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Old 21-02-2013, 22:16
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...Microsoft.html

https://play.google.com/store/device...ook_pixel_wifi
Very much a copycat tactics in putting something in the showroom that few may ever buy.

Useful for a small business wanting security and prestige maybe.
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Old 22-02-2013, 05:02
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That is a lot of money for a limited machine to be honest. If I was paying that much i would go for a Mac, touch screen or not.
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Old 22-02-2013, 05:03
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I'd buy a Mac as well.
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Old 22-02-2013, 11:24
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Missing from the Google blurb..

"Exclusive non-asthetics for that "eewk" that shows you are both rich and lacking in taste"


Google are to Apple what ASDA are to Waitrose (Microsoft are Tesco)

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Google have too-much-money syndrome clearly.
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Old 22-02-2013, 12:22
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I'd buy a Mac as well.
You might but people going about their business might snap this up.

Obviously its priced up for scarcity in order to maintain that semblance of prestige.
Interestingly 1000 was once the target price for middle and upper management laptops.
I can only see very slow big corporate take-up here though.
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Old 22-02-2013, 16:20
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Those specs are totally wasted on Chrome OS.
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Old 22-02-2013, 16:52
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You'll need great eyesight with that fine resolution on that small screen won't you?
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Old 22-02-2013, 18:43
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You'll need great eyesight with that fine resolution on that small screen won't you?
Could be worse, could be a Retina iPad.
Or worse a Nexus 10 tablet.
Or worst, a tiny iPhone 5

Useful for maps and photo type presentations, but for general use it is certainly another show pony.
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Old 22-02-2013, 18:43
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I'd rather buy my third Mac.
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Old 22-02-2013, 18:51
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I like Android, Chrome and the Nexus but this device doesn't do anything for me - especially at the price tag.
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Old 22-02-2013, 18:51
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You'll need great eyesight with that fine resolution on that small screen won't you?
Modern operating systems like Android, WebOS and to a degree Windows 8 scale to the screen dimensions rather than the pixel density so text on a high res screen like this one will the same size as on a lower res display, it will just be a lot crisper and clearer.
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Old 22-02-2013, 19:09
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Modern operating systems like Android, WebOS and to a degree Windows 8 scale to the screen dimensions rather than the pixel density so text on a high res screen like this one will the same size as on a lower res display, it will just be a lot crisper and clearer.
That's good to know, whenever I've got a new monitor with higer resolutions I just find everything has got smaller but there's more of it to see of course.
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Old 23-02-2013, 01:08
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That's good to know, whenever I've got a new monitor with higer resolutions I just find everything has got smaller but there's more of it to see of course.
That's because the elements aren't being scaled on your monitors. You can change the DPI to be higher (e.g. 150%) to make everything larger and easier to see.
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Old 23-02-2013, 01:13
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An i5 to run ChromeOS? Really?!
Surely it would be barely ticking over....
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Old 23-02-2013, 01:47
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I'm tempted by Chromebooks generally, but would only spend half of that on a laptop of any description. I have no need for Windows now (haven't used MS Office in years) and no desire to use OS X.
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Old 23-02-2013, 01:50
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Missing from the Google blurb..

"Exclusive non-asthetics for that "eewk" that shows you are both rich and lacking in taste"
They are quite shameless about it, in a Google style.

Genuine description of a 'feature' on their website:
"Lightbar - Just because it looks cool."

http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome.../#tap#lightbar
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Old 23-02-2013, 08:50
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Top end screen, Top end chassis, I assume the point Google are trying to make and I think this has floated over some peoples heads is that you are paying for the hardware - the OS is effectively free

Now consider what you could get for that price range Windows/Mac where you are paying for the software/hardware combo. Does it not seem such a good deal? I was considering purchasing a new ultrabook, but I may go with the Pixel as I understand it runs Chrome and Linux.
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Old 23-02-2013, 09:16
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An i5 to run ChromeOS? Really?!
Surely it would be barely ticking over....
I think ChromeOS includes Adobe Flash Player, and some of the more sophisticated Flash games can require a fair bit of processing power.

It seems reasonable to think that the same might be true of some games implemented in HTML5 but with that I'm guessing.
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Old 23-02-2013, 09:20
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I would find a Chromebook with 16:9 15" (or larger) screen and a decent sized keyboard quite tempting, if the price was right. Unfortunately all the current models are netbook sized.
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Old 23-02-2013, 13:15
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An i5 to run ChromeOS? Really?!
Surely it would be barely ticking over....
And some insist on an i7 for browsing the web + youtube.
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Old 23-02-2013, 13:34
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Top end screen, Top end chassis, I assume the point Google are trying to make and I think this has floated over some peoples heads is that you are paying for the hardware - the OS is effectively free

Now consider what you could get for that price range Windows/Mac where you are paying for the software/hardware combo. Does it not seem such a good deal? I was considering purchasing a new ultrabook, but I may go with the Pixel as I understand it runs Chrome and Linux.
osx mountain lion is available for stand alone purchase from apple at ---- 13.99

not exactly a large part of the cost of a mac book is it
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Old 23-02-2013, 14:29
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osx mountain lion is available for stand alone purchase from apple at ---- 13.99
not exactly a large part of the cost of a mac book is it
errr .how does that work considering others are saying it is now an incremental update.

As such it would thus need purchase of earlier versions even before any attempt to use.
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Old 23-02-2013, 19:38
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osx mountain lion is available for stand alone purchase from apple at ---- 13.99

not exactly a large part of the cost of a mac book is it
Hardware to Hardware its equivalent - or do you think its not
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Old 23-02-2013, 20:01
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I don't get it !

What is the use of this hardware spec just to run a web browser and email?

Surely you'd want this spec for an OS that runs some useful software.
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Old 23-02-2013, 20:11
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Surely you'd want this spec for an OS that runs some useful software.
There are plenty of web-based programs and services nowadays, although I've no idea how much client computer processing power each of them requires:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...d_applications
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