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Review: Google Chromebook which laptop pixel impressive


Review: Google Chromebook laptop pixel impressive, but not for all

Google, the first high-end laptop, the Chromebook pixels an impressive machine. It feels light and comfortable in the hand and on my knees. Its high-resolution screen makes photos look great and vivid video. The material point of view is what I want a laptop.

But it is not very practical _ pixel _ at least for now, for most people. This works well if you have a stable Internet connection, but can not do much if the connection is interrupted. And because it uses its own operating system, Google, does the software is not even enough to replace their other machines.

Follows the pixels along a nearly three weeks in Thailand and Cambodia, where I knew I would not be the kind of access around the clock to'm used in the United States. I was surprised how much I could do but get frustrated when he could no longer do.

This frustration is not cheap. Prices for early pixels at $ 1,299, only $ 200 less than a comparable MacBook with a screen and the ability to do much more online. A pixel high-end cellular access costs $ 150 more than the base model and should start shipping on Monday.

Review: Google Chromebook laptop pixel impressive
For those unfamiliar with Google's entry into the which laptop market _ I think many of you and others _ Pixel Chromebooks an operating system called Google Chrome OS. Is based on the Chrome browser for Windows and Mac, says Google Chrome OS vision let the Internet do anything. The heavy lifting instead of your computer

Therefore, you can switch and start working immediately on Chromebook. The start time is minimal because there are a lot of software to load. These functions are derived from the Internet as needed. This also means that the updates come regularly and does not require installation on your side.

There are not a lot of storage on the computer. The idea is, as far as possible online through a service like Dropbox or Google to keep garde drive.

Think about the Chromebook as a gateway to the Internet. You can run applications from Google and other on the Chromebook, but many of these applications will be used to build a website on your Chrome browser, when you access online.

Previous Chromebooks are not too powerful. They tend to be cheap machines ideal. For casual users, the computer must especially for tasks such as Internet messaging and Facebook

Google is changing the dynamics of pixels. It is for advanced users who are willing to pay more for the best features.

For $ 1299, you get a well built machine, with a touch screen that measures about 13 inches (33 cm) diagonally. The resolution of the screen is one of the best out there. At 239 pixels per inch, which directs 227 pixels per inch, 13-inch MacBook Pro, though his eyes might not be able to hardly tell the difference.

The base model comes with 32 GB of storage pixels and has a slot for external memory, such as an SD card from the camera. Each machine also comes with a three-year subscription for 1 terabyte of online storage with Google Drive. This is usually $ 50 per year.
Google also offers a $ 1,449 model, which has twice the internal memory, 64 GB and 100 MB per month for data access via mobile LTE Verizon Wireless for two years. It is suitable for occasional use, but if you want to get away from Wi-Fi want much, you need a data plan. Prices start at $ 10 per day.

LTE model ship is not on until Monday, but Google has me a try. I had to cover up the offer LTE as mobile access some of the gaps that would be out of my home office and impressed. But it is useless abroad.

LTE or aircraft. Both models offer 12 free sessions with Gogo Wi-Fi service on planes, but they are only good for flights that offer this feature. Who domestic flights in the United States tend to

So I found myself with a Chromebook without a stable internet connection.

Before I left, I have the browser Chromebook allow offline access to Google Docs is configured, the company has online tools such as word processing and spreadsheets. With offline access, you can access and edit documents. Changes with the online version you sync the next time you connect to the Internet.

I've done a lot of writing online, but from time to time, my diary disappears, replaced by Google `` Oh, bears snap-error'' a sad face icon. It would be nice if the hours are not involved.

Although I be able to recover the file and never lost more than one paragraph of the letter used, I'm nervous every collision. Google Docs, you can save copies on your computer in the form of text files or Microsoft Word format. However, this feature only when you are online, offline, and for the changes you make.

Even without the shock, I was not getting the tools such as spell check offline. This is not a problem if you are using Word or Apple Pages, the. On other computers

In addition to text documents, the Chromebook position the display of images, PDFs and other files, like any other team. You can also use Microsoft Word and Excel, but it needs to be converted to Google Docs to make changes.

And of course you can browse the web. I pay by credit card, buying magazines and watching videos on Hulu pixels. I have an e-book based on the Amazon Kindle Web App also read.

But there are limits, especially when side plug-ins that are not available, call for the Chromebook.

And even if I was able to write this story in a Chromebook, our publishing system is not supported.

Chromebooks are ideal for those who have constant access to the Internet and get the most out of your computer web browsers. But these people may very well one of the Chromebooks with others, be a lot cheaper. One of them is the Samsung Chromebook $ 249, and I tried to perform simple tasks such as the Internet access is not a problem.

If you have a machine as powerful as the pixels need, you need an operating system that offers more, especially when you're offline.
Caesar Sengupta Google Chromebook Board recognizes owners can always rely on a Windows PC or Mac from time to time. In many ways it reminds me of the early days of the Mac, when most software is written for Windows only.

This makes the pixel expensive for a machine that is not just your computer. At $ 1,299, I'd rather spend another $ 200 for a MacBook with a high screen resolution and four times the storage, 128 gigabytes. You do not get a touch screen with the MacBook, but honestly, I do not use pixel-touch controls, even once during my trip to Asia.

Moreover, Sengupta said that the sale is not the main objective of the pixels with the Google machine. Instead, the company, Google did show vision for the future of computing. In this case, Google has managed to a machine that uses a pleasure _ as long as you are online is to produce.

About Chromebook pixels:


The device represents the entry of Google in the market for high-end laptops. It runs Google Chrome OS operating system, which is widely assumed round-the-clock access to the Internet. You can continue to work with the unit unplugged, but the functionality is limited.

The basic model costs $ 1,299 and comes with 32GB of storage. For $ 1449, you get 64 GB of LTE connectivity and Verizon Wireless. Both models come with a terabyte of online storage with Google Drive for three years, with a value of $ 150.

The most expensive model also features 100 megabytes per month for data access via mobile LTE Verizon Wireless for two years.

If you need more, you can buy a day pass with unlimited data for $ 10. Or you can use 1 GB of data for $ 20, 3GB for $ 35 or buy 5 GB for $ 50. Those who. Well for a month If you're a Verizon customer with a plan for the exchange of data between multiple devices functions are, the pixels can be added for only $ 10 per month.

Which laptop chromebook pixels will be sold in the store online gaming Google and Best Buy website.



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