It's been a week now since Google unveiled the Chromebook Pixel, and the reactions have settled into a rough consensus: nice laptop, but not for you.
"The Chromebook Pixel is just too much machine for the software," the Wirecutter's Nathan Edwards writes in a representative take. At CNET, Seth Rosenblatt's review makes a similar point: "the Chromebook Pixel's high price and cloud OS limitations make it impossible to recommend for the vast majority of users."
All of which raises the question -- why release it? Surely Google knew that by introducing a high-end
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Understanding Cloud Services
February 27, 2013
“Cloud services,” “cloud computing,” “cloud storage,” and “in the cloud” are all terms used when talking about “the cloud.” Even some reading this article might find it challenging to provide a universal definition to describe cloud-based services.
CEA recently surveyed American adults to better understand how consumers perceive cloud-based services. We looked to better understand how familiar they are with the cloud, what cloud-based services they currently use and what services they will potentially use in the future.
As consumers look to familiarize themselves with cloud-based offerings; manufacturers, retailers, app developers and/or service providers will need to learn how to communicate best what “the cloud” is and its value proposition in order to both effectively advertise and as well as sell cloud services.