|Google Launches Pixel, A Chromebook Laptop|
It's a Chrome OS-based device. Interesting, eh. Why not Android OS?
|Today we’re excited to announce our newest laptop—the Chromebook Pixel—which brings together the best in hardware, software and design to inspire the next generation of Chromebooks. With the Pixel, we set out to rethink all elements of a computer in order to design the best laptop possible, especially for power users who have fully embraced the cloud. The philosophy of Chrome has always been to minimize the “chrome” of the browser. In much the same way, the goal of the Pixel is to make the pixels disappear, giving people the best web experience.Google Launches Pixel, A Chromebook Laptop [chrome.blogspot.co.uk] |
Android is a major virus magnet - at least, the apps are.
And why "chrome"? It isn't - that's a silvery coloured metal. :)
As to "embraced the cloud" - a trojan accident waiting to happen. :(
Did you watch the video? It's like an Apple video, some dudes talking about the experience rather than the techie specs. If you can't beat 'em, copy 'em LOL
The video doesn't really show what you can do. OK, you can touch the screen. I don't see them using a browser, email, apps, etc. I'm not a big Google fan so obviously I'm not lining up for another of their tracking devices.
Thirteen hundred bucks for something that when it's not connected to the web is bascially an expensive paperweight...?
Yeah, $1,300 does seem pricey!
I thought the point of a Chromebook was supposed to be for those people who usually just browse and email and maybe watch the occasional YouTube video. I don't know anyone in the market for a high-end laptop who would spring for one of these (£1,049 for the UK market) vs. competing products which, you know, actually have a hard disk and are capable of running desktop apps...
As for "living in the cloud", I think you'd have to be ;)
But.....it just works!
It's interesting that they are apparently packing on a screen that is higher resolution than an Apple Retina screen (I didn't check but the ad copy says it's the highest pixel density on the market).
I tend to agree with people that it will mostly be a failure - with the connectivity where I live it would be mostly useless.
But to see such a high res screen on a comparatively (compared to a Mac with a Retina screen that is) low-priced machine may be a harbinger of a faster than expected evolution in display technology.