Google Chromebook Pixel; or how do you put a price on the Web?

First off: How great are leaks, and all the buzz and over analysis that follow?

What’s in a price tag? That’s the main question to ask when it comes to Google’s new, in-house designed Chromebook Pixel, now available. At $1,299, it’s definitely a steep price for a product that comes with untested technology, design and, more importantly, an Operating System (Chrome OS) that is both compelling and polarizing, with an ecosystem not quite as robust as it should, or could be. It is, however, the right move for Google to make.

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