As if to confirm Google Chromebook Pixel’s obscenely high price tag, Samsung has just made its new Series 7 Chronos available via Best Buy. This big boy is not only free of Chrome OS’ restrictions, but also larger and snappier than that.
Granted, the extra heft is not going to be considered an upside by everyone and the 15.6-inch touchscreen on the Chronos is far poorer than the one sported by the Pixel (Full HD nevertheless), but we still think the Win 8 laptop is the smarter choice.
Especially that it’s on sale at the moment at BB, going for $1,199 ($100 bucks off the list price). That buys you an Intel Core i7 processor clocked at 2.4 GHz, an AMD Radeon HD 8870M dedicated graphics card, 8 GB of RAM and an HDD with 1 full TB of storage.
The only important feature missing is the optical drive that’s traditionally found on 15-inchers, but that’s where Sammy had to sacrifice in order to keep this fellow’s weight down to 2.35 kg and thickness to 21 mm. Who wants one?