Google launches Google Chromebook Pixel (Video)

Google has launches Google Chromebook Pixel in the US and UK. From their blog post and video, it seems that Google is now ready to shift to higer gear on Chromebooks.

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A few years ago (2010), when I was invited to Google office in Singapore for an introduction on Chromebooks, I had the impression that Chromebook will be cheap and dispensable. One of the reasons is that everything is in the Cloud. With proper Internet connections, you can simply ditch your Chromebook, get another one and everything you had will be there once you logged on to your Google account.

One year later, we saw some companies that started to produce Google Chromebooks and Google has also made progress in making sure that some features can work offline.

Now, in 2013, Google launches the Google Chromebook Pixel at a price that is higher than some laptops. The WiFi version ($1,299 U.S. and £1,049 U.K.) will start shipping next week and the LTE version ($1,449) will ship in the U.S. in April.

Of course, the quality is undeniably good. But for that price, many would argue that they will buy a full laptop. Are you convince to get a Chromebook Pixel today? I am not (for that price).

Here is a video from the Chromebook Pixel team.

If you want to check out more about Chromebook Pixel, click on the link below.

Click Here to Google Chromebook Pixel website

or you may want to read more from Google Chrome blog

Click Here to Read More from Google Chrome Blog

Here is the Full Specs if you are really interested.

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Specifications of Google Chromebook Pixel

Screen

  • 12.85″ display with a 3:2 aspect ratio
  • 2560 x 1700 at 239 PPI
  • 400 nit screen brightness
  • 178° extra-wide viewing angle

Inputs

  • 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

Industrial design

  • Machined from anodized aluminum
  • Active cooling with no visible vents
  • ENERGY STAR® certified

CPU

  • Intel® Core™ i5 processor (Dual Core 1.8GHz)
  • Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (Integrated)

Ports

  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • mini display port
  • SD / MMC card reader

Memory

  • 4GB DDR3 RAM

Storage

  • One terabyte Google Drive cloud storage for three years1
  • 32GB solid state drive (64GB on LTE model)2

Audio

  • Combo headphone/mic jack
  • Built-in microphone array
  • Integrated DSP for noise cancellation
  • Powerful stereo speakers tuned for clarity

Battery

  • Up to 5 hours of active use (59 Wh battery)3

Connectivity

  • Dual-band WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n 2×2
  • Bluetooth® 3.0
  • Built-in LTE modem (LTE model)

Goodies

  • One terabyte Google Drive cloud storage for three years1
  • 12 free sessions of GoGo® Inflight Internet
  • 100 MB/month for 2 years of mobile broadband from Verizon Wireless (LTE model). Carrier terms and conditions apply.
1 One terabyte of free storage is for 3 years, starting on the date you redeem the Drive offer. Learn more.
2 Actual storage will be less.
3 Battery life may vary based on usage or other conditions.

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