Even though Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) high-end Chromebook Pixel has a curious value proposition, rumor has it that Acer is following suit with its own touch-based Chromebook. The Pixel is priced at the premium end of the market at $1,300, significantly higher than the $300 or so that other Chromebooks cost, making it something of an anomaly. Chromebooks remain a small market segment, and within that touchscreen Chromebooks are an even smaller niche.
Still, even though Acer's rumored entry would compete with Google, the search giant is still happy to have more OEMs on its side helping to promote Chrome OS. More choices among Chrome devices will ultimately help Google if it spurs consumer adoption, although the mainstream market may still not be ready to migrate its entire digital life into the cloud.
In this segment of Tech Teardown, Erin Kennedy discusses a possible rival to the Pixel with Jamal Carnette and Evan Niu, CFA.
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