1. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    This is a rumored device to launch on October 4th along with the new Pixel phones, and a renewed Google Home.

    This convertible laptop will, without surprise, come at a high price. Rumored to start at $1150 for 128 GB of storage going as high as $1750 for 512 GB.

    From the article on AC: https://www.androidcentral.com/google-pixelbook

    Sure, all this is still in the air for a couple more weeks. Hopefully, we will find out more on the 4th.

    Thoughts on this new device?

    I think it is a half step in the right direction. The price will keep a lot of people away.
    09-21-2017 09:54 AM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    I'll get one as long as it has a light bar. Without a light bar, it can pound sand.
    09-21-2017 10:15 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Excuse me while I clean up my drooling.

    I'm guessing this is meant to be a reference device (like previous Chromebook Pixels), and perhaps will spur other manufacturers to come up with similar devices (that cost less).
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    09-21-2017 11:24 AM
  4. Matty's Avatar
    It looks pretty cool and I'm definitely interested in getting one but will wait to see what the full list of specs are before. Also kinda wish the entry level storage option was 256gb. I know OEMs all want to put super fast flash storage in but I wouldn't mind having slightly slower flash storage if I could have double the storage side 😃
    09-21-2017 02:17 PM
  5. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    I'm currently on a Pixel C and have enjoyed it a lot over the last two years. More than happy to upgrade to this Pixelbook if it does happen.

    Prices seem pretty steep, but I plan on keeping it for a few years, so should work out ok.
    09-23-2017 08:30 AM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I'm currently on a Pixel C and have enjoyed it a lot over the last two years. More than happy to upgrade to this Pixelbook if it does happen.

    Prices seem pretty steep, but I plan on keeping it for a few years, so should work out ok.
    Are you getting the base storage model?
    09-23-2017 04:13 PM
  7. Aquila's Avatar
    Are you getting the base storage model?
    Have we heard anything about specs or design?
    09-23-2017 04:19 PM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Have we heard anything about specs or design?
    AC link has a few models. From 128 to 512. Prices start at 1150.
    09-23-2017 04:21 PM
  9. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Are you getting the base storage model?
    Yeah I will be. 128gb will be plenty for me. The Pixel C only had 32gb and I never used it all. I have everything on Google cloud services (photos, videos, music etc) so I don't need the 256/512 gb storage.

    Hoping this time round they get the software working right from the start as the Pixel C had issues at release.
    09-23-2017 09:36 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hoping this time round they get the software working right from the start as the Pixel C had issues at release.
    The main difference here is that it'll be running Chrome OS, not Android (although it will presumably have Android app support out of the box). The Stable Chrome channel has been rock-steady for me, but you always the option of changing to the Beta or Dev channel to see what they're working on.
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    09-23-2017 10:53 PM
  11. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    The main difference here is that it'll be running Chrome OS, not Android (although it will presumably have Android app support out of the box). The Stable Chrome channel has been rock-steady for me, but you always the option of changing to the Beta or Dev channel to see what they're working on.
    Oh right. Well in that case, this will be my first Chrome OS device too then.

    Assuming it runs Android apps, how well does it run them? As stable as android phone apps are?
    09-24-2017 02:13 AM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'll let others answer that, since I'm still patiently waiting for that ability to come to my Acer CB5-571 and Lenovo Thinkpad 13 Chromebooks ...
    09-24-2017 02:17 AM
  13. quelquehomme's Avatar
    I know, I know. If ya gotta ask and all that, but still.

    Serious question: What makes this Pixelbook worth the $1150 - $1750 price range? (I mean other than physical build quality & materials) You can pick up a mighty decent & highly portable Windows laptop for that kind of money. So what's the draw of a Chrome OS notebook that runs Android apps?
    09-25-2017 11:48 AM
  14. Aquila's Avatar
    I know, I know. If ya gotta ask and all that, but still.

    Serious question: What makes this Pixelbook worth the $1150 - $1750 price range? (I mean other than physical build quality & materials) You can pick up a mighty decent & highly portable Windows laptop for that kind of money. So what's the draw of a Chrome OS notebook that runs Android apps?
    For the original Pixel Chromebooks it was the spec sheet, build quality, etc. The appeal of ChromeOS, with or without Android, over Windows is that it's much more secure, it's a much lighter OS, it performs much better than Windows on like hardware, etc. A $2000 Windows laptop is going to be a very good laptop, providing that the customer does a bit of research and doesn't choose something that's just terribad garbage being covered up by shiny numbers in the spec sheet. An $1150 Chromebook I would expect to have very similar specs and to have performance that's on par.

    There are two types of people that should be choosing Windows 10 (full version) over ChromeOS on laptops: Those who are seriously into PC gaming, yet still want to do so on a laptop for unknown reasons and those who need very specific applications that are only available on desktop. Examples of that include... pretty close to nothing. 7 years ago there was a big gap in the apps available, but Photoshop, Office, most everything that normal consumers are using are all available on ChromeOS now or through their own webapps, which obviously work in a browser.

    In addition to security, Google also has a MUCH better privacy policy than Microsoft, who gives themselves permission to and actually does share user data with third parties in exchange for compensation. Google denies themselves that permission and actually sticks to their guns on it.

    The more direct comparison, Windows 10 S vs Chromebook, Windows 10 S comes out looking like garbage because the Windows store sucks, it's apps are largely made up of total crap, spyware, etc while the largest app makers simply aren't supporting that system and it's still filled with many of the same security flaws as regular windows. In addition, somewhere around 4 times as many people choose Chrome over Edge and over 11 times as many people use Google to search rather than Bing. If you have to be restricted to one or the other, Chrome is the obvious better choice.

    For me personally, it depends on what I need it for. Anything that I do that isn't gaming is going to be easy to do on ChromeOS, assuming I can get a Chromebook with sufficient power for graphics to watch movies occasionally. And for gaming, even the best gaming laptops suck compared to a comparably priced gaming PC, so my personal preference is a Windows PC and a Chromebook.
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    09-25-2017 12:31 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    ^^^This ought to be a blog post.
    09-25-2017 12:55 PM
  16. Aquila's Avatar
    ^^^This ought to be a blog post.
    It's long enough
    09-25-2017 01:41 PM
  17. quelquehomme's Avatar
    ^^^This ought to be a blog post.
    I think you mean a guest Editor's Desk article!

    OK. I'd have to see for myself how well desktop apps, esp. Adobe InDesign, work on Chrome OS before I took the plunge myself. Then again, I can't think of any Adobe apps I wouldn't rather use on a desktop attached to at least one honkin' big monitor.

    So my TL;DR take away re. Chrome OS/Pixelbook boils down to security, privacy, web integration, anything's better than the Windows Store, and comfort in knowing that nobody's sticking you with a 25W power supply or suchlike crapola. Thanks.
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    09-25-2017 02:15 PM
  18. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    It's long enough
    Needs moar wordz!
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    09-25-2017 02:16 PM
  19. Aquila's Avatar
    I think you mean a guest Editor's Desk article!

    OK. I'd have to see for myself how well desktop apps, esp. Adobe InDesign, work on Chrome OS before I took the plunge myself. Then again, I can't think of any Adobe apps I wouldn't rather use on a desktop attached to at least one honkin' big monitor.

    So my TL;DR take away re. Chrome OS/Pixelbook boils down to security, privacy, web integration, anything's better than the Windows Store, and comfort in knowing that nobody's sticking you with a 25W power supply or suchlike crapola. Thanks.
    Exactly. The way I use laptops, they're perfect. The stuff I want to do more... I get a desktop PC.
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    09-25-2017 02:23 PM
  20. quelquehomme's Avatar
    In for a penny, in for a pound. The instant tethering business got me. My Halloween treat will be Chrome OS on a new Pixelbook to keep my XL company. Any recommendations of apps and whatnot will be greatly appreciated.
    10-04-2017 06:19 PM
  21. Aquila's Avatar
    That and it starting off $150 cheaper than expected... having a hard time not pulling the trigger. If only it had a lightbar...
    10-04-2017 06:24 PM

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