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    Google launches premium Pixelbook

    Looking to take on Microsoft Surface.
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    Re: Google launches premium Pixelbook

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but why would you need such a powerful and expensive chromebook? It's not like Chrome OS is a full blown OS and it actually needs that much power or it has the apps and tools that Windows or Mac has.

    Also considering you can get equivalent performance from your average £350 chromebook, this makes no sense.

    Most of Chrome OS apps run off the cloud so I'm seeing this as pointless. Rather spend a bit more and get a Surface Pro instead.

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    Re: Google launches premium Pixelbook

    It's a low volume device, Google don't make many or expect to sell many but in it's third generation there is a desire at Google to make these kind of prestige computers.

    Chrome OS may not be a Windows or OSX competitor yet but it will be in the future sooner rather than later.

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    Re: Google launches premium Pixelbook

    Quote Originally Posted by ksdp37 View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but why would you need such a powerful and expensive chromebook? It's not like Chrome OS is a full blown OS and it actually needs that much power or it has the apps and tools that Windows or Mac has.

    Also considering you can get equivalent performance from your average £350 chromebook, this makes no sense.

    Most of Chrome OS apps run off the cloud so I'm seeing this as pointless. Rather spend a bit more and get a Surface Pro instead.

    A bit more?! Seriously? Top Chrome book is 1699£ and the surface pro is 2149£. This results in 450£ of difference, meaning a 25% more expensive machine.

    I use a surface right now and I can tell you that every accessory is mind-boggling expensive. Not to mention that if you have some windows up and a video running along with some apps, the fan spins so loudly I think it is about to take off...
    Really, you should have gone to SpecSavers...

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    Re: Google launches premium Pixelbook

    The usual rip off price from these companies profit before customers

    google spybook would be a better name

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    Re: Google launches premium Pixelbook

    a whopping £1,699 for a gadget that can only render Excel sheets and low fps 4K videos... can it manage anything more on the intel HD GPU?

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    Re: Google launches premium Pixelbook

    Quote Originally Posted by tomthum View Post
    The usual rip off price from these companies profit before customers
    1. They aren’t charities!

    2. Fortunately you don’t have to buy one - that’s customer power.

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    google spybook would be a better name
    See point 2 above.
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    Re: Google launches premium Pixelbook

    I still have no faith in the cloud.
    I feel it'll get lost, hijacked or ransomed (poetically)
    I'll take a hard drive and my chances.

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    Re: Google launches premium Pixelbook

    £999 model, we have...eMMC storage

    I never thought I'd see those two things in the same sentence!!!

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    Re: Google launches premium Pixelbook

    I absolutely LOVE my chromebook. I get on with it exceptionally well and I prefer it to windows for the kind of work that I do. HOWEVER, it was well under £300...

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