The device is sweet but the price is hitting that wallet just to damn hard. Try again Google.
When Google unveiled its new Chromebook Pixel at a San Francisco press event last week, it played up one feature above all others: the Chrome OS laptop’s 12.85″ screen, which, at 2560-by-1700 pixels with 239 pixels per inch, is one of the most outstandingly crisp displays ever to be put on a computing device. It’s also a touchscreen, the first ever on a Chromebook.
But when chatter about the Pixel commenced on blogs and Twitter, the feature which attracted the most attention wasn’t the screen. It was the price — $1299 for the version with Wi-Fi and 32GB of flash storage, and $1449 for one with Wi-Fi, LTE broadband and 64GB of storage. That’s as much as a MacBook Air or a high-end Windows Ultrabook. For Chromebooks, it’s uncharted territory: you could buy six Acer C7 Chromebooks for the price of the Wi-Fi Pixel and have a hundred bucks…
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