Google has officially introduced the Chromebook Pixel, a high-resolution touchscreen laptop running Google's Chrome OS.
Speed has been a core tenet of Chromebook since the beginning. It is powered by Intel Core i5 dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz speed paired with 4GB of RAM along with Intel HD 4000 graphics.
The standout feature of the Chromebook Pixel is its display. It features a 12.85-inch touchscreen display with 2560×1700 pixels resolution at 239 pixels per inch and has aspect ratio of 3:2. Google claims the display as the "highest pixel density of any laptop screen on the market today," as reported by IGN.
It also features a carved glass touchpad. The company experimented "with different surface textures under a microscope" before finalizing the fine texture.
The Chromebook Pixel is specially built keeping in mind an increased focus on cloud-computing. Google offers 1TB of Google Drive cloud storage right out of the box for every user of the Pixel.
The Pixel comes in two variants; Wi-Fi only model and built-in LTE model. Both the models feature 720p webcam, dedicated microphone and invisible speakers under the keyboard.
It also comes with selection of ports for connectivity, including, Wi-Fi dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, two USB 2.0 jacks, a mini display port, 3.5mm headset jack and a SD card slot but lacks HDMO port.
The Chromebook Pixel Wi-Fi only model goes on sale starting from Friday for $1,299 on Google Play while the LTE version will be available in April for $1,499.
Google partnered with Verizon to offer 100 MB per month of mobile broadband for two years and Internet provider GoGo will offer 12 free in-flight Wi-Fi sessions.
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