First it appeard to be a hoax, the leaked video of the Google Pixel, but after a few days the leaders from Googleplex in Mountain View spoke, the Pixel is for real. And based on the specifications I would say this is a developers dream. A 3:2 aspect ratio, which means height, not width, a 2560x1700px 12.85-inch screen should offer a highly configurable screen with as much lines as your eyes can distinguish.
There is however a tiny problem, the computer runs ChromeOS, and as a developer who wants to run his own local servers, has his own database, installs packages and has Git running to version his source, it’s un-imaginable how one could do all that on an internetOS based on the Chrom browser.
Luckily, someone pointed me to the first patches to the linux-kernel submitted to have the computer recognised by the Linux-kernel. And that makes me happy and joyful. Can’t wait to take the train to London and grab me a Pixel. Yes, it’s expensive, has a ridiculously small SSD (because Google offers 3-years of 1TB on Google drive for free with the Pixel). But if my laptop dies on me now, this is the machine I would buy to replace it, and I would try to live with it’s quicks while going through the motions of installing Ubuntu and learn new programs to replace my Windows habbits.
The Pixel will be available only in the US and UK from april. As soon as it available it will appear in the 1200+ list of purchasable laptops.