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    Seriously why does this thing exist!? They decide to sell the MacBook pro equivalent for the price of a MacBook pro running an OS that is a browser!? I don't get why!!!!!! What kind of business sense does this make? I mean seriously, chromebooks didn't really start selling until acer and Samsung started coming out with 249$ and 299$ chromebooks because before that it didn't sell. Then they decide to put their OS on a 1300$ laptop!? WHY??????? Is it an internal google joke? Do they think people would buy this over a MacBook pro? I mean, any tablet for 1/5 of the price can do more than this thing....it makes no sense. Someone please explain this to me
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    It comes with 3 years of Google Drive, which apparently has a cost that exceeds the price of the Pixel.
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    Google's becoming the next Apple with its inane fans and overpriced products. It's funny yet sad seeing the Googaholics come out in full force to defend their lovely company, despite slandering the Surface Pro just a month ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by KoukiFC3S View Post
    It comes with 3 years of Google Drive, which apparently has a cost that exceeds the price of the Pixel.
    No one would have bought the 1TB of Google Drive anyway, so that's poor reasoning. It probably costs Google $10 to host your stuff over that time period.
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    yeah, why would you buy 1TB of google drive anyways? I could buy 2 or 3 NAS for that price. But Even the surface RT seemed like a difficult sell for Microsoft for 499$ and google wants to charge 3X that for an OS that can do so much less???
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    It's a $1500 web browser with a keyboard to most of us, but if you work at Google, you're sitting on one of the fastest Internet connections on Earth, so that 1TB may as well be local storage, so you can.... I guess store 1TB of browser cache? Keep 100,000,000,000,000 of your favorite spreadsheets offline? Maybe have a place to put your whole super-exciting life that you've been recording since getting Google Glass? I think Google makes products for themselves, honestly.
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    Ah hah! This is what it's for:
    Linux kernel patches surface for Chromebook Pixel
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    that's funny, I just read that. The Linux patch definitely makes it much more useful, still, I'd rather buy a MacBook pro for that price lol. Its almost like internal google employees were like "we want a MacBook pro running chrome OS, can you get something for us?" and The google chair was like "sure, but we have to order a large enough amount so ODM's will make it so well give it to our employees and offload the rest on consumers and call it 'innovative, astounding, and totally worth your money'".
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    So after weeks of reading Surface pro bashing in terms of price, Google throws this bone out there to their fans.
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    which is sad because the surface pro is actually quite good for its price! gotta love scroogle!

    PS- don't get scroogled!
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    The Pro is absolutely worth the money if you want a real computer with a high-res screen in a small tablet form factor. I'm really happy with mine so far, and still amazed at how fast it runs Lightroom and Photoshop. If I'm going to spend >$300 on a device, I expect it to do more than surf the web :)
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    I wonder if this will be a bigger flop than the Nexus Q
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    Its not like a $200 chromebook was a success. What makes them think $1300 will be any better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameradork View Post
    With 32GB of storage? This simply doesn't work as a traditional laptop.

    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaap View Post
    Its not like a $200 chromebook was a success. What makes them think $1300 will be any better?
    IIRC, some US retailers were apparently giving Chromebooks their own stand a la Apple's separate displays. Acer got 5-10% of its US shipments from Chromebooks, though I'd argue Acer's a bad example since everyone hates the company anyway.
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    It's pretty expensive for a facebook machine.
    My next phone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryNil View Post
    No one would have bought the 1TB of Google Drive anyway, so that's poor reasoning. It probably costs Google $10 to host your stuff over that time period.
    It doesn't cost Google anything to host your 1TB of content when it can easily scan it for targeted marketing tailored for you using stuff you paid to store. Google instead makes twice the price of your Pixel, using that 1TB of content.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crystal_planet View Post
    It's pretty expensive for a facebook machine.
    Two words for you: Angry. Birds. Tell me, where else are you going to get that for under $1500?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameradork View Post
    Two words for you: Angry. Birds. Tell me, where else are you going to get that for under $1500?
    *holds up HTC Flyer* That's got Angry Birds, came at a nice cost of 220 (so about $350-$400).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryNil View Post
    With 32GB of storage? This simply doesn't work as a traditional laptop.
    No, but it still ups the usefulness of it by [the largest number you can think of goes here]% from the original Chrome OS. 32GB is only local storage for the OS and apps, you have 1TB of cloud storage for three years which is super fast when you're at work in Google's headquarters. What, you don't work for Google? Oh.
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    It doesn't cost Google anything to host your 1TB of content when it can easily scan it for targeted marketing tailored for you using stuff you paid to store. Google instead makes twice the price of your Pixel, using that 1TB of content.
    So it has a nice way of invading your privacy?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paladinleeds View Post
    *holds up HTC Flyer* That's got Angry Birds, came at a nice cost of 220 (so about $350-$400).
    *holds up my $5 Casio watch knockoff from Chinatown with Angry Birds hacked on to it* - Yeah, that's my point ;)

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