Google Makes the Chromebook Pixel Official; Will Retail for $1300

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    Earlier today the Wall Street Journal posted a story that seemed to confirm the Chromebook Pixel is in fact a real device. Google took that one step further and officially confirmed it! The device looks very impressive, but also comes with a mammoth pricetag of $1300. Here's the press statement and link to the Chromebook blog,

    For those interested, be sure to check out our sister-site @: http://www.thechromebookforum.com/f...xel-official-will-retail-1300-a.html#post8002

    Source: Google Chromebook Blog
     
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    Seems like a really freaking expensive network device with an awesome display. Dollar for dollar, any laptop is better in every way except screen.
     
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    WHAT!?!?!?! 1300 dollars!? They gotta have something special up their sleeves because if not...WTF. Is it a full on Android device, doubt it. Does it have a core i7 processor, nope...i5. If they are banking on a high quality screen to watch video on...I'll pass. People can get a 10" nexus device that can do all the same stuff for less than half the price.
     
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    My guess is that the specs is going to be on par with a Macbook and high end Windows laptops hence the price.
     
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    Here's the main problem (with today's connection speeds) with cloud storage: those of us with honking big files (well over 50 megs) don't want to wait to d/l and u/l files, in addition to loading them. I've had 300meg files and I could never get work done using cloud for anything other than back-up.

    And airplane wifi is expensive (and still not present on many routes). After your 12 passes run out, I guess you better find alternate methods if you'll do work on a plane.

    Cloud storage is kind of a fail. I get why Google is pushing it, but they can collect all their marketing data just by getting people to back-up to the cloud.

    All-in-all, this device is ridiculously overpriced when there are superior ultrabooks on the market for cheaper (some even with touchscreens). Increasingly I'm really seeing opportunities for MS in the mobile/tablet market because of such overreaches (that is, assuming MS can get out of its own way).
     
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    At this price, it's a failure. I wouldn't pay more then $500 for netbook.
     
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    I agree, since the announcement I knew that it was not for me, because I require a higher end computer. But I was considering as a gift. But with that price I can give something way better.
    Why Google?
     
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    +1 Especially when the chromebooks have been a failure to begin with. They can't seem to sell those things at $250, let alone $1300.
     
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    Samsung Chromebook $249 + Seagate Wireless Plus 1 TB $199

    Seems that would be a better solution....?

    Touchscreen on a laptop makes very little sense to me. I like the idea of this laptop and what all it has to offer hardware wise...just way to much money.
     
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    I wonder if this isn't a page out of the Apple pricing strategy. Package is as new and exciting cutting edge, and then slap a ridiculous high price on it to make it trendy and elite....wait for the early adopters to get suckered in and then turn them into long-sticky customers.

    Only explanation I can come up with. Apple owns the high margin early-adopters. If you plan to launch a bunch of new products and services, that's the group you need to grow you market while getting good margins (as opposed to a much lower margin volume strategy for the mass market).
     
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    Agreed. Unless the keyboard is detachable, turning it into a tablet.
     
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    My reaction exactly. You gotta really be drinking the Google kool-aid to go for this.
     
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    In today's economy, yea:blink:, good luck:D.
     
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    $1,300 is pretty ridonkulous, maybe it's packing some killer internals that'd make it a decent IDE?? Would only hope for that price...but I wouldn't mind getting one, but oh wait I forgot, Big Red stole my unlimited data, so when I'm not near Wifi, that 1TB of cloud storage could get mighty expensive.:angry:
     
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    At that price I would hope the key board is lit.
     
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