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#1 +techbeck

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 20:36

Google's ultra-premium Chromebook Pixel (complete with that stunning screen) has been available for several weeks now, but we've yet to see a definite shipping timeframe on the LTE-enabled hardware. Thankfully that's now changed, with Google Play revealing that the 4G Chromebook Pixel will ship no later than April 8th for anyone ordering today. Aside from a built-in LTE modem, that $150 premium over the regular model gets owners 100MB of mobile data through Verizon every month for two years. Of course, it could prove very easy to hit that ceiling on a machine that relies on the internet for just about everything. But if you've already examined the pluses and minuses of Google's operating system and are still determined to own that spectacular piece of hardware, the luxury of mobile data could be worth the investment. You've only got one chance to make the right decision, after all.


http://www.theverge....te-by-april-8th

Regardless your opinion on the Pixel, please keep this topic clean. Time will tell if the Pixel is a dead product or not but in the mean time, discuss maturely.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 20:38

How generous of Verizon to provide 100 MB of data every month for 2 years :rolleyes:

Don't think this laptop is targeted for masses, but it's purpose does make sense, and other perks - 1 TB of cloud storage for three years is expensive!

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 20:41

Obviously 100 MB of mobile data per month is all you need on a notebook with Retina screen and an operating system that fully relies on an internet connection to be functional.


:laugh:


Sorry, I just couldn't keep a straight face. For its price and nature of the product the Chromebook Pixel should come with at least 1000 MB of data per month.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:07

The Pixel is getting rave reviews from users like Linus, but I can't see myself paying that much for one of them. I'd probably go Mac for that price.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:11

I really like the hardware design and the fact that there's no glowing Apple on the back. The screen ratio, too. Not a fan of the software running on it though.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:17

Obviously 100 MB of mobile data per month is all you need on a notebook with Retina screen and an operating system that fully relies on an internet connection to be functional.


:laugh:


Sorry, I just couldn't keep a straight face. For its price and nature of the product the Chromebook Pixel should come with at least 1000 MB of data per month.


You misspelled 'GB'

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 22:17

Good to know Google is listening. People complained about price, and they went the opposite direction. I don't even-

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 22:23

1500 bucks for this? nothxbai.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 22:48

There are two words that sum this up - overpriced and pointless. I can't even see Google eating into Linux's marketshare with this product let alone Microsoft's.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 22:52

Regardless your opinion on the Pixel, please keep this topic clean. Time will tell if the Pixel is a dead product or not but in the mean time, discuss maturely.


There's nothing I hate more than a dead Pixel.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 23:12

You misspelled 'GB'

Only if you don't count the extra 24 megabytes required to make a gigabyte. Computers are NOT metric. :)

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 23:26

There's nothing I hate more than a dead Pixel.


haha :)

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:41

I have the $249 Samsung ARM Chromebook (using it now to post) and I love it for what it is. It's great for simple Internet tasks. If or when Internet apps reach the same level of maturity as desktop apps it will be really amazing.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:11

Only if you don't count the extra 24 megabytes required to make a gigabyte. Computers are NOT metric. :)


I meant 1000 GB rather than 1000 MB

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:21

I have the $249 Samsung ARM Chromebook (using it now to post) and I love it for what it is. It's great for simple Internet tasks. If or when Internet apps reach the same level of maturity as desktop apps it will be really amazing.

That's because it's $249.
Not $1449.