video-and-impressions

    Looks like there is a working trackpad, which is a feat for a PC vendor that doesn't use Apple logo.
  • Reply 38 of 228

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    Wow, how awesome. No video of the applications or how the actual thing works, unless you want to watch an image of the solar system and the sun. Yet they created this to be the best personal computing experience every? Yet can't show us anything that the computer actually does. And it's such a cutting edge design that it looks completely lame when placed next to a MacBook Pro. Uh-huh... keep trying.


    I'm always telling people when I see things like the DROID commercials, "if it's really as awesome as they say it is wouldn't they just show someone using it?  Why all the smoke & mirrors?"  Note that every Apple commercial is simply that, the product in use.  

  • Reply 39 of 228
    feynmanfeynman Posts: 1,087member

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    Ignore the OS completely as you can install Windows on it and it is Linux so you do have other options. Just look at the HW and see if it's a better deal over a 13" RMBP.


    Yeah but the problem with installing Windows on it is that you will have less than 15 GBs of storage after it's all said and done...then having to install Pro apps? That takes another 7+ GBs to install (all the Adobe apps.)


     


    Ridiculous.

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    Wow.... I've had the impression that Chromebooks were for people that "just needed the basics". Which is sort of funny when Android users say iOS is for "simple people", but they would in turn undoubtedly praise Chrome OS. It seems it has Facebook, Office type programs, web browser, and not much else. Honestly an iPad is half the price and has far more functionality. There are plenty of good cases with keyboards for the iPad as well.


     


    It seems almost hilarious that Google is pricing it this way. Not to mention the fact that it has 5 hour battery life and USB 2.0.... maybe it's to test if there's any sort of Android/Chrome/Google loyalty?

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