Personally, I love my chromebook. I can take it on the go to get work done. The operating system is light, it is reliable, and the battery life is outstanding (referencing the Samsung Chromebook Plus). But what made it better was the price. $500 for a device that is a laptop, without a heavy operating system. What didn’t work for me was the Pixelbook.
At Best Buy, Google reps were taking feedback about their products. One thing I suggested, keep the Pixelbook with the chromebook section, versus having it in the “Google” section (which they ended up doing). The other suggestion was to price their Pixelbook closer to the Chromebook Plus/Pro price, versus the macbook pro price. Now that has yet to happen.
Along with the new pixel phones, we are expecting another pixelbook. Unlike the pixelbooks of the past, this will be like the Chromebook x2 (by HTC) and have a detachable screen. That is something I am interested in, but I am not going to spend $1000 for it.
Google’s ChromeOS software is still not tablet ready. And I am not paying the same price for half baked software as I would a proven macbook. I am hoping Google will wake up and price this thing competitively. Just their version of competitive is not going to line up with the rest of the world’s version. Even if this device end up having a really high resolution screen, the software will continue to hold it back from being a thousand dollar device.
What are your thoughts on Google’s rumored (2018) pixelbook?