Meet Google’s New Chromebook Pixel Laptop


Chromebook Pixel

The Chromebook Pixel has been announced by Google and and prices start at $999 for the notebook that is loaded up with an Intel 5th Generation Core i5 ‘Broadwell’ processor, 8G RAM and a 32GB SSD. If you wanted to spend a little more money you can shell out another $300 and upgrade the internals to feature an Intel 5th Generation Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and a larger 64GB SSD! Spending $1299 on a laptop might price this model out of the market for some folks, but it’s not a bad price considering all the latest and greatest hardware stuff inside. The loaded up model is solder under the LS acronym, which stands “Ludicrous Speed”. And even with all that power you’ll be able to get 12 hours of battery life.

The Chromebook Pixel is one of the very first notebooks on the market to feature USB Type-C ports, which is the latest high-speed USB connector. This connector can be used for charging, data transfers and display output. The Chromebook Pixel is certainly not a slouch when it comes to the hardware inside that powers it, but it also features a nice 12.85-inch touchscreen display that has a screen resolution of 2560 x 1700 and a wider color gamut than any other laptop from Google.

The Chromebook Pixel is available for purchase starting today in the U.S. on the new Google Store for $999 and $1299 for the LS version. Below you’ll find the video overview of the Chromebook Pixel along with the tech specs!

Chromebook Pixel Tech Specs:

  • Size – 11.7 x 8.8 x 0.6 (297.7mm x 224.55mm x 15.3mm)
  • Weight – 3.3lbs (1.5Kg)
  • Touch screen – 12.85″ display with a media-friendly 3:2 aspect ratio, 2560 x 1700, at 239 PPI, 400 nit brightness, 178 extra-wide viewing angle
  • Processor and memory – Intel Core i5 processor, 2.2GHz, 8GB memory or Intel Core i7 processor, 2.4GHz, 16GB memory
  • Battery – Up to 12 hours of battery life
  • Inputs – Multi-touch screen, Backlit Chrome keyboard, Fully clickable, etched-glass trackpad
  • Ports and connectors – 2x USB Type-C (up to 5Gbps data, 4K display out with optional HDMI or DisplayPort adapter, 60W charging), 2x USB 3.0 Standard A, SD card reader, Headphone/mic combo
  • Camera – 720P HD wide angle camera with blue glass
  • Storage – 32GB or 64GB of flash storage
  • Wireless – Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260, 802.11ac (supports a/b/g/n/ac), 2.4 and 5GHz, 2×2 spatial streams, Bluetooth 4.0 BR/EDR/LE Smart Ready controller
  • Audio – High power stereo speakers, Built-in microphone, Headphone/mic combo
  • Graphics – Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Integrated), Supports 4K video output over DisplayPort or HDMI with optional Type-C video adapter cable
  • Charger – Universal Type-C USB Charger, 60W