What benefit does this $1000 device have over a $200 Chromebook besides looking incredibly sexy and having a nice screen?
Build quality, I think. Even though the reviews I've read of the Pixel C are all 'why the fuck doesn't this run Chrome OS, fuck', the build quality on the Pixel range are all absolutely 100% premium-device-tier.
>Even though the reviews I've read of the Pixel C are all 'why the fuck doesn't this run Chrome OS, fuck'
Why the fuck would you want Chrome OS? Android's not great, but it's better than fucking Chrome OS.
>Why the fuck would you want Chrome OS?
Multi-window working, for one. For example: Google Docs side-by-side with a browser window. Chrome OS is also -fantastically- responsive, even on budget hardware.
Mind you doesn't that thing have a fan? Other Chromebooks don't, and they're magnitudes cheaper. Anything that is purely for browsing the web should never have a fan. Maybe I've been traumatized by old HP laptops with jet engine fans and volcanic temps, but if you're going to make a slick sexy machine for snappy web browsing, make it passively cooled. Even apple are doing it with the Core M in the Macbook.
Then install a proper Linux distro. A lightweight distro is just as responsive and ten times as versatile as ChromeOS.
ChromeOS is complete and utter garbage.
And who cares about "budget hardware?" The Pixel C costs $700. Any OS (except OS X) would be perfectly responsive on it.
>Mind you doesn't that thing have a fan?
Why is that a problem? Are you retarded? It is barely audible and gives you VASTLY better performance.
>Even apple are doing it with the Core M in the Macbook.
Exactly. Insisting on passive cooling means you get a Macbook or a Macbook clone. For $1000, I want something better than a fucking Macbook.
>For $1000, I want something better than a fucking Macbook
Then you wouldn't be buying a Chromebook Pixel 2, would you?
My point was that it's a web browser, it's running fucking Chrome OS, not Windows. It doesn't need an i5/i7, and thus a fan.
>For $1000, I want something better than a fucking Macbook
I mean, the Chromebook Pixel is more in the price range of the Macbook Pro, which is more powerful than the Pixel, and uses a less shit OS, so...
>You put Ubuntu or something on it
I chose a ChromeOS machine about six months ago simply because I didn't want to deal with all the shit that comes with a 'proper' OS for something that would just be used for browsing and watching Plex'd TV shows from my bed. I do miss being able to watch stuff while laid on my side, like my old N7 tablet though.
I'm using a Chromebook 2 - Toshiba I think - and it does indeed boot pretty fast. The login screen is the only real block between turning on and getting to doing stuff - unless you've got an Android phone to hand you need to feed it your full Google account password.
$1000 is a reasonable price for a high resolution laptop with good battery life. Similar offerings from Dell/Apple etc cost around that amount. The only deficiency the Pixel has is the limited onboard storage, which might not be an issue for most people.
>The only deficiency the Pixel has is the limited onboard storage
I think most Chromebooks these days come with 100GB Google Drive space, so there's that.
Come to think of it, I'm not sure how the OS handles having a few TB of cloud storage when the onboard storage is like 32GB. Hm.
I'd imagine they'll include an Android emulator/runtime/whatever in the OS, and include a link to the Play Store from the current Chrome extension store.
Same way the Evernote Chrome app works: literally a Chrome wrapper around the Android apk,
Because a $200 laptop does everything anyone could want from a laptop. If you're spending any more than that its because you either don't know any better or you're doing it for the status symbol.
Its like Nike shoes or beats headphones. Plenty of poor people spend every penny they have on these things, but they aren't necessarily any better than the alternative that cost much less. Companies know this and just release a product at every price point even if the higher end ones don't make much sense, people will still buy them.
LMAO this fragile PoS cost $1000+? Christ, laptops these days suck ass.
Back in 2008 I built a beast of a laptop with a GTX280m and quad core QX9700. Only cost me ~$1600 because I got the CPU for $200, I bought from one of those Malaysia line workers that steal them off the assembly line and sell them on ebay.
I got a durable as fuck case and the thing looks brand new today and while it can't max out the latest games today its still fast a fuck compared to the dinky soda can, low power shit they pass off as high end today.
I rigged up a redundant battery on the lid, and carry around spares I can hot swap for long ass battery life on pacific plane rides. Yeah its thick as fuck but works. Wish they sold shit like this today. But this watered down "pixie" consuermized shit is all the rage. Fucking casuals, all they care about it "muh thin."
The "build quality" of a macbook pro, with actually impressive hardware.
Downside is the 64gb storage on the 1300 model, but you can get a 256gb class u2 sd card for 120-ish and stripe an llvm across it.
Works great as a dev machine, although the broadwell chip is a pain in the ass (fuck Intel)
If the Pixel is a web browser then so is every other laptop that comes with Windows, because the first thing I do whenever I receive a laptop is remove the default operating system and install my distro of choice.
>being this butthurt about a replaceable OS that has some nice features and rich "just works" hardware support.
Is widdle baybee mad he can't run windows on a machine he can't afford?
It's called web dev
You do realize that the hardest thing your computer is doing 99% of the time is web browsing, right? Well someone has to write and test all that code and that's exactly what the chromebook pixel is designed to handle
What are you even talking about?
A $1000 laptop needs a fan. Any $1000 laptop without a fan is a useless status symbol Facebook machine.
If you buy a $1000 laptop with no fan, you're a moron. It doesn't matter if it runs ChromeOS, Gentoo, Windows, OS X, BSD, or TempleOS. It will have $400 worth of performance.
What 1000$ laptop that doesn't have a fan is it you are referring to?
The pixel 2 has a fan that cools quite appropriately. It generally tries to operate at passively cooled temps but will kick it on at high process load.
>It has a Broadwell i5 and 8GB of RAM. It will do the same shit literally every other laptop does.
Don't you guys realize that the whole argument in this thread is that better hardware is useless because of ChromeOS?
If you disagree with it, at least address it rather than pretending we're talking about a Windows laptop.
No, I'm simply an informed individual. Chromeos has several very compelling features that make it viable for an everyday OS. Only the lack of Cisco anyconnect support keeps me from using it as my daily driver.
Okay, fine. But none of those are the Chromebook pixel
overpriced is the same thing as being shit
why can't people understand this?
everything exists on a quality/price scale
if your product is vastly overpriced, it is by definition shit
More like it separates the apple tier subhuman and the man who hunderstands how retarded this deal is and put his money on something usefull, no need to pay 1000 bucks to browse fagbook.
this is now a Pixel thread (again)
Post your OS
I'm saying that for 1000 you can get far better faggot, and for what it is, aka a facebook machine to take un class, a 200 chromebook is enough.
Buying something overpriced for what it is doesn't proove you are rich, it proves you are a retard who doesn't have anything to show off and hides his mediocrity behind "prenium" products, wich is exactly the audience crapple is targeting.
this is a rich man in his native habitat (at the top of his castle)
I literaly never said that, I just said that buying overpriced shit doesn't makes you a rich person.
I dont give a fuck about rich people, I just remind you that no matter how hard you jerk off saying how rich you are (of course you are not) because you own a 1000 toy, you are still a worthless piece of shit enjoying google's cock up your ass, well done...
Right? I know rich people. I live near one of the richest counties in the US. They're all tight fisted cheap ass fuckers and only buy things that are expensive if it's considered an investment. Almost all of them use Android phones and none of them own any sort of Mac. They refuse to spend money on expensive tech if it's going to be obsolete within a year. They buy the cheapest stuff there is so when they upgrade a year later they're not out very much money.
"You don't stay rich by spending like an idiot"
>Much better screen.
FHD versus QHD, pixel wins barely.
broadwell i3 versus broadwell i5, pixel wins barely.
>pages load almost 2x as fast
all of those laptops have AC wireless
i'd much rather have that 'plenty of money' compounding interest in my IRA instead of blowing it frivolously on depreciating assets
but enjoy your eventual poverty nonethelesss. a fool and his money will soon be parted.