Friday, February 22, 2013

Google Chromebook Pixel Laptop: a $1,300 Web Browser! - Forbes

An example of the conventional wisdom challenge Google faces; in reality, especially with Quickoffice included, I expect many people would have most of their everyday app needs met with modern Web-centric apps (including, e.g., Evernote Web), and I assume it'll also be possible to use QuickOffice on <= $250 Chromebook devices, for Web-centric people who don't need a touchscreen laptop with higher pixel resolution than a MacBook Pro Retina display. Also, according to this page, Office Web Apps work on Chromebooks...
"So who is Google really targeting with Pixel? That’s a tough question, because nobody on its right mind should spend that kind of money on a laptop – which isn’t really one – that does so little. But don’t get me wrong. I really like the concept of an inexpensive, instant-on web browser that updates itself automatically like the $199 Acer C7 Chromebook. But I’m flabbergasted to see that Google spent precious engineering talent and resources to come out with something that is simply “out of touch” from the reality of the market."
Google Chromebook Pixel Laptop: a $1,300 Web Browser! - Forbes
Post a Comment