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Chromebook Pixel

Postby Mr.Clark » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:53 am

One the one hand... that is one expensive laptop, that basically just runs a Chrome browser.

On the other hand - 2560 x 1700 on a 12.85" Gorilla Glass touchscreen? Holy fuck.

720p webcam, decent CPU and GPU, 4GB RAM and a 32GB SSD, 1TB Google Drive storage. Not mentioning LTE in the UK though.

https://play.google.com/store/devices/d ... pixel_wifi

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Re: Chromebook Pixel

Postby RB » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:17 am

I already have a gen one Samsung chrome book. It is nice though. I love my chrome book.
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Re: Chromebook Pixel

Postby kingweed » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:25 pm

I was going to buy it.

Then I seen the price. Bastards.

A couple of hundred cheaper I'd instantly get it no question.

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Re: Chromebook Pixel

Postby Joe » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:49 pm

In terms of price and utility this seems to fit somewhere between a rMBP and a decent HiDPI tablet.

Looks good.

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Re: Chromebook Pixel

Postby Ekona » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:23 pm

So how much is it? That site is blocked in Italy.
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Re: Chromebook Pixel

Postby Sam » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:50 pm

£1,050.

... for what is basically a facebook machine?
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Re: Chromebook Pixel

Postby Ekona » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:54 pm

Ouch.
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Re: Chromebook Pixel

Postby kingweed » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:11 pm

Sam wrote:£1,050.

... for what is basically a facebook machine?


Yup I looked further into it. It's rubbish.

Ultra book + ipad is still the way to go for the time being.

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Re: Chromebook Pixel

Postby RB » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:10 pm

It's not rubbish, it has a place but it's not for everyone.
The £200 chrome book without a touch screen and massive resolution is a better device IMHO.
Give one to idiot relatives who constantly infect normal PCs with crap and never hear from them again. No way to infect a chrome book.
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Re: Chromebook Pixel

Postby Matius » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:02 pm

RB wrote:No way to infect a chrome book.


Yes there is.


(I appreciate that I should explain my answer, however it's Friday evening and I've had beer! The beer is protesting against using job-related knowledge outside of work... I'll probably explain my answer at some point, but you'll have to wait until there is less beer in me.)

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Re: Chromebook Pixel

Postby RB » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:40 pm

No easy way especially with verified boot and returning it stock is simple.
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Re: Chromebook Pixel

Postby Matius » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:57 pm

No easy way is different to no way at all. ;)

Verified boot and pulling new stock images relies on trust mechanisms, which are increasingly coming under attack. People have already taken pops at Google to get into Gmail. I'd be very surprised if they didn't think the Android and Chrome infrastructures weren't good targets.

Also those are some of the big security features in Windows 8... so chances are that attackers are already working on ways to defeat them.

The sunny side is that those sort of attacks are incredibly sophisticated and are still very rare. And they could hit every and any major OS, application, service provider, etc, and there is nothing a consumer can do about it - so it shouldn't factor into whether to buy a product or not.

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Re: Chromebook Pixel

Postby Blak » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:51 pm

Matius wrote:Verified boot and pulling new stock images relies on trust mechanisms, which are increasingly coming under attack.


See also all that (entertaining) cerfuffle over rubygems a few weeks back.


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