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I keep seeing people talk about how the Pixel is reasonably priced next to a MacBook Pro Retina. Hardly.

Pixel/MBP:

4GB/8GB RAM
16GB/128GB solid state
1.8GHz/2.5GHz Core i5 (model hardly matters)
Bluetooth 3/4
5hr/7hr battery

The MacBook is just barely thicker and slightly heavier. That's about the only bad thing. If you're a student, the MacBook is only $100 more. If not, $200. And it can run not only Mac OS, but Chrome OS, any Linux build, Windows, you name it.

I'm not saying I wouldn't use a ChromeBook Pixel, quite the opposite in fact, I'd love one. But if I was buying one with my own money, I think the smart choice is obvious.
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Uh, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is $1,499, $1,399 with a student discount.
 
Yeah if I was in the market I'd stick with a model around $249.
 
But as a student the 1tb online storage that comes free with the pixel would be very handy, a $1800 option over 3 years for the mbp....... 
 
+Andrew Geleff Geezer.

I use cloud because thumb drives and other external storage doesn't play well with mobile devices Plus, the less I have to carry around and keep up with, the better. I can't remember the last time I used a flash drive for anything. It's had to have been Atty last three years.
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