Gone are the days when Chromebooks and ChromeOS was considered a budget friendly replacement for conventional laptops. Google has entered the premium segment of high-end laptop computers with its newest offering – Chromebook Pixel.
Where do you see yourself with a Chromebook that costs so much? Not something we have a satisfactory answer for. This Chromebook is made out of high quality aluminium and weighs 1.52kg and 16.2mm thick.Under the hood, the Chromebook Pixel is powered by a 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and Intel HD 4000 graphics. Data is stored on a high performance SSD with 32 GB of storage capacity.
Moving on to where it gets it name from , The Chromebook pixel packs a 12.8 inch capactive touchscreen display with a staggering resolution of 2560*1700 pixels. Do the math and you find it hs a ppi of 239 which is more that its contender Macbook Pro which now gets a second place for it’s display for a 227 ppi.
The Chromebook Pixel also has a 720p webcam, Backlit Chrome keyboard, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports, mini Display port, SD/MMC card reader and Google also offers 1TB of Google Drive cloud storage for three years along with the Chromebook pixel.
For $1,499 Google throws in 64GB of SSD storage alongwith LTE connectivity. On an honest note, why would one spend $1,299 which runs a browser with bookmarks on the internet on a high-res display? We have a million options if you plan to spend that kind of money on a laptop, one’s that run much more than just web apps.