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    Phoronix: Google Pushes Linux Support For Chromebook Pixel

    It was just earlier today that Google announced the Chromebook Pixel, a much-speculated device with a very high resolution display and high-end hardware running their Chrome OS operating system. Google has already begun pushing Linux kernel patches enabling support for this expensive Google notebook...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMwODc

  • #2
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Google Pushes Linux Support For Chromebook Pixel

    It was just earlier today that Google announced the Chromebook Pixel, a much-speculated device with a very high resolution display and high-end hardware running their Chrome OS operating system. Google has already begun pushing Linux kernel patches enabling support for this expensive Google notebook...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMwODc
    Doesn't look like they are including the drivers, though.
    Too bad, since I've read that the new chromebook's touchpad is AMAZING. Possibly better than apple's.

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    • #3
      Underpowered and expensive

      $1299 USD for 4 GB RAM and 32 GB SSD and a 12" screen.
      Wow, this is shit expensive.

      For that much money, I would expect 8+ GB RAM and 128 GB SSD and a 13" screen.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        $1299 USD for 4 GB RAM and 32 GB SSD and a 12" screen.
        Wow, this is shit expensive.

        For that much money, I would expect 8+ GB RAM and 128 GB SSD and a 13" screen.

        The lowest price you're going to get on a 1080p ultrabook with an ivy bride core processor is $1099, so your paying another $200 dollars to have more than twice the pixels


        The specs you mention with a similar screen can be found in the macbook pro with retina display for an extra $200 ($1499)
        Last edited by WorBlux; 02-22-2013, 08:18 AM.

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        • #5
          The reason it's that expensive is the 1TB Google Drive space for 3 years which normally costs 1800USD.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            $1299 USD for 4 GB RAM and 32 GB SSD and a 12" screen.
            Wow, this is shit expensive.

            For that much money, I would expect 8+ GB RAM and 128 GB SSD and a 13" screen.
            Actually, Pixel has a 12.85" screen.
            http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome...l/#pixel-specs

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            • #7
              this is a stupid move


              incredibly stupid move....


              when the chromebooks first hit the market I remember some pentium XX something other = $400 - $500

              they didn't sell


              then they released that arm samsung chromebook for $250 and a c7 for $200

              they sold like hot cakes




              GOOGLE READ THIS: no one is going to pay more than $300 for a device whose only purpose is to surf the internet


              get it?

              no video editing, no music making, no photoshop, no office


              why would someone pay $1200 for pretty much the same experience as a $250 chromebook

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              • #8
                Hmm 1500$ web browser. Odd aspect ratio 3:2, but the resolution is very good. Don't like the touch screen and glossy panel. Maybe with matte non touch panel without OS could be the one, but then it's samsung their netbooks what I have been tried are all horrible.

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                • #9
                  In think google just created the "perfect" linux laptop. (period)

                  I'd like more RAM (8 or 12) and maybe a bit mofe storage. But its ok as it is. You rip the OS, you install your favorite distro and you are set. Plus it has coreboot.

                  I am so much buying this when i'll need a laptop. Hopefully it will not be US only.

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                  • #10
                    2560x1700 resolution? I wish I could find that somewhere cheaper. I hope that actually goes somewhere.
                    It's actually just barely taller than what Torvalds was asking for.

                    I actually prefer the slightly rough nature of Thinkpad trackpads, though...

                    It looks like they're marketed with the 3-year cycle in mind, so here's hoping we see used ones when that finishes.
                    I'd hate to be stuck paying for google drive at the end, though.

                    Now...swap in a ~$100 ssd if you want more disk space. Not sure how easy it would be to add more ram.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tuke81 View Post
                      Hmm 1500$ web browser. Odd aspect ratio 3:2, but the resolution is very good. Don't like the touch screen and glossy panel. Maybe with matte non touch panel without OS could be the one, but then it's samsung their netbooks what I have been tried are all horrible.
                      FYI, 4:3 and 3:2 aspect ratios were the norm in CRTs and LCD monitors before manufacturers decided to screw all serious workers over by introducing shitty 16:9 panels to cut costs.

                      4:3 and 3:2 are still the MOST OPTIMAL for doing actual work (that does not involve watching crappy movies), and it's been argued for by at least 1 journalist who grew up in those 'good old times':

                      http://vr-zone.com/articles/monitor-...ue-/13399.html

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
                        FYI, 4:3 and 3:2 aspect ratios were the norm in CRTs and LCD monitors before manufacturers decided to screw all serious workers over by introducing shitty 16:9 panels to cut costs.

                        4:3 and 3:2 are still the MOST OPTIMAL for doing actual work (that does not involve watching crappy movies), and it's been argued for by at least 1 journalist who grew up in those 'good old times':

                        http://vr-zone.com/articles/monitor-...ue-/13399.html
                        Hmm I just don't remember single one crt with aspect ratio of 3:2(Hmm google says it's common aspect for photographers). 4:3 and 5:4 are the ones what I used with crts, now I have 16:10 widescreen(yes I'm with you with madness of 16:9 or even 21:9 aspect ratios hate them both).

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tuke81 View Post
                          Hmm I just don't remember single one crt with aspect ratio of 3:2(Hmm google says it's common aspect for photographers). 4:3 and 5:4 are the ones what I used with crts, now I have 16:10 widescreen(yes I'm with you with madness of 16:9 or even 21:9 aspect ratios hate them both).
                          https://plus.google.com/100479847213...ts/QhmBpn5GNE9

                          Runs stock mint which means we can install pretty much everything on it. YAY!

                          Now we need someone to split it open and find out if we can upgrade the mem and SSD.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                            https://plus.google.com/100479847213...ts/QhmBpn5GNE9

                            Runs stock mint which means we can install pretty much everything on it. YAY!

                            Now we need someone to split it open and find out if we can upgrade the mem and SSD.
                            Read the comments in your own link before posting, why don't you.

                            Originally posted by Bill Richardson
                            Sorry, no. In order to make it at thin as possible, we had to give up on socketed components. But the WiFi version has 32GB and the LTE version has 64GB, and the size of the OS hasn't changed. So you have at least 21GB for the stateful partition.

                            And an SD card plugs in almost flush. Looks like about a sixteenth of an inch or less sticking out.
                            NOTHING in the Pixel is replaceable. Not the SSD, not the RAM, not the WiFi, and not even the processor.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
                              4:3 and 3:2 are still the MOST OPTIMAL for doing actual work (that does not involve watching crappy movies), and it's been argued for by at least 1 journalist who grew up in those 'good old times':

                              If your work consists of working with columns, then clearly taller is better, but for artists, horizontal space counts for a lot as well. I'm assuming that designers count as doing "real work".

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