1 Huge Flaw That Could Crush Sales of the Chromebook Pixel

Each day brings fresh proof that Google wants to be more like Apple . File the new Chromebook Pixel as the latest piece of evidence.

Sporting a shiny aluminum casing and sharp details, Google's latest attempt to get consumers to do 100% of their computing on the Web is, at $1,299, marginally more expensive than Apple's entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro and a similarly configured MacBook Air.

Can Google earn the premium, or will consumers choose to shop elsewhere? In the following video, Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova argues that a key design flaw could hurt sales. Please watch, and then leave a comment to let us know what you think.


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