From LinuxBSDos.com.Chromebook Pixel: Wow! Yes, wow, just wow.
I think I’m used to seeing Chromebooks in the $200 to $300 price range, so when Chromebook Pixel flashed on my RSS Feed reader, I was expecting another ARM-powered computer in that price range. What a shock!
Chromebook Pixel is Google’s latest offering in the computer hardware sector.
At an event in New York City this morning, Google announced the new HP Chromebook 11. The Chromebook 11 is a low-cost Chrome OS laptop, with an 11-inch, 1366 x 768 pixel IPS display and Chromebook Pixel inspired design. The new laptop, which Google is selling for $279, is available...
At an event in New York City this morning, Google announced the new HP Chromebook 11.
Last month when Google announced the new Chromebook Pixel, they promised an LTE equipped model would be available in April. Google is on track to live up to that promise as they have updated the Play Store order page for the top of the line Pixel laptop. Priced at $1,449 for the LTE version, Google indicates units will ship by April 8th.
The Chromebook Pixel is the best Chromebook ever made. As with all Chromebooks, that may mean nothing to you if you don’t like ChromeOS, but there can be little doubt that the Pixel is a beautiful piece of precision engineering that feels like a premium laptop that wouldn’t be out of place in any line-up of $1,000+ laptops.
Google’s new Chromebook Pixel is a curious device. While its beautiful, seamless hardware nearly justifies its $1,299 price tag, the Chrome OS (which only offers access to a limited pool of third-party apps and Google products, plus the Internet) does not.
In the specs department, both John and I are impressed. The Pixel has a 12.85-inch 2560 x 1700 touchscreen.
Just yesterday we covered a bit of speculation over whether or not Google would release touchscreen laptops this year. Apparently, Google took the hint and released a fairly powerful laptop dubbed the Chromebook Pixel in the Play Store. It’s a little different from the usual suspects in the Play Store, primarily because of the whopping $1299 price tag.