Yes, the Google Chromebook Pixel, at $1,299 for the Wi-Fi-only model, is quite expensive. But, in Linus Torvalds, Linux’s creator, it’s found a powerful friend. Why? Torvalds explained, “To make a long story short: it’s all about the screen.“
Torvalds has always loved the Chromebook Pixel’s display. He praised it for its “beautiful screen” when he first started using it. It wasn’t Chrome OS — Google’s lightweight Linux that uses the Chrome Web browser for its interface — or the Pixel’s other hardware. For him it really is all about the screen.