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I still consider myself an Apple guy, but the Pixel is making me rethink what the MacBook Air experience should really be about.
I travel a lot and spend a lot of time outside of the office with clients. The Macbook Air has been my go-to device when I'm away from the office.
I have an Apple desktop that I use in the office. But the more I use the Pixel, the more I think the MacBook Air should be a true cloud experience. I hate having to worry about keeping two versions of the same operating system in sync (referring to my Apple Desktop and MacBook Air).
After using the Pixel for about a month just as I would my MacBook Air, here are some things I think that makes the Pixel a better choice for mobile professionals:
- My Pixel boots from cold (and restarts) faster.
- My Pixel updates with one button about every six weeks.
- My Pixel has a higher resolution screen.
- My Pixel has a touchscreen interface.
- My Pixel has LTE built in.
- My Pixel came with one terabyte of Cloud storage for three years.
- My Pixel can be restored by logging into a new Pixel quickly if necessary. (Less down time waiting for Time Machine to restore the device.)
- My Pixel has a cool light bar at the top that changes colors. (OK. I know this really doesn't matter, but it was worth mentioning.)
I know, I know. You can't edit Hollywood movies or record Platinum music albums on a Pixel. But you're not likely to do that on your MacBook Air either. And now that Apple has launch iWork for iCloud, I can do just about everything I need to do whether it's in Office, iWork, or Google Docs format.
If the MacBook Air is a second device for you to use when you're mobile, would you consider the Pixel?