Google unveils ‘Pixel’ Chromebook
Google has launched its latest Chromebook, the Pixel, which is the most powerful and expensive cloud-based portable so far, costing three to four times more than existing models. Pixel runs the Google’s Chrome OS Linux-based on an 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 processor and features 4GB RAM and 32GB with wi-fi model and 64GB with LTE model flash storage that’s backed up with a 1TB Google Drive for three years.A stand-out feature is the bright 12.85-inch screen that sports 2,560 by 1,700 pixel resolution and a wide, 178 degree viewing angle that runs off the processor’s Intel HD 4000 graphics.
It is a touch screen with Corning Gorilla glass and has an industry-leading 239 pixels per inch density. Other prominent features are a promised five-hour battery life, double USB 2.0 ports, memory card slot and a mini Display port connector and HD camera. On the Google Chrome blog, the company says that the Pixel has been optimized for speed and promises the Chromebook “boots up in seconds and never slows down and the Pixel requires almost no set-up or maintenance and has built-in virus protection. The Chromebook Pixel will retails for US$1299 for the wi-fi only version and US$1499 for an LTE variant. You can watch the clip below for more.