Google announces Chromebook Pixel, with Core i5 1.8 GHz, touch screen 2,560 x 1,700 and a price of $ 1,299

Google Chromebook Pixel
Just a few hours, came news of a possible range-topping Chromebook already would rear its high resolution touch screen through the door. Well, before we launch this news with the rest of the rumors circling around Google, the Mountain View company has made it official. The above this is the new Pixel Chromebook, a laptop anodized aluminum and 1.52 kg

Conceived more than any other previous Chromebook for internet browsing and squeeze all you can give the network of networks, using a touch screen 12.85 inches with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,700 pixels (that are 239 dpi) and a brightness of 400 nits.

This internet window hardware complements of unprecedented potency as styled to the family Chromebook. Its central processor is Intel Core i5 1.8 GHz, with the company of 4 GB of RAM. Two are local storage options: 32 or 64 GB, both logically SSD format, though Google will offer a free virtual extension with 1 TB of space on Drive service for three years. At least in the U.S., domestic capacity will also define the range step, because while the 32GB model will be WiFi only version with more storage space will come with an LTE connection in collaboration with the operator Verizon, which offer various data plans to buyers.

The rest of the features are equally noteworthy Pixel, especially considering that so far all machines Chromebooks were quite stark. Take the case of the microphone, which is actually not one but three, using a special micro under the keys to reduce the pounding in the background during your conversations. Also noteworthy is the backlit keyboard, theoretically more comfortable and less prone to exhaust your fingers after long sessions of writing, while the trackpad is glass-like. The rest is more common, with a 720p camera, a microphone and headphone jack, the essential card reader, two USB ports and … no Ethernet port view. The Pixel is a portable wireless eminently so go used to the idea. We can not complete the technical review without indicating that the battery of 59 Wh allowed to work for five hours (officially, at least), without being great, can be compared to some extent with the records of the first Ultrabooks touch.

The new Chromebook Pixel longer bookable through U.S. Google Play, at prices of $ 1,449 for 1299 and the 32 GB WiFi (to be delivered next week) and 64 GB LTE (available in April) . The UK is currently the only country outside the U.S. where it will be available, where appropriate, will be the only model available Pixel of 32 GB, which will be priced at 1049 pounds.

No, your eyes do not deceive you: besides being the most stylish and powerful Chromebook to date, the Pixel is also the most expensive, entering in full field actually Ultrabook. A highly risky gamble for Google when you consider that one of the great strengths of Chromebooks is that generally are priced so low that invite to ignore their limited potential. Will the Pixel convince the public that Chrome OS can also compete in the upper segments? Tell us what you think in the comments.

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