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I can tell Google Chrome Team is excited about the Chromebook Pixel just by this screenshot below.

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Do you think its worth the price?  I feel like this device is basically the Google response to Surface Pro and Macbook Air.
 
+Richard Anaya It's more 13in Retina MacBook Pro than MacBook Air, I think. It feels, weight-wise, like something between the two.
 
"Chromebook Pixel to have integrated Quick Office, able to open docs natively"
 
+Tadej Rudec Gmail comes in a special "optimised for touch" version if you're using the Pixel. 
 
Je suis vraiment un fan de chrome os mais bon sérieux 1300 dollars il y a un problème quoi. Car même si le système va évoluer pour le moment c'est juste un "navigateur avancé"
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I'm excited that the Chromebook Pixel is finally officially released. I'll be posting some support patches for the Linux kernel shortly as well.
 
ugh, the price is a deal breaker. I love Google, but I would buy i really nice Macbook air at that exact same price
 
Il y a beau y avoir 1 To pendant 3 ans sur Google Drive, ça ne justifie quand même pas le prix :o :o
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The Retina 13" MacBook is a few hundred dollars more and doesn't have touch, and doesn't have an LTE option. This is really about providing choice, +David Payne.
 
I am as big a google fan as the next guy +Benson Leung , but as a CR-48 user, there are some sacfrices to be made with chrome OS. I was hoping for more value in the pricing based on Google's more recent ventures in hardware like the Nexu 4, 7, and 10. 
 
1299 $ for a only webapp laptop is an high price. I was hoping in some integration with Android or GNU/Linux in order to have developers tool (an offline python IDE) and a powerful office suite (Libreoffice, GDocs has some laggy problems with a Word file more than 50 pages).
 
Fuck it, just purchased. =)  Worst case scenerio I put Ubuntu on it.
 
A Premium Chrome Book, amazing. I´d love one.
 
+Benson Leung i know, i have installed ubuntu in dual boot on my ARM Chromebook, but i was hoping in a native support without switching in dev mode
 
I think the Pixel is a way for Google to show that they are very commited with Chrome Os. Of course at that price it is not going to sell very well (and Google knows it). It is more like a proof of concept. I find it funny that people always compare the price with the fact that "it is only a browser". These people just don't understand the idea of chrome os to begin with.
To me the only disapointing aspect is the battery life. I cannot imagine what it becomes when turning LTE on....
 
Does anybody know if the Demo Pixels are already available in Best Buys (in NYC)?
I'll take a look tonight...
 
Just thought I'd share - its is a premium device with a mind blowing screen and beastly i5. 4gig of ram and feels so solid to touch (you can also open it without holding the bottom section of the machine, yes, with just one hand!).
Integrated Quick Office so no more converting Word, Excel etc into Gdocs and a whopping 1TB of cloud storage for 3 years. I believe the UK, WiFi version will have 32Gb SSD, while the US, LTE ver will sport 64Gb. 3 in-built mics for better noise reduction on video calls, hidden speakers AND they are very powerful also. 2560 by 1700 screen @ 239ppi and a 3:2 ratio.
Hefty price tag but when you actually fell it and see how powerful it is you will see how much care has gone into this. Its pretty breath-taking and as its aimed at people who live in the cloud and want a premium machine its perfect. Sure you can buy a mac air but - No touchscreen, and no way near the same cloud storage, faster boot up, safer...the list goes on. Its certainly won a place in my heart and gonna order one also....
 
As many people have said, it's an amazing idea but the price simply doesn't cut it.

Touch-sensitive displays always drastically increase the price, and with over 4 million pixels I'd bet that you're paying around $600 just for the screen.

I think that if +Google had waited until what seems to be an inevitable merge with +Google Chrome and +Android, consumers would see Chromebooks as much more powerful than the current perception of them.  Right now, people would be hard-pressed to actually find a use for 4 gigs of RAM, an i5 processor, and a mindblowingly high-resolution screen on Chrome.
 
It gives users a 'similar' interface when dealing with their tablets, phones and now laptops. After playing on your tablet you can still naturally continue to use your lappy the same way.
No laptop on the market has a screen at this res & touchscreen & ChromeOS is just breaking barriers and innovating things again and will continue to do so.
 
+慧智 yes I saw that, that's why I was wondering if they are actually already available, meaning I'm not gonna waste my time going there tonight ;) (thanks though!!!)
(had to copy and paste your name to +you...) 
 
$1,300!? I guess we know what the Nexus Q team's been up to.

It's beautiful, but you're within 10% of the price of a MacBook Pro, which runs Chrome perfectly well... along with, you know, Photoshop.
 
+Benjamin Trinité I'm all for Chrome OS and totally get its vision, but for $1300 I would expect this to do everything I would ever need to do as that is the cost of a primary computer. Until Chrome OS gets more serious apps and developer support, and until the Chrome Web Store stops being primarily bookmarks to crappy websites, I'll pass. 
 
+Andrew Banchich The pixel is priced as a primary machine for people who are able to do everything they need on Chrome OS and want a great hardware. If you cannot do everything you need on Chrome OS then you will never need a primary machine like chromebook. In that case you can go for a cheap Arm chromebook or a more expensive 550 (very good machine with 4gb RAM). 
 
Now that I think about it, this must be a head fake. Release the $1,300 Intel version now as a halo item, then unveil a $500 or $600 Tegra 4 model at I/O. They'll sell boatloads.
 
+Benjamin Trinité A primary machine should be something that can handle anything that people might ever need it for. If you have a normal OS then if someone asks you to Photoshop something or edit a video then you can easily do it. With this, it would be a pain to try and incredibly awkward. I am happy with Chrome OS on minimalistic hardware, but like I said, for $1300 I expect to be able to easily do anything I want on my computer. 
 
Oh c'mon! Open your minds a little bit. This Chromebook is for what's next. Who knows what's next?! Look at Chrome OS just one year ago and look at it now. They can recode Quick Office with NaCl module, they can do anything.

This Pixel is just a beautiful piece of device. Design has a cost. 
 
+Yvan Philogène They can do anything... but they haven't yet. Never buy anything based on a promise of what it might or might not do tomorrow. That's why it was so foolish to release premium hardware without a premium software story.
 
Pfff... So what about Windows RT then? Where are these fabulous Metro apps? Why Surface? Why PlayStation 4? Why 4K TVs?
 
Windows RT is dead in the water, precisely because there are no killer apps. Surface Pro less so, because there's a legacy software base. (The digitizer on the Pro should make for a killer Photoshop device.)

The PS4 doesn't exist yet, but Sony is already trotting out developers who are building for it. At this point, the only killer Chrome apps are coming from Google, and that's not enough.
 
+Andrew Banchich are you talking about professional photo editing (photoshop) and professional video editing? If yes, then indeed right now I would not buy a chromebook (whatever the price). If you are talking about casual photo and video editing then I don't see what is the problem in using a chromebook. Photo editing with Pixlr or Sumopaint for ex is pretty satisfying. Video editing with youtube editor or wevideo is good enough for what I need personally. But again if you need professional software, it is still a little early.
 
+Alex Ander Chrome and Android won't merge; they're two completely different OS'. More likely is that Google are building Chrome up to Android's level, then once they're at the same level, they'll drop Android development and push forward with Chrome 100%. 
 
I would say that it will all depend on how far they can go with the Chrome Packaged apps platform. Android will still live in other devices, inside Google TV, inside Glass, inside Cars?
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