re: Google Launches Touchscreen Chromebook Called Pixel
I don't know why anyone who want or buy this thing. It has so many limitations and can't run the majority of excellent software on the market. Further, one is locked into everything Google. Google's software cannot match the likes of Microsoft office, word, excel, access, etc.
We recently upgraded to Windows 8 touch screens- including the dell one 27 and the Microsoft surface pro. Win 8 is fast fluid and powerful. The machines boot up in 9 seconds and the new OS is rock steady reliable. The surface pro is unbelievable and is so fast and powerful that we no longer need to travel with our bulky laptops. And, it can run all of the wonderful software available today. With all the incredible windows 8 computers available and the gorgeous Apple Mac Pro, who would want the google. Larry page and Sergey brin did not invent anything- they copied their backward search idea from Mr. Li(Baidu), they bought their way into android and teir self driving car was invented by others in 1977. Google is simply an ad company earning 98% of their revenue from selling good old fashioned ads. What have they created or pioneered?.
With googles chrome book, which by the way, crashes constantly, there are security once runs as one must have all sensitive documents reside in their cloud. Nothing is resident on a secure, in machine hard drive. And to be locked into everything google by buying their machines is not for many people. I'll stick with the gorgeous and powerful win8, the genius surface pro, the Mac book and the incredible ipad4. This chrome book is dead on arrival and according to several sources, no preorders have occurred. With so many reliable and powerful choices already before us, why bother with this limited, lack luster, low ability device.