And the Chromebook Pixel price is.....

Puddle Jumper

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Crazy price for a Chrome OS system but assuming everything else is decent you could always stick Windows 8 on it since it's all standard Intel hardware.
 

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Crazy price for a Chrome OS system but assuming everything else is decent you could always stick Windows 8 on it since it's all standard Intel hardware.

32GB of local storage. No. :rolleyes:

I didn't think they could top the silliness that was the Nexus Q. But boy, they really worked overtime! :whiste:
 

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Wow that fails harder than I expected (and I didn't think the Pixel was going to work in the first place).
 

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32GB of local storage. No. :rolleyes:

I didn't think they could top the silliness that was the Nexus Q. But boy, they really worked overtime! :whiste:

True, although it might be mSATA so you could upgrade it at the expense of inflating the cost even more.

Basically they have managed to make the rMBP 13 look like a bargain which says a lot.
 

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Hey look! It's the Nexus Q in laptop form.

Fail fail fail fail fail. Is it April 1 somewhere?
 

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Any one else think that machine is really ugly? Like, super ugly.

Also, 3:2 aspect ratio... interesting.
 

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Any one else think that machine is really ugly? Like, super ugly.

Also, 3:2 aspect ratio... interesting.

Bland maybe but I wouldn't say ugly.

I kind of like the aspect ratio, it would be nice if one of the Windows OEMs would use this panel in a ultrabook.
 

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If it had at least 128GB for the same price I'd actually consider it because I'd slap Windows 8 on it.
 

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If not for Chrome OS and the lack of storage this would be phenomenal. The design and screen are insanely good for a $1300 laptop. That said the OS is a deal killer for a device of this price.
 

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Heh. I was convinced the Chromebook Pixel was a fake. Nope.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2dhMKSKGBg

It does look kinda ugly in that linked picture, but in the video it does look a little better. I kinda like the industrial angles. But yeah, $1299 is a major fail for what you get.

3:2 ratio is what full frame dSLR camera sensors have.
 

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Isn't the whole point of Chromebooks to be dirt cheap as 90% of the processing is done on the server side?
 

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The *only* purchase case that makes sense is if you need/want the 1TB Google Drive sub, and are willing to pay up front for three years while getting a free laptop.

Otherwise.... WTF^googol
 

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The thing is, people aren't laughing at the hardware, which is worth $1300 (typical ultrabook specs with better screen), but the OS, which makes it impossible to justify spending so much money on a web browser. Also, 32GB of local storage. What are they smoking?
 

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WTF^googol

Basically a perfect summary of the Pixel.

The thing is, people aren't laughing at the hardware, which is worth $1300 (typical ultrabook specs with better screen), but the OS, which makes it impossible to justify spending so much money on a web browser. Also, 32GB of local storage. What are they smoking?

Yeah, the crazy thing is they actually nailed the hardware which is usually where companies screw it up.
 
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Bland maybe but I wouldn't say ugly.

I kind of like the aspect ratio, it would be nice if one of the Windows OEMs would use this panel in a ultrabook.

Thinkpads are bland. This is beyond bland. But we'll see, maybe their existing images just make it look an awful lot like a fake laptop, or one made out of a block of cheap plastic.

I would also say that this indicates that, at least for now, these ultra-high DPI displays like in the rMBP and this machine are EXPENSIVE.
 
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The thing is, people aren't laughing at the hardware, which is worth $1300 (typical ultrabook specs with better screen), but the OS, which makes it impossible to justify spending so much money on a web browser. Also, 32GB of local storage. What are they smoking?

Yeah I agree with this. Crazy nice resolution, but at that price I would feel better buying an Acer Aspire S7 and miss out on the resolution in exchange for a mainstream OS + more storage.
 

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I would also say that this indicates that, at least for now, these ultra-high DPI displays like in the rMBP and this machine are EXPENSIVE.

I wouldn't say that, if you added $100-150 to the price to account for a license of Windows and a 128gb SSD you would have people lining up to buy one.
 

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Yeah, the crazy thing is they actually nailed the hardware which is usually where companies screw it up.
They did?

Middling battery, active cooling... Weight is passable for a sub-13". Ultimately they just made another one of the not-great compromises we have this year until ARM beefs up and/or Intel scales down. Yeah, nice panel, whatever.
 

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Yeah, there needs to be a hands-on review to determine if the keyboard is comfortable, whether the touchpad is decent and if the screen is good quality beyond the resolution but I'd seriously consider getting this +$150 if it had 128GB and Windows.

5 hours of battery life is pretty much what I'd expect (the MBPR13 gets 6 so it's better).
 

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They did?

Middling battery, active cooling... Weight is passable for a sub-13". Ultimately they just made another one of the not-great compromises we have this year until ARM beefs up and/or Intel scales down. Yeah, nice panel, whatever.

Great display
Great touchpad
Competitive thickness

No one cares if an ultrabook has active cooling, it's expected and while the battery life isn't great it isn't terrible either.
 

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It's not fair to compare refurbished prices to new ones.
 

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3:2 aspect ratio.. are they going after photographers or something? I sure like that. :)

What exactly can I run on Chrome OS that would make me want this? (Asking seriously, don't know much about it.)
 

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It's not fair to compare refurbished prices to new ones.
When it's an Apple refurb, yes it is. But here's their edu non-refurb pricing:

13-inch: 2.5GHz with Retina display

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