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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:38 PM   #126
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Eh. I think that's a matter of opinion more than any solid objective fact. There are tons of people out there getting used to Win8 touchscreen laptops who went from skeptical and unsure to loving the feature, and missing it when it's not around.

My opinion? I could take or leave raw touchscreen support. What I want is an onscreen digitizer.
A lot of the W8 laptops have detachable screens making them much much more user friendly.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:38 PM   #127
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Is this product/video some kind of sophisticated internet sarcasm that I don't understand ???
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:39 PM   #128
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Is this product/video some kind of sophisticated internet sarcasm that I don't understand ???
I really wish it was!
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:39 PM   #129
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Wow.. just wow!

Wow. This is great!! I mean, I've always wanted a laptop where I can touch a sun and some stars. This is about all you can do on this thing, right?
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:41 PM   #130
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I simply cannot see the appeal of a touchscreen on a vertical display. A multi-touch trackpad or mouse combined with a keyboard should be much more efficient to use than a touchscreen, especially when I have to lift my hands from the controls every time just to touch the screen, and only incidentally for specific features to make it ergonomically practical. A touchscreen absolutely makes sense on a smartphone or tablet, because it is generally the only means of controlling the device for the benefit of portability and ease of use, and they are actually designed for it. Adding a touchscreen to a laptop seems like an added gimmick to me, which is probably one of the reasons why this thing is so ridiculously expensive with the other hardware, and especially software, it offers. I must be getting old.
See, now, this is what I want. Just with an actual OS. The touchscreen isn't replacing the keyboard, it's an alternative. I would love to be able to highlight a line with my finger rather than a mouse, esp when discussing whatever is onscreen with another person. And a hundred other reasons for occasional touch input. 98% of the time, keyboard and mouse would be used.

However....$1300 for ChromeOS? It's like their chief competitor is the iPad (with a keyboard added). Somebody call me when this becomes a hackintosh.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:42 PM   #131
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Yet another APPLE COPY



No wonder Steve Jobs was mad at google They copy everything APPLE
Fortunatly this is a piss poor copy at a high price I cannot imagine anyone wanting this overpriced Apple CLONE with limited features

Just look at Samsung phones before the Iphone,then after the iPhone
Oddly before they were ugly messes Then after the iphone they were a complete clone

I hope Apple sues them both and wins
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:42 PM   #132
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Where can I get one?


No......really.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:42 PM   #133
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this is not competition for the macbook air.
Not even close
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:43 PM   #134
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Wow. This is great!! I mean, I've always wanted a laptop where I can touch a sun and some stars. This is about all you can do on this thing, right?
You can go on Facebook
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:43 PM   #135
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It's business, Murray.

Also creepy voodoo kids.
Definitely.

But does Apple feel threatened by a laptop powered by Google ChromeOS? That's creepy.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:43 PM   #136
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No......really.
Try a dumpster
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:43 PM   #137
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Good grief why doesn't google just use a stock intro video from Apple.

All that was missing was a British accent.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:45 PM   #138
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"The best possible computer" ... it's called Macintosh, I guess. Too late Google .

But nonetheless, competition is good for the customer.
The Mac lineup is great. The design is perfect and I really love it and I am proud to be able to use a piece of Jony Ive's imagination everyday.

But I think it is time for something new. After 5 years I want to learn one more design facet of Jony Ive (and his Team).
The iMac G4 or the original iMac communicated also fun through their design. The lamp design wasn't necessary as well as the translucent iMac body from 1998, but Apple did them because they looked great and were cool.

Today, every unnecessary element left. That's great, that's the school of Zen and also of the modern Apple, but maybe...

There is no need for a radical design change but something friendly and surprising would be great. Now is the time.

I don't like Google and I'll never use an Android device or a Chromebook, but just this light-effect on the display lid ... it looks great.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:45 PM   #139
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I feel like I can finally join in on the bashing at this site. This is THE STUPIDEST computer Ive seen released in my life I think. I have to think they have something coming for it to have it make even a little sense.

$1300
5 hours battery
No real OS
No USB 3
32GB storage
Web isnt made for high density displays
Knockoff design
Knockoff marketing
No way to put the Core i5 power to use
Poor touch performance
Have you used a Windows 8 computer yet?
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:46 PM   #140
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Yes, I still doubt that Apple will release a retina Macbook Air in 2013. Did you look at the Chromebook? The thickness of the device? I don't believe we've reached a point where Apple can release an Air with retina while not compromising its thickness. Don't get me wrong though, we're not that far away, but I don't think we'll see it this year. Although I'd be pleasantly surprised if that would be the case.
Yes, definitely a thick device.

I do not think we are at the point where a thin laptop such as the Air can handle such a high resolution. But Intel Haswell, with its power-saving abilities, may be just what Apple needs to release a retina Air without making it thicker. Or perhaps the IGZO displays from Sharp...
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:47 PM   #141
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You can make fun of it all you want, but it looks at the very least to be a solidly built product on par with what Apple puts out.
That depends on what you consider to be the product. I would consider the combination of OS and hardware to be the product, in which case this is in absolutely no way comparable to what Apple puts out.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:48 PM   #142
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:48 PM   #143
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There's little aspects taken from Apple's MacBook Pro which you can see all over this device. Unfortunately the boxiness of this laptop makes it appear poorly executed. It reminds me of an old Dell laptop.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:50 PM   #144
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1300? What are they smoking? Seriously.
Whatever they are smoking, I want the same!
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:52 PM   #145
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:52 PM   #146
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Have you used the web lately?
It's filled with high quality images such as your avatar.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:53 PM   #147
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This is for those who looked at the Surface Pro and have been waiting for a more overpriced, fewer-featured, less capable piece of crap.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:53 PM   #148
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This has to be a joke right?
Google must be on crack to believe people would actually pay that kind of money for a glorified web browser.
Chrome OS has its place... on cheap hardware.
This is overkill for the sake of a hi res screen.

FYI... those complaining about its thickness, it's as thick as an Air (at it's thickest point), it just doesn't taper.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:54 PM   #149
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This competes with the Macbook Air?

I don't think so. The specs are somewhere in between an Air and a Retina Pro and the touch screen is interesting.

But with Chrome OS, this competes with nothing. Even with a useful OS its hard to see this being a successful product. I don't see why they bothered.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:55 PM   #150
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Everyone is missing the point on why this is so expensive...

You are paying for the 1tb for 3 years. Google currently charges $50 per month for that amount. So for 3 years that is $1800! So essentially you get the laptop for free...

Problem is your average customer will not care one bit... this is niche product.
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