The Chromebook Pixel is a laptop that brings together the best in hardware, software, and design to inspire future innovation.
This Chromebook has the highest pixel density (239 pixels per inch) of any laptop screen on the market today. Packed with 4.3 million pixels work together to deliver crisp text, vivid colors, and extra wide viewing angles. The 12.85” screen has the highest pixel density of any laptop, and a 3:2 photographic format designed for the web puts every one of those pixels to good use. Touch makes it simple and intuitive to do things like organize tabs, swipe through apps and edit photos with the tip of your finger.
Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome says “This is about power users. Some of them buy Mac, some buy Windows 8. We wanted to make sure Chrome OS is in that segment” The high resolution touchscreen is designed to help developers build apps and services that work seamlessly across multiple devices.
The body of the Pixel is made from an anodized aluminum alloy to create a smooth and durable surface; vents are hidden, screws are invisible and the stereo speakers are seamlessly tucked away beneath the backlit keyboard. The touchpad is made from etched glass, analyzed and honed using a laser microscope to ensure precise navigation. The Pixel also has powerful, full-range speakers for crisp sound, a 720p webcam for clear video, and a total of three microphones designed to cancel out surrounding noise.
The software is designed to make access to web content simple. Specifications include an Intel i5 processor, a 32GB or 64GB solid state drive and one terabyte of Google Drive storage for three years. Battery life, despite the energy-sapping high resolution screen, is claimed to be 5 hours.
Pixel will be available to order from Google Play. 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.