- Jun 17, 2001
I just read about this and can't believe how stupid of an idea this is. $1300 and I can't run Office? GTFO.
So Google built this laptop for professional photographers? How large is that market?
I read an article that the primary goal of the Chrome Pixel is to generate headlines - particularly in comparison the the $250 Samsung Chromebook. So the $1300 price is more to generate headlines and articles that talk about Chromebooks and mention the cheaper options in contrast.
If so, it's clever marketing. In up-brands Chromebooks in the eyes of some consumers ("If it's $1300 then it has to be good") while increasing the amount media exposure of the Chromebook line. It might be a bit of an expensive way to do it - design a whole machine with a very small audience - but ad campaigns are expensive too...
If it had at least 128GB for the same price I'd actually consider it because I'd slap Windows 8 on it.
what a piece of crap. I dont think this is clever marketing at all. I think to the average person, they will just start to associate google products with overpriced garbage.
a lot of people would look at chromeos and say "dats so ghetto, it nuttin' but a browsa!" and with pixel google is saying "chromeOS is not ghetto, it is a NEW, DIFFERENT way of doing computing, and computing with chromeos can be high end as well as low end".
Google has proven time and again that they are inept at advertising, promoting, and selling their own hardware products.If anybody would know how to do it, I suppose it would be an advertising company (Google).
The new RAZR's work well and are selling well.