Google Chromebook Pixel

The Google Chromebook Pixel is a new direction from all the previous Chromebooks we've seen. Instead of the normal budget based affair we're accustomed to the Chromebook Pixel is a premium laptop with premium specs to match. The highlight is the Gorilla Glass-covered screen: with a 12.85-inch, 2560 x 1700 touchscreen panel. With a Core i5 processor — rather than an ARM or Intel Atom chip — as well Intel HD 4000 graphics and 4GB of RAM, this Chromebook should have a similar amount of performance to existing Windows ultrabooks.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: February 2013
  • Price at launch: $1,299.00

Verge Review

"Disposable." When Eric Schmidt and Google first introduced Chrome OS, its operating system designed for desktop and laptop PCs, they kept using that word. Schmidt promised cheap devices that were essentially interchangeable — when all the computing power, storage, and apps come from the internet, because the entire operating system is just a slightly modified version of the Chrome browser, why build good hardware? Google even claimed to be entertaining the idea of selling you a...

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Basic Specs

Thickness .64 inches
Weight 3.35 pounds
Operating system Chrome OS
Screen size (diagonal) 12.85 inches
Touch technology Capacitive
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Width 11.72 inches
Depth 8.84 inches
Thickness .64 inches
Weight 3.35 pounds
Color Silver / Black
Software
Operating system Chrome OS
Display (base)
Screen size (diagonal) 12.85 inches
Display surface Glossy
Technology IPS LCD
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 2560 px
Resolution (Y) 1700 px
PPI 239
Touch technology Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Keyboard
Type Chiclet
Backlit Yes
Number pad No
Mouse
Type(s) Trackpad
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i5
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.8 GHz
GPU (base)
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Memory
Base RAM size 4 GB
Storage
Base drive type Flash (SSD)
Base drive capacity 32 GB
Max. config SSD 64 GB
Card reader Yes
Card reader support SD, MMC
Audio
Speakers 2
Webcam
Video resolution 720p
Port options
USB 2
Mini DisplayPort 1
3.5mm mic / headphone combo 1
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi options 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 3.0
LTE Optional
Battery
Size 59 Wh
Quoted time 5 hr
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