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#1 DanieI

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 07:03 PM

Is the Chromebook Pixel worth it? It has an i7 processor, has 64 GB SSD, has a charger that charges the Chromebook up to 2 hours in 15 minutes, has a to-die-for display, etc. Except it costs $1,300 - Roughly the same as a Macbook Pro. To be honest with you, I'd rather have a Chromebook Pixel, but please give me recommendations.

 

The fact that it has 64 GB of SSD is amazing. It means that the device will be durable and almost never break. Having any laptop with an HDD is a threat. Desktops are convenient because you can get them with cheap HDD - Laptops also have cheap HDD except laptops break a lot faster. Durable laptops need SSD, and that's what the Pixel has.

 

Should I get it? All I have to do is buy the product, open terminal, and paste "sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce" into the terminal to get Xubuntu running. Adding the "xfce" in the end will install the XFCE environment, equivalent to installing Xubuntu. You can also do KDE and get Kubuntu, or type in Unity and get plain, clean, Ubuntu.

 

Any suggestions? 



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Posted 21 May 2016 - 07:31 PM

You should have left a link to the exact computer you are looking at.


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#3 DanieI

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 01:21 PM

You should have left a link to the exact computer you are looking at.

Here. https://store.google.com/product/chromebook_pixel_2015?sku=chromebook_pixel_2015_16gb&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-sem&utm_medium=desktop&utm_content=plas&utm_campaign=pixelCB&gl=us&gclid=CP_-kpim7swCFcUmhgodW5IB8w



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 03:37 PM

Impressive but I would go with something else personally.  I will have to read up more on it later tonight.  I would buy a Windows pc, buy a new SSD to go in it and dual boot with Linux. 


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:46 PM

Impressive but I would go with something else personally.  I will have to read up more on it later tonight.  I would buy a Windows pc, buy a new SSD to go in it and dual boot with Linux. 

I don't know. This comes with 64 GB SSD and you can dual boot linux on it for free. It's extremely lightweight as well and has a backlit keyboard. Don't forget it's i7 as well..


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 08:59 PM

"12.85" display" Hahaha, that's not a computer that's a toy lol, just kidding.

 

Nice graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Integrated)

 

Yes, super light but it's only 12.85"  I really like the power cord on the left, that's nice for a right hand-er using a mouse. 

 

USB-C! Pretty cool

 

This might be the future but for how I would stick with mainstream, that's just me.  You might be able to learn how to use and work on one of these and make some money doing so as they become more widely used.

 

All in all it's a good value if you don't mind being tied to all google stuff, I'll need to learn more about this soon.


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 07:30 PM

Just for fun, take a peek at this little beauty.  It might not be good for linux Dual Booting either but it isssssss eye candy and quite powerful.  Take a look at that 256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD

 

http://store.hp.com/us/en/mdp/Laptops/spectre-355003--1#!&Tab=vao

 

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