Sources: Google , [2; via Engadget]
quote: Ever try and upload or retrieve 50Gb of data from the cloud.
quote: The Chromebook is obviously not built around storing terabytes of data on it locally. Duh! What mobile device is?
quote: It's your choice and you should accept that not everyone is going to agree with your thoughts/opinions.
quote: But the guy is talking about UPLOADING 16GB of data, today.
quote: And btw: What file has 50GB and has a practical use?
quote: In just a few short years we've seen Microsoft's Windows go from a product that was absolutely necessary to get ANYTHING done, to something millions of people now just use for gaming. I have to be honest, I never thought I would see that in my lifetime.
quote: An OS that is only a web browser is very limiting.
quote: And that's why this is NOT targeted at you OR me. This is targeted for those, admittedly few, people who buy Chromebooks but want a higher end device.
quote: Touch responsiveness is a different story — we don't know if it's software or hardware, but scrolling on the screen was much chunkier and laggier than we'd expect from what purports to be a high-end machine.
quote: My music collection alone is 25GB compressed, 100GB+ uncompressed. My limited movie collection is 60GB large.
quote: What the hell was Google thinking when it made this monstrosity?
quote: And how does that matter?
quote: cannot function without being always connected to the cloud.
quote: On any other SSD based ultrabook/tablet you won't fit your uncompressed music collection and limited movie collection, especially not on a Surface! So all of them are useless and garbage, too?
quote: What the heck is wrong with you?
quote: Keep spinning this as a "I am right, you are wrong, shut the hell up!" jive talk, kid - you're trying your damned hardest to win at arguing on the internets.
quote: MacBooks are an entirely different market. Why do people keep making this comparison?
quote: Look this isn't hard. Google has fostered a market with their Chromebooks. Yes, it's a very small market, but it's there nonetheless.
quote: Different market? This is a piece of computer hardware.
quote: It can run Windows, OSX, Linux
quote: Sorry but for you to insist Google is targeting the MacBook crowd with this is beyond delusional. These are two entirely different mobile segments. Fact, get over it and move on.
quote: Article title: "Touch-Screen 'Pixel' Chromebook Takes Aim at Retina MacBook Pros" Subject: Comparing Pixel to Retina Macbook Pro
quote: No one considering this laptop would ever comparison shop this to a MBP.
quote: And you must be a Google fanboy.
quote: No one who actually knows what ChromeOS is, no. I have to believe ChromeOS is a total non-starter for anyone looking into a OS X/Windows machine. If you can't agree...I don't know what to tell you.
quote: Still do NOT understand what is so goddamned controversial about this topic.
quote: The bottom line is that the Pixel is objectively overpriced when it is only $50 cheaper than higher quality hardware that is capable of doing so much more.
quote: Frankly the idea that any laptop priced over $1k is for general consumer use is a bit skewed. The Macbook's AND the Chromebook Pixel are both niche brands.
quote: That version will fetch $1,449 USD.
quote: Also it's a touchscreen so it actually makes sense if you wanted to install Windows 8 to it.
quote: Except it comes with no storage. 32 GB for $1300?
quote: I mean, other manufacturers also have nice notebooks - the Thinkpad X1 Carbon Touch is a darn nice machine and it's got better specs than this with the exception of the resolution.
quote: People use it, people trust it.
quote: There is really no need for all that hardware to run ChromeOS.
quote: Not only that, ChromeOS devices ship with locked firmware so you can't upgrade to a real version of Linux or Windows.
quote: Buy a three year 1TB cloud storage subscription and get a free laptop with the best display possible with it.
quote: You have to see the full package, what many readers here seem to not be able to. But if you do, you'll see that if you're using the cloud, this Google offer is a bargain.