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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:57 PM   #26
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:57 PM   #27
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I should sell my HP Touchpad with WebOS to get this.


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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:57 PM   #28
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This has to be the worst idea to come out of the tech market in the last 5 years. What could be worse?
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:57 PM   #29
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Damn, that 3:2 aspect ration makes that screen look ridiculous.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:58 PM   #30
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Loving the aspect ratio ...
Like a Think Pad.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:58 PM   #31
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I'd rather say they compete with the 13" Retina MacBook Pro due to the ultra "Pixel" display on the Pixel
Except it's not running a full desktop OS and has a quarter of the storage of the base model 13" rMBP. One wonders how many of these they'll sell. 5? 10? Maybe even 20?
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:58 PM   #32
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lmao is this 2004? or targeted towards hipsters? and this aspect ratio ... disgusting. i thought this went extinct years ago

now u can get ultra high definition on an OS that has less to offer than i dont know, symbian and less space than a phone? what are they smoking

im curious to see how many fools are going to buy this
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:58 PM   #33
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Interesting video, but it still doesn't show what it really does.

That's the difference between Google and Apple marketing.

Yeah two smart engineers talking about their baby is interesting, but show me what it can do for me...
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:58 PM   #34
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:59 PM   #35
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:59 PM   #36
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Think Glass might be a little more worth my time...

It says Google but who is really making this? They've all been samsung in the past.

Also what happens when you can't get online with these machines. Do they work even a little bit offline.

I can't see it having access to the tools to take advantage of that display fully - making it hard to justify the price tag.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:00 PM   #37
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:00 PM   #38
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They should really fire the industrial designers who designed this. It's ugly.

Additionally, this is more so competition for the rMBP as it is heavily emphasizing its pixel density.

And what's with that aspect ratio!?

EDIT - Oh, and what's with that video. Did the Apple commercial people also do this one? I mean sheesh!

AND! Who the hell wants to touch their laptop screen? Mine gets dirty enough as it is with me breathing 15in away from it!

//done bashing
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:00 PM   #39
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Wait ... I can spend more than a MacBook Air, and get a laptop that by the looks of it is bigger and heavier, and doesn't have all my stuff on it?

Why wouldn't I just jump at the chance?
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:01 PM   #40
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:01 PM   #41
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Who green-lit this product? All it will do is help Apple sell more Macs and even iPads

$999 for an 11" Air with a full-fledged OS plus USB3/TB vs $1500 for a glorified browser...hmm...

Even the base 13" retina has more value. You get a faster CPU, twice the RAM and SSD, USB3, TB, BT4.0, Retina screen, and a full fledged OS for $1500...possibly cheaper if you go the refurb route.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:02 PM   #42
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Interesting video, but it still doesn't show what it really does.

That's the difference between Google and Apple marketing.

Yeah two smart engineers talking about their baby is interesting, but show me what it can do for me...
While I kind of agree with you here, have you not see the latest Glass Video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1uyQZNg2vE

It's all about using the product. It's not like it's a signature Google failure. At least they showed the product (ps4...).
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:02 PM   #43
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It runs a baby operating system. Nothing for Apple to be worried about.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:02 PM   #44
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... and regardless of the size/weight/price/resolution/aspect ratio ...

An operating system that requires an always-on connection, and has indeterminate offline availability of stuff, is the answer to a question asked by ... whom, exactly?
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:03 PM   #45
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They didn't show what it does because it can't do anything.


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Interesting video, but it still doesn't show what it really does.

That's the difference between Google and Apple marketing.

Yeah two smart engineers talking about their baby is interesting, but show me what it can do for me...
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:03 PM   #46
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Like a Think Pad.
My thoughts exactly. It looks good but too boxy for my liking.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:04 PM   #47
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I love the look of the laptop. I even like the aspect ratio. I also like the name.

But the rest -- pricing, OS, the rest -- is utterly ridiculous.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:04 PM   #48
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The Guardian and BBC are reporting that it has a touchscreen. That goes some way to explaining the rather eye-watering price tag.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:04 PM   #49
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I'd like to see someone try to use this, or any of the other 'macbook air competitors' for live sound processing and music performance. That's what I use my 'old' 2011 MBA for, and it doesn't ever break into a sweat. I wish people would see that there's more to the MBA than a pretty and lightweight face.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:04 PM   #50
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can't really see the appeal with the cloud based OS, might as well use an ipad.
The iPad offers more if you think about it for a lot less money.
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