- 02-21-2013, 06:28 PM #1
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
- 02-21-2013, 06:57 PM #3
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.
- 02-21-2013, 09:42 PM #5
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.
- 02-22-2013, 11:40 AM #7
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'".
- 02-22-2013, 01:50 PM #10
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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- 02-23-2013, 09:45 AM #18
02-23-2013, 09:48 AM #19It 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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