'chromebook Pixel': The Google Pc We've Been Waiting For?
Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:05 PM
Seriously, there are so many rumors floating around that it's impossible be confident about any of them. I've seen speculation that the CP will use an ARM processor, now Intel Ivy Bridge. Who knows?
If it's real, the Chromebook Pixel will make an appearance at the Google I/O conference. If it lives up to expectations, I want one for Christmas. In the meantime, my reliable, but slow Samsung S5 has nothing to worry about.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:37 AM
Chrome OS could get much more powerful within a few years if they merge Google's other Linux Operating system Android . Together they would make an alternative to Windows. I'm now sure, but could that be possible.Google has two different strategies for operating systems. And it looks like over time, the two will collide. Google has said that they may bring out a Chrome tablet by year's end.
This is not looking good for Microsoft.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:16 PM
IC technology has made LTE affordable.
Also let's allow the user to upgrade the RAM from the paltry 2 GB. Chrome browsers need more with many tabs open.
Throw in local storage of 32 GB and of course have an SD card slot.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:17 PM
Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:08 PM
It would be brilliant for gaming, plus there are some business applications where a high res screen would be beneficial - eg. CAD, Graphics and Photo editing. Most people thing that Chromebooks can't do these things. Actually they can with WebGL, and Native Client apps. Autodesk has AutoCAD WS for example. Chromebooks can also do high end video editing - it is just a question of the apps being written so that it runs local native client code and interacts with a cloud server in an appropriate way. It is just a case of making the CPU and GPU powerful enough.
I guess Google is priming the high end Chromebooks to encourage developers into writing this type of high end packaged Chrome app.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:31 PM
It WONT be brilliant for gaming, more pixels does NOT mean better gaming, for one, the pixel fill rate will need to be immense for even medium setting games from the last 4 years to run, think about it, regardless of whether this is ARM based or an Ivy Bridge CPU, integrated graphics won't cut it for good gaming on this, it'd be like driving tractor wheels from a smart car and expecting good performance, the pixel count is too great for good quality gaming to happen on such a device because nobody has designed a device thin enough with such a high resolution and still managed to satisfy the TDP of a dedicated graphics chipset.
Source: Me, I'm [censored] brilliant.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:15 PM
The Kindle Fire had an Open Office app less than 3 months after it was released. Its probably only a matter of time before someone writes an app for the Chromebook. A 199$ Chromebook running Open Office would be a viable laptop replacement for most business users.