Editorial: Its Pixel Perfect! But is it right for the market?
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- Let's face it; it's a $1,300 laptop that doesn't run Gimp, Steam, QuickBooks, a full-featured office suite, or major IDE. There are many ways to spend $1,300 on a laptop and be able to do all of that, and even more.
Chromebooks work really well in the $200-$400 price range. Outside of that, the use case breaks down.Feb 25, 2013
- Short of the 'for what's next' slogan being fulfilled, I have to agree. Even the $500 Chromebooks sold abysmally.Feb 25, 2013
- correct me if I'm wrong, this machine runs an i5, it's capable of running any Linux distribution you want, or Windows, or Hackintosh.
Its hardware and screen are topnotch, the software it comes with is absolutely the least of my concerns.
The few times I've bought computers they come with Windows pre installed, what do I do? Slap Ubuntu on it. Problem solved.
No windows machine has a screen that can compete against this. I was waiting for something like this outside of Apple (they will never get my money). I don't see the problem. Feb 25, 2013
- For one, I understand getting Ubuntu on a Chromebook isn't a "slap in a disc" affair. It takes a little more work then that.
Furthermore, if this device needs Ubuntu to be useful, why didn't it ship with in out of the box? The OS is a very critical part of a laptop, and should this be sieved carefully. I wouldn't buy a laptop running Windows just to throw Ubuntu on it, either.Feb 25, 2013
- I would rather buy a Bonobo Extreme for $1500 than a machine running Chrome OS on which I would anyway install Ubuntu later. Plus, a Bonobo has better specs than the Pixel.Feb 25, 2013
- well, I do buy windows computers to install Ubuntu on. Where I live, I don't have the luxury to buy non windows / mac PCs.
Since I can't stand windows, I use Ubuntu. ;)
The pixel should run Ubuntu without a problem, it's an X86 machine after all.Feb 25, 2013