Meet the Google Chromebook Pixel. Come for the brilliant screen, but stay for the strong performance.
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Google decided not to include the icons commonly placed next to peripheral ports because its user surveys revealed that most people identify ports by shape rather than label. Given the folklore of computer users mistaking CD loading trays for cup holders, Google may regret its minimalism when it gets support calls from customers wondering why the Pixel's pencil sharpening port isn't working.
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.