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It has, however, been 30 days. The honeymoon is over at this point, and it’s time to reflect as well as look forward. Is a Chromebook really considerable as a standalone device? Issues don’t escape Chrome OS, as I found recently, but they also don’t define it.

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Yesterday, a strange thing happened to me. In the course of having a Google Talk chat, the Chrome notification center on my Chromebook Pixel popped up with the message. I’d never seen the notification center before, and it was a one-off pop-up not seen after that singular message.

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If we’re going to consider this as a solo machine, we’ll have to tackle the issue of work productivity. If there is one compromise that simply can’t be made, it’s here. You can’t very well stop doing something just because a Chromebook won’t, but you may also be surprised at what is possible.

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There is a line of code present in Chrome that mentions Android, lending credence to the panic. Google is saying nothing, as usual, so we’re still left to wonder why that statue is there, and what (if anything) it means.

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The Chromebook Pixel is the new darling of the Chrome world, meant specifically for developers and those who are in the market for a high-end device. In engaging in this project, I made the Pixel my only device. After five days of extensive testing, it’s time for a full hardware review. Is it worth the steep price tag, or should you leave this one alone?

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The premium Chromebook Pixel was an exciting announcement for Google and Chrome OS lovers the world over. Long have we wanted a really good Chromebook, and been confused time and again by low-end, high cost devices.