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    Google Pixel Chromebook 2015 launched

    Starting with this new device Google will be pushing USB Type-C adoption.
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    Re: Google Pixel Chromebook 2015 launched

    It's a lovely device and if it was running Windows (or even linux) it would be my #1 choice for a laptop but for that kind of money I personally would require a 'full OS'

    If I was working for a company that was running Google Apps and I could access an VM with admin tools on it (VMware Horizon via HTML5 works on chromebook) then I would happily justify and use something like this every day

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    Re: Google Pixel Chromebook 2015 launched

    It's a Chromebook. I would like to hope no one would pay £800 for one. A budget one is a great idea, I certainly would buy one if I didn't have a Windows laptop but £800-£900 is too steep for a Chromebook.

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    Re: Google Pixel Chromebook 2015 launched

    Very pretty, but looks more like a "look what we can do" rather than "we want you to buy it" kind of product.

    With those guts I'm sure you could shoehorn a Linux distro or even Windows on to it without much effort. I'm sure Google know that more people would buy it if that was possible.

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    Re: Google Pixel Chromebook 2015 launched

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    Very pretty, but looks more like a "look what we can do" rather than "we want you to buy it" kind of product.

    With those guts I'm sure you could shoehorn a Linux distro or even Windows on to it without much effort. I'm sure Google know that more people would buy it if that was possible.
    The old Pixel ran on a i5 and there were lots of issues getting windows working on it to the point where it wasn't worth it.

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    Re: Google Pixel Chromebook 2015 launched

    nice looking laptop, but overpriced even if it included and ran windows ultimate 7/8/10. not even being able to install windows, at least not simply, makes it seem pointless for anything other than a machine for google to show off, like the swiss army knives for window displays with 100 different bits

    poor storage too, albeit not the point of such a machine. is an i7 with 16gb ram really necessary? isn't that like sticking a Ferrari engine in a mini and driving it on a uk motorway with a 80mph speed limit?

    I'm sure I read something about chrome going to be changing so you can install another OS, but squeezing it onto a 32gb isn't going to be great, and I presume you can't upgrade the SSD, but even then it's still overpriced. it makes the new MacBook seem like a bargain

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    Re: Google Pixel Chromebook 2015 launched

    @Unique but you get TWO USB C ports! Twice the value, Double the fun! XD

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    Re: Google Pixel Chromebook 2015 launched

    Google have already said it's a Dev machine, and that they only really sell them to people that work for Google. Cool to see a device like this though. As above, if it ran windows, would be worth buying.
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    Re: Google Pixel Chromebook 2015 launched

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms View Post
    It's a lovely device and if it was running Windows (or even linux) it would be my #1 choice for a laptop but for that kind of money I personally would require a 'full OS'

    If I was working for a company that was running Google Apps and I could access an VM with admin tools on it (VMware Horizon via HTML5 works on chromebook) then I would happily justify and use something like this every day
    Should be able to run Linux via https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton

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    Re: Google Pixel Chromebook 2015 launched

    Curiosity kicked in, so I compared the new Chromebook Pixel LS to the basic Macbook Pro 13" Retina, which is also £1k.

    • MBP - 2.7Ghz i5, 8GB and 128GB SSD
    • Pixel LS - 2.4GHz i7, 16GB and 64GB SSD ... and weighs a tiny bit less (-100g)


    This might actually be a viable developer machine ! Oh, just found out it can run the Steam Linux client too ... is the integrated HD5000 enough to run the original Portal ?!

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    Re: Google Pixel Chromebook 2015 launched

    Seems to be a lack of high res screens in laptops, even decreasing in recent years.

    If you want top resolution, looks like you're limited to this chromebook pixel, toshiba kirabook, or apple..
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    Re: Google Pixel Chromebook 2015 launched

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms View Post
    It's a lovely device and if it was running Windows (or even linux) it would be my #1 choice for a laptop but for that kind of money I personally would require a 'full OS'

    If I was working for a company that was running Google Apps and I could access an VM with admin tools on it (VMware Horizon via HTML5 works on chromebook) then I would happily justify and use something like this every day
    It should be possible to run Linux on this. Other x86 Chromebooks (including the original Pixel) support it, without Crouton.

    Source https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Chromebook

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    Re: Google Pixel Chromebook 2015 launched

    More goggle spayware

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    Re: Google Pixel Chromebook 2015 launched

    Quote Originally Posted by tomthum View Post
    more goggle spayware
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