well said. hope they’ll listen and make changes
Originally posted on Gigaom:
By now, you’ve likely heard about the Chromebook Pixel, Google’s first laptop. The Chrome OS device starts at $1,299 and appears to be an elegantly designed piece of hardware with the industry’s highest-resolution display in a notebook. And that screen is capable of touch, which Google(s goog) is counting on to drive touch-optimized web apps in the future.
I can’t pass judgement on the device yet since I haven’t actually touched one. Om has, however, and shared his thoughts. I have a loaner Chromebook Pixel en route later today, so I’ll be able to experience it for myself and form a true impression. But on paper, it’s easy to see why many around the web haven’t warmed up to the Pixel: The cost is a huge barrier for a device that can only use the web or web apps. Yes, the 1 TB of included Google Drive storage for two years essentially negates the price of the Pixel, but that’s a hard sell to mainstream consumers.