The Chromebook Pixel is the latest Google product that runs Chrome OS. (If you do not know how Chrome OS feels like, the easiest to test run it is by downloading the Google Chrome browser and run it at full screen.)
People are aware of is the price of the device. Starting at $1,299 is not exactly cheap. An agreement among my friends are why should one buys a device that only runs a browser when you can buy a computer that can run any browsers plus other things.
It is not easy to argue with that.
However, I want to appreciate the bold move that the Google Chrome OS team take, which I feel it is similar with the Tesla’s direction.
Their similarity is to build the best.
Tesla did not build an all electric vehicle that is powerful enough to bring you from home to work. Tesla build a race vehicle that is powerful enough to compete with BMW.
Google Chrome OS team did the same. They build a computer that many press actually compare them with the high end laptops. A laptop that is powerful, a laptop that has the highest resolution, and a laptop that actually has a touch screen.
This attitude makes Tesla stand out from other motor companies and it certainly makes the Chrome OS stands out from the rest.