Google Pixelbook leak reveals $1,119 USD laptop with pressure sensitive pen support

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  • Omar

    For that price, why ever limit yourself to an Android laptop? The big draw towards Chromebooks seems (to me at least) to be the fact that they’re significantly less expensive than Windows laptops. If you need a basic laptop for web browsing, light productivity and media consumption Chrome Books were perfect for that. But for $1000 USD you can get excellent full Windows 10 laptops for less than this that are capable of doing more than just web browsing and light productivity due to being locked down to Google’s Android ecosystem.

    • Smanny

      Rumors say that it will run full Linux as well as chrome OS and Android. Think about it, which Chromebooks had 128 GB of storage, let alone 512 GB of storage. If it can run full Linux, then it could also run graphics programs, and development programs like Android studio. There is a ton of crap you can do with full blown Linux.

    • Omar

      Now of it can run a full Linux distribution I definitely take back my comment.

    • How much do you want to bet that the Pixelbook doesn’t release in Canada, since the two Chromebook Pixels never came here either.

  • RR

    I agree with Omar. At that price point, you are getting pretty close to Microsoft’s Surface series which would deliver a full Win10 experience. Also, i wonder what the huge advantage this would be over Samsung’s Chromebook Pro/Plus models.

    • Smanny

      I got wind of a rumor that this one will run not only Chrome OS and Android apps, but it will run full Linux as well, so developers can run the full Android studio and graphics programs like GIMP, webservers, PHP, ruby, and others on this device. If it can do that out of the box. Then it will be sweet. Think about it, chrome OS or Android never needed 512 GB of storage before, so why now? Makes sense to me that the rumors might be true.

    • RR

      Agree that running full Linux will be a big plus, but other than a few Linux fans, can you really see a mass market appeal of running Linux? If it ran Win10, it might be a better seller. I can’t really see a ChromeOS/Android/Linux hybrid tablet selling really well.

  • Garrett Cooper

    Don’t care about this, I want a new Pixel tablet dammit!

  • Brad Fortin

    That’s a pricey web browsing machine.