Who is the New Chromebook For?

Dieter Bohn at The Verge, writing about the new 2015 Chromebook Pixel:

Unless you’re so deeply bought into Google’s vision of how the web and how computing should work that you’re willing to suffer through the parts that it’s not good at (yet?), it doesn’t make sense for you to spend upwards of a thousand dollars on a Pixel. And that’s how much this spare, beautiful machine with a high-resolution touchscreen costs: $999.

I don’t know who the new Chromebook Pixel is for, but I know that I want one.

I know exactly who this is for: the CEO and executives of a company who has bought into the Google Apps ecosystem. They don’t want to take a dinky cheap plastic Chromebook into a boardroom meeting.

A thousand bucks on the company credit card and you get a laptop that looks impressive anywhere? Sold.