Chromebook Pixel 2 to go on sale soon, Google confirms

By Himanshu Arora ยท 5 replies
Feb 24, 2015
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  1. A couple of years after it was unveiled, the Chromebook Pixel -- the first Chromebook developed solely by Google -- is all set to receive an update. According to a report from Omgchrome, the search giant has confirmed that a new...

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  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,549

    I'm overcome with excitement, sitting here with bated breath, longing with anticipation, et al, blah, blah, blah. With yet another piece of equipment available that I wouldn't touch with your ten foot pole, I can concentrate on reducing my credit card debt, while not giving this newest piece of crap a second thought.....(y)
  3. Bannhammer

    Bannhammer TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Well alright then.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,549

    Oh junior, don't pay me any mind. I'm just a senile old fart. I'm also certain, when you buy on of these Chromebooks, you'll be able to invent a use for it.

    Here's the process; first you whip yourself into a hysterical frenzy, predicated on a survival need for one o' deese nu fangled gadjits. Then you order it. It comes. Then you sit down and try and figure out what to do with it. By this time, your window of opportunity to return it has passed.

    Don't worry! You can always impress someone who doesn't have one yet with it.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2015
  5. Bannhammer

    Bannhammer TS Rookie Posts: 21

    I have an acer chromebook, does wonders for classes. Long battery life, great for taking notes, even has some SSH extensions for programming. I really like it, and it was cheap. Can't complain.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,549

    So then, if I went back to school at 66, I'd be singing a different tune? :p

    As I understand, you have to be online to take full advantage of the Chrome OS. Is that true?

    And then there the whole bull poop about how, "you don't need a HDD anymore, just pay for our cloud storage".

    M$, IMHO, has yielded a bit of ground to Google in that respect, by turning "Office", into an online, subscription based service. Once upon a time, M$ sold, "Microsoft Works", which was all the office any of us that weren't running a business really needed. In fact, more often than not, it was a preload.

    With that said, you can get a free, installable, office suite, in the form of, "Office Libre", or, "Open Office", whatever the heck they're calling it these days.

    There are plenty of cheap laptops around with decent battery life, thin and light, but with a self contained OS.

    Besides, if you want to be thought of a a worthwhile contact, by any yuppie you might want to "network with", you'll buy a Macbook Air.

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