"Just as I can admire a $100,000 electric sportscar without contending that it’s a practical machine for the masses — or even craving one myself — I’m happy that Google built the Chromebook Pixel, even though the market for it is likely going to be negligible. If you’re a Chromebook believer, aren’t fazed by paying $1299 or more for one and can live with around five hours of battery power, the chances are good that you’ll be delighted by this computer. (I’ll bet a meaningful percentage of folks who buy and like it will be satisfied owners of previous Chromebook models.)Google’s Chromebook Pixel: A Very Nice Machine for a Very Small Market | TIME.com
For everybody else, it’s a curiosity. But it’s also proof that Google can design and ship an outstanding piece of hardware. Here’s hoping it plows some of what it learned from building the Pixel into gizmos for the rest of us."
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Google’s Chromebook Pixel: A Very Nice Machine for a Very Small Market | TIME.com
Concluding paragraphs of a Timely Pixel reality check