If the Chromebook Pixel 2 had a M.2 PCI-e SSD and good Linux support it would beat the shit out of the MacBook Air.
>you will never own the perfect laptop
>great 12 hour battery life
>GOAT 3:2 IPS 2560x1700 display
>x2 USB type C along with x2 USB 3.0
>i7 with 16GB of RAM, ideal for VMs
>sexy as fuck angular design
Why did Google choose to fuck it up so hard
and yet in a different thread i've read that it's a pain in the ass to do so, and even then it requires you to fuck with it every startup to work properly. if one can get a proper distro on one of these things, i'm more than interested.
I run full arch in a chroot of chromeos on my c720. You can also erase chromeos entirely and install full distros through seabios on most models. The only annoyance is on boot you have to press alt+l to bring up Linux but it isn't a big deal or even very annoying.
Download crouton from the github page, sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t "your WM here", wait for it to install, enter username and pass, sudo startYourWMName. Now you have a live Linux instance you can switch to using ctrl+alt+shift+forward button and back button to go between chrome and your choice.
Ctrl+d on startup to accept dev mode is all it takes, along with the start command to restart the crouton instance.
Its really quite easy. Even more so than a normal Linux install.
Adding a 256GB SD card to Pixel 2 seems like a good idea.
I know that it'd be slower, but probably fast enough for media.
I'm waiting for more people to buy Pixel 2 so I can hear how the pure Linux experience is -- no interest in ChromeOS or this crouton thing here...
Soldered 64gb SSD Max. True polished turd Facebook terminal. Would rather be forced to use MacBook Air new.