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Stephane Parent
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Stephane Parent,
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2/26/2013 | 10:52:45 AM
re: Google Launches Touchscreen Chromebook Called Pixel
Feel free to not want a Surface Pro, zman.

I'm quite happy with mine and only spent $99 for the full Office suite.
zman58
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zman58,
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2/25/2013 | 5:11:02 PM
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pblanc108 stated,
"I don't know why anyone who want or buy this thing."

I agree, it seems a bit over the top with the price. but I also believe that Surface Pro is no better at all. They are both a poor choices. Way too costly for very limited functionality and a far too restrictive user environment. Small devices with limited displays and keyboards. Who wants a fingered up greasy messy screen on their device. I would only use a touch screen on strictly a mobile tab and why spend anything but a couple hundred for that?

Surface pro tries to be everything but does nothing very well and also has the negative of Win 8 and the user having to learn and manage the complicated local software stack--not a good thing for most users.

But on the software side, for most users, Chrome OS is far better. It works extremely well and is *very easy* to use. It is fast and secure. You don't need to spend thousands of dollars to buy additional software to use it. You don't need to buy anti-virus software. It supports LibreOffice. For what most people do with their computer, Chrome OS is absolutely on target. I can understand why it is selling so well.

I would opt for the less expensive Chrome Book. I think the hardware package they have put together on the slimmed down models is far more attractive for the price. It makes a great little mobile device. I would personally opt for the Samsung $249 Series 3 Chromebook--looks like a great buy. But I must admit; Being a Linux user I might be tempted to drop an open source Linux distribution on it, such as Ubuntu, Mint, or Fedora, and forgo Chrome OS altogether.
Stephane Parent
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Stephane Parent,
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2/23/2013 | 3:13:31 PM
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I'm with you on this one. I've had mine since February 11 and love its versatility and power. NetFlix and Skype run superbly on the unit. I'm actually hoping that new versions will come out when the Haswell chips are released. My wife would be more than happy to inherit my i5 model.
pblanc108
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2/23/2013 | 3:01:18 PM
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We have been using the Surface Pro since it was released. It is a beautiful machine with extraordinary build quality. It is unbelievably fast and is as portable as my iPad. I have found the Pro to be a true laptop replacement and a true joy to take anywhere and everywhere. I have not used my laptop since I bought the Surface. It is n extraordinary device. For power, beauty, productivity, portability and a wonderful user experience, I can't see buying anything else. The surface pro is he tablet of the future that is available today
pblanc108
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2/23/2013 | 2:55:08 PM
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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.
Stephane Parent
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Stephane Parent,
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2/23/2013 | 3:44:21 AM
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I don't know guys. This unit actually makes me feel pretty good about my Surface Pro.
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2/23/2013 | 1:44:04 AM
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Get skype and you gotta customer.. c'mon, MSFT can't be that bad when you beg!!?
Thomas Claburn
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2/22/2013 | 11:37:22 PM
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Don't discount technology as a fashion statement. Better to have a product that appeals to a limited number of power users than to ignore that segment entirely. Google looks to be readying its own retail stores soon and the Pixel has the visual appeal to stand out in window display cases.
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2/22/2013 | 9:09:05 PM
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I know cloud storage is the in thing, but I think it would be a very good idea to include USB3 and 2 ports, as well as an SD card slot in the new ultra portable chrome book. Not having an SD card slot would be a purchase killer for me. I'm not ready to fully tie myself to cloud storage, or always plugging in a USB drive. An SD card slot that locked in the card so it did not stick out, would cement the purchase. That would let me and other wary cloud storage people step into cloud storage at our own pace.
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2/22/2013 | 7:00:03 PM
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A great package, perhaps a half pound on the heavy side, but an advance in the mission of the notebook: live in the cloud. Charlie Babcock, InformationWeek
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