Google has just announced a new model of Chromebook. This system with better display, touchscreen, 2560×1700 resolution is called Chromebook Pixel. The 12.85” screen has the highest pixel density of any laptop, according to Google. The keyboard is also backlit, at last.
Apart from the other features which Google talks about often in the previous versions, this one is designed to offer better screen experience. At first glance it seems a direct competitor of Apple’s Retina MacBook Pro.
Right now it is very difficult to tell which is a better device when comparing the hardware of both the devices. Of course the Gorilla glass, 239 pixels per inch and multi-touch screen may be the decisive features for many users.
There is one department where Chromebook Pixel is definitely far behind the MacBook Pro and that is it’s battery. Google says it will give us 5 hours active time, whereas Apple claims 7 hours battery life on WiFi web.
The real reviews and analysis will start pouring in once the Pixel comes in the hands of customers. Meanwhile you can check out these complete specifications of Chromebook Pixel.
- 12.85″ display with a 3:2 aspect ratio
- 2560 x 1700 at 239 PPI
- 400 nit screen brightness
- 178° extra-wide viewing angle
- Gorilla® Glass multi-touch screen
- Backlit Chrome keyboard
- Clickable, etched-glass touchpad
- Integrated 720p HD camera
Size / weight
- 297.7 x 224.6 x 16.2 mm
- 3.35 lbs / 1.52 kg
- Machined from anodized aluminum
- Active cooling with no visible vents
- ENERGY STAR® certified
- Intel® Core™ i5 processor (Dual Core 1.8GHz)
- Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (Integrated)
- 2 x USB 2.0
- mini display port
- SD / MMC card reader
- 4GB DDR3 RAM
- One terabyte Google Drive cloud storage for three years1
- 32GB solid state drive (64GB on LTE model)2
- Combo headphone/mic jack
- Built-in microphone array
- Integrated DSP for noise cancellation
- Powerful stereo speakers tuned for clarity
- Up to 5 hours of active use (59 Wh battery)3
- Dual-band WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n 2×2
- Bluetooth® 3.0
- Built-in LTE modem (LTE model)
- $1299 for WiFi 32 GB Model
- $1449 for LTE 64 GB Model