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Google's ultra-premium Chromebook Pixel (complete with [url="http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/25/4023830/google-chromebook-pixel-review"]that stunning screen[/url]) 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.
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http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/25/4145868/google-shipping-chromebook-pixel-with-lte-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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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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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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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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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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[quote name='.Neo' timestamp='1364244083' post='595597644']
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.


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

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

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1500 bucks for this? nothxbai.
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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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[quote name='techbeck' timestamp='1364243795' post='595597634']
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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There's nothing I hate more than a dead Pixel.
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[quote name='primexx' timestamp='1364260633' post='595598172']
You misspelled 'GB'
[/quote]Only if you don't count the extra 24 megabytes required to make a gigabyte. Computers are NOT metric. :)

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[quote name='Enron' timestamp='1364424756' post='595602220']
There's nothing I hate more than a dead Pixel.
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haha :)

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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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[quote name='SierraSonic' timestamp='1364425953' post='595602268']
Only if you don't count the extra 24 megabytes required to make a gigabyte. Computers are NOT metric. :)
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I meant 1000 GB rather than 1000 MB

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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1364434866' post='595602566']
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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That's because it's $249.
Not $1449.

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hmm,nobody is buying the $200 versions, lets make a version that's 8x more expensive.
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[quote name='vcfan' timestamp='1364446150' post='595602940']
hmm,nobody is buying the $200 versions, lets make a version that's 8x more expensive.
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http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/01/google-says-2000-schools-now-use-chromebooks-2x-as-many-as-just-3-months-ago/
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Google-has-sold-500k-Chromebooks-and-why-we-dont-want-to-see-Android-merge-with-Chrome-OS_id40994

Granted, not great numbers considering its over 2yrs and Google really has done nothing to promote the device and neither have the OEMs.

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[quote name='vcfan' timestamp='1364446150' post='595602940']
hmm,nobody is buying the $200 versions, lets make a version that's 8x more expensive.
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The $200 one is selling well enough but the $1400 one is a bit insane to me.

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[quote name='techbeck' timestamp='1364472814' post='595603368']
[url="http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/01/google-says-2000-schools-now-use-chromebooks-2x-as-many-as-just-3-months-ago/"]http://techcrunch.co...t-3-months-ago/[/url]
[url="http://www.phonearena.com/news/Google-has-sold-500k-Chromebooks-and-why-we-dont-want-to-see-Android-merge-with-Chrome-OS_id40994"]http://www.phonearen...rome-OS_id40994[/url]

Granted, not great numbers considering its over 2yrs and Google really has done nothing to promote the device and neither have the OEMs.
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to put the numbers into context, the amount of chromebooks they sold in 2 years is less than the amount of windows licenses sold in one day. im just saying this just seems like a hobby project and not serious. throwing **** and seeing if it sticks. the whole concept is flawed.

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[quote name='vcfan' timestamp='1364525703' post='595604888']
to put the numbers into context, the amount of chromebooks they sold in 2 years is less than the amount of windows licenses sold in one day. im just saying this just seems like a hobby project and not serious. throwing **** and seeing if it sticks. the whole concept is flawed.
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And I agree...mostly. Google hasnt been doing anything to promote the Chromebook or the OS. Tho, there is interest in it and who knows how much more there would be if Google marketed it better. It will never equal or surpass Windows sales tho.

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Google spends money only for the sake of showing off. It's getting boring... google glasses and that Google founder-model-wannabe included. :x

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[quote name='vcfan' timestamp='1364525703' post='595604888']
to put the numbers into context, the amount of chromebooks they sold in 2 years is less than the amount of windows licenses sold in one day. im just saying this just seems like a hobby project and not serious. throwing **** and seeing if it sticks. the whole concept is flawed.
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Put in that content only Android and iOS is doing well. LInux, Mac, Chromebooks all are meh.

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Maybe it is just me but it seems that this is a product looking for a problem to solve when what they should have done is work with Android and scale it up and focus on low cost laptops and tablets rather than quite frankly expensive pie in the sky ideas such as the Chrome Book. Don't get me wrong, if it was that price but it had something to justify that price point then I could see the appeal but I'm confused as to why this would even take off in the first place as we've already gone down this road in the past - anyone remember the 'Network Computer' that was owned by the CEO of Oracle - the vision of 'everything on the internet'? anyone remember the JavaStation where the vision was once again everything run via the network using Java? then anyone remember the recent re-invention of this idea by Sun with the SunRay where you could have a Tarantella connection to a centralised computer and pay for the computer capacity you need - again, fell flat on its face. I mean, am I the only one seeing this as yet another attempt at a failed paradigm, "maybe this time we'll get it right" ignoring the fundamental basis of it is flawed?

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Most people, including myself, who get and use a Chromebook regularly love them. They are so drop dead simple to use. They are generally problem free. And for people who live online, like me, there is generally do difference from using Windows or Linux.

Just today I upload some songs to Drive that was in the FLAC format. I then went to Online Convertor and converted those to MP3. I read some email, and worked some in a spreadsheet from work that I had uploaded to Drive. I am posting on Neowin and am checking Facebook. My wife had sent me a updated photo of myself that she had taken yesterday via email, so I opened Pilxr and tweaked it a bit and then uploaded it to Facebook. I'm going to watch the Linux Action Show in a bit.

I'm not sure I would have done any differently if I had any other OS. I realize other people have different needs and wants but it works for me.

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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1364866623' post='595611458']
Most people, including myself, who get and use a Chromebook regularly love them. They are so drop dead simple to use. They are generally problem free.
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And why Chromebooks would be perfect for older people who do not use a computer, or do not use a computer often, and want to do the basics with a simple/cheap device.

There is a use for Chromebooks and people need to stop comparing them to sales of other devices. They are in a class of their own.

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