Meet the Google Chromebook Pixel. Come for the brilliant screen, but stay for the strong performance.
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The Pixel boasts a full-sized keyboard. Like other Chromebooks, it comes with a search key (designated by the magnifying glass icon), because Google makes most of its money from search. In the process of designing the Pixel, Google engineers spent time ensuring that the trackpad material minimizes the friction felt by fingers. Not every user will appreciate that much attention to detail, but that's what it takes to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung.
Server Market SplitsvilleJust because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.