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they should go for simple and cheap, who cares for those extra pixels anyway.?
 
This is a concept/model for other manufactures. That's the whole point and its also meant to be targeting developers to build up on Chrome OS. Anyone with money can buy it though.
 
Did everyone miss the announcement of Google porting quick Office to Chrome? That should solve the office document issues, to what extent I don't know. 
 
I don't see regular consumers buying this, but if it was a bit cheaper, then maybe. The price tag is way too high IMO, and I don't see the point if having such a high resolution display on a laptop with such a small screen. 
 
If you buy it you wasting your money on a developers project 
 
I don't get the point : "the inconvenient is that you should be online to use it". Nowadays, a PC is really useful online. 
 
expensive chromebook? not for me. It's a niche market, but for those people who LOVE chrome OS and want a premium Chrome OS Computer, here it is.
 
But its silly you can just run chrome os on a cheaper laptop or ultra-book for less than that 
 
A computer without an internet connection is more or less a paper weight nowadays anyways. 
 
Here's the thing, this device gives you access to a 1TB Google Drive for three years. That itself is worth way more than the Chromebook

If you're in the market for 1TB or even 400GB of online storage than the Chromebook Pixel is a steal.

If you're not interested in those services then it's a little on the expensive side.

I'm surprised so few reviews take that into account as the Drive access is clearly part of the package here. It is a cloud-based system after all
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Good point, but its a high end computer that can't do high-end computer functions because of the limited OS.  This price tag would be justified if you could run native apps versus web-only apps.  A brilliant thought from Google, but the chrome OS needs SERIOUS work if its going to compete with ultrabooks. 
 
Native apps are the past though. You have to skate to where the hockey puck will be and that's what Google is doing here. They're a few years too early but that's where the future of app development lies
 
Google made this for OEMs to be inspired and step it up. They don't care if it sells or not.
 
Web apps aren't going to see their full potential until the internet is actually faster, which is years ahead us.  Web apps are like glorified web-browsing experiences in almost every case.  Web apps will get better when there is actually power behind them to do cool things..... i.e.  Google Fiber ....  Any apple or windows computer running against the pixel can already do everything it can by downloading chrome... 
 
Why pay a premium for those OS's when most users just need a web browser? The percentage of users that need sound/video/photo editing apps and require native applications is small. The vast majority don't need native applications and companies are starting to realize that. 
 
Why pay a premium for an OS when you can't do those things?  
 
+Abdullah Kakooli i agree with you but sell it for $699 and give it to developers while building your chrome book army. Google just gave a middle finger to any one who were dreaming of this product only to see the nightmare of this price.+Dave Sorensen right theres really no need to buy this unless you already have Google fiber 
 
+Vin Carvalho googles not setting a trend their hoping developers can make this into something great trendsetters don't buy $1300 chrome books that has less function that a $300 laptop
 
+Dave Sorensen have you deployed ChromeOS in a business environment already multiple times? I think you are judging the values of an OS by the wrong arguments ;)

It is NOT about what it can do, but how much it helps you getting things done.
 
You know if it has a tablet mode where when undocked from the keyboard it runs as a tablet. 
 
+Riel Notermans - have i deployed ChromeOS in a business environment already multiple times ?  ....... no I haven't.  From a consumer standpoint, why would I need to?  

+Vin Carvalho argument is that he is a "trendsetter".
Your argument is suggesting Chrome OS, in a business environment, is capable of doing something more than an apple or windows computer running google chrome can do which may justify that price tag.

Nope, I don't think I'm judging the values of an OS by the wrong argument.  I think my argument is right on the money.  No pun intended.
 
I said "trendsetter" with tongue in cheek, however I do think in the long-run that most apps will be cloud based. Chrome OS is really built for the day when that happens
 
+Dave Sorensen in business, there is not that much that you 'want to do more'. More OS gives more costs, more troubles, more stuff you don't need. 

ChromeOS brings just that amount of OS you need. It sticks at 0,0 at mainenance costs, so the costs argument is very very much in favour of ChromeOS in the long run. 

But, often you need to make some changes in the way you work. 

I get your consumer point, but for a LOT of consumers, the same goes. 

Yes, the pixel is very very expensive, but this device is not for the consumer, it is just a marketing hit to get stuff going and get Chrome inside the minds of more (developers) people.
 
I will not pay 1200 bucks for a chromebook. I guess Google is looking away above the clouds. Please compare the chromebook to a macbook. Should be called the "ChromeOops" laptop.
 
+Riël Notermans absolutely right, the chrome book site tells you it's for the future. But the only thing I'm mad about is why sell it at $1299 they should have gave it to developers and consumers for the price of $699 to $799 
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