Google just unveiled the fanciest new laptop in its lineup of Chromebooks, the Chromebook Pixel. It looks not unlike Apple’s MacBook Pro—with its all-aluminum exterior and high-resolution glass screen—and costs about the same, starting at $1299. It also has a touchscreen.
The growing popularity of Google Chromebooks doesn't directly translate into more revenue for Google. Google executives reminded Wall Street analysts of that fact on the company's conference call on Thursday.
The laptops made by Acer and Samsung will be loaded with Google's Chrome operating system, which stores all files on the Web rather than on the computer.Google Inc. launched an ambitious challenge to rivals Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp.
By The Stock Stooge:Since Google (GOOG) first unveiled Chrome OS in 2009, it has been met with significant skepticism. Why buy a system that runs only one browser when you can buy a Microsoft (MSFT) Windows computer that runs that same browser and more?