Friday, March 1, 2013

What if Pixel Was $999? Would You Buy It?

I’ve read a few blogs about how Google’s Chrome OS 12” netbook with “Apple-beating Retina” display that it was an awesome notebook except it was still more expensive than a fully equipped Macbook Air.  First, let’s get this out of the way.  No one is going to mistaken the Pixel for a Macbook in terms of features or apps.
Rather, Pixel is about the future when Web standards are so robust that webapps can do pretty much what standalone apps for OS X, Windows, Linux, iOS, and, heck, even Android are capable of.

Again, this is about the future.  For now, I have to agree with a lot of people who suggests that even if a price cut to $999, they still would not buy a Pixel.  I simply don’t have a grand to throw around and I’m very content with my Macbook Air.

However, who knows in a few years when Google’s innovative energy can allow a Web-based OS and laptop to begin to challenge the status quo in the PC market.

But note this.  I expect those who would buy a Pixel to be very innovative and resourceful people.  I can't help but feel that some kind of jailbreak or hack could allow the Pixel to do much, much more that may make it more enticing to mobile warriors.

For now, it's a pretty netbook with a lot of power but not much else.


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