Chromebook Pixel: Real...ly overpriced
The device itself is quite nice. It has a VERY high resolution screen, actually higher than Apple's Retina display I believe. Brightness is great, and colors look vibrant.
On top of that, it has a touchscreen, which, although responsive, does not feel as say a phone or tablet. The machine itself is very good looking, although not strikingly thin.
However, the device is quite minimal looking, which does look appealing.
Before we go on, take a look at this picture comparing the resolution between another Chromebook.
But, we got a problem. $1,299 is the price. And that is solely Wi-fi. Now this is a problem. Most laptops are under this price, in fact, you could get a Surface pro for this price, download Chrome, and that's pretty much all you need. At least that way you can download programs like iTunes or something. For just a touch-screen and high-resolution display, the price needs to be lower.
What I am surprised about is that their Nexus line of products has been so affordable before. They got tons of praise for that. Probably the reason the Nexus 4 and 7 did so well it that they were so cheap. But this is just crazy.
Overall, the device looks quite nice... Minus the price tag. If they took off even $500, it would be worth it. But for now, I'll stick with an Air + Chrome.
Note: All images from Cnet.com