Google Pixelbook? Pfft. Apple’s iPad Pro 10.5 does more for less

“The Chromebook Pixel has enticed me for a couple of years, but it wasn’t until the launch of the Google Pixelbook that I pulled the trigger and ordered a $1,000+ Chromebook,” Matthew Miller writes for ZDNet. “However, I am likely returning it later this week.”

“The iPad Pro offers more for me than the Pixelbook,” Miller writes. “the Apple iPad Pro 10.5 has longer battery life, option for integrated LTE support, and stereo speakers that sound even better than the Pixelbook. In addition, the iPad Pro is available with a 10.5-inch display starting at $649 and with a 12.9-inch display at $799. The Pixelbook starts at $999 and goes up to $1,649…”

iPad Pro, in 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models, introduces the world’s most advanced display and breakthrough performance
iPad Pro, in 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models, introduces the world’s most advanced display and breakthrough performance

“Google has always lagged in tablet application support and, in my opinion, Google apps on Chromebooks should still be considered beta. These apps are not ready for full support on Chromebooks and it is a crapshoot as to whether or not your preferred app will work properly on a Chromebook… However, these apps work with perfect functionality on the Apple iPad Pro,” Miller writes. “There are plenty of good keyboards for the Apple iPad Pro that give it functionality similar to the Pixelbook, at an overall price less than the Pixelbook. I REALLY wanted to be able to justify the Pixelbook in my life, but after a fair and realistic comparison I just cannot do so at this time.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Another Google flop.

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  1. My daughter has a school issued chrome book. It’s a POS. I tried not to judge, but it really is. Can’t imagine paying more than a few hundred, at most, for one. Maybe the pixel book has better hardware. But who cares if it’s just a “dummy terminal” for google web services.

    1. First of all, antifa appears to be a radical fringe that has grown in opposition to white supremacy groups and similar radical organizations that found their recognition and political/social impact surging under the Trump candidacy and Administration. Unlike Trump, who has publicly courted and benefited from the support of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups, I know of no prominent Democrats who approve of, much less benefit from the support of, “antifa” groups.

      Secondly, why are you awkwardly attempting to conflate antifa and snoflakes [sic] with a preference for pixel books? If anything, I suspect that Trump supporters are more likely to purchase Google products.

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