With the Chromebook Pixel, Google has unveiled a high-end Chromebook. It is a high-resolution 13-inch touch screen, 2560 x 1700 pixel display.
So far, Google’s Chromebooks made by manufacturers such as Samsung and Acer to sell, and the rather low prices from $ 249. With the new Chromebook Pixel, Google goes another way: On the one hand, Google has developed it themselves, on the other hand, it is more than $ 1,000 more expensive than Samsung’s cheap version.
Fitted is the Chromebook Pixel with a 12.85-inch screen in 3:2 format, as most digital cameras use. It has an extremely high pixel density of 239 dots per inch, and arrives at a resolution of 2,560 x 1,700 pixels – a total of approximately 4.3 million pixels. Here is the display of points of view to be readable to 178 degrees. By comparison, Apple Macbooks with Retina display will be 220 to 227 pixels per inch.
The housing is made of anodized aluminum, which is to produce a very robust and high quality impression. The touchpad consists of an etched glass plate. So that the impression is not disturbed by details, the fans were hidden and placed the speakers in the back-lit keyboard. Also screws should not be visible.
In addition, the Chromebook Pixel has webcam with a resolution of 720p and three microphones that allow ambient noise to be filtered out.
The processor is a Core i5 from Intel, the 4 GB of RAM available to the side. In addition, 32 GB flash memory are integrated, the buyer Chromebooks will also receive 1 TB of cloud storage. WLAN supports Pixel after 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, version 3.0. In the U.S. there is also a version with an integrated LTE modem type for the network of Verizon.
The Chromebook Pixel in the U.S. and Britain sold immediately through Google Play. The Wi-Fi version will be delivered in the coming week, the LTE version from April 2013. The price of the Chromebook Pixel in the Wi-Fi version will be available in 1299, or $ 1,049 British pounds. The LTE version will cost 1449 U.S. dollars.