Google has officially launched Chromebook Pixel, the latest notebook to run Google’s Chrome operating system. This is the company’s first Chromebook to come with a touchscreen display, it was built for the web and presently holds the title of best-designed and most expensive Chromebook to date.
It features an anodized aluminum alloy body construction, equipped with a 12.85-inch display with a super high resolution of 2560×1700 at 239ppi, making it the laptop with the highest resolution screen on the market. Other than its awesome resolution, it comes with 400 nits of brightness, 178-degree viewing angle and it provides smooth touch interaction and is protected with a 0.55mm layer of Gorilla Glass.
The Pixel is powered by Intel’s Core i5 1.8GHz processor, there’s an integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics cards, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of 64GB SSD for storage, and a SD/MMC card reader. All purchase of the Pixel also comes with a 1TB Google Drive storage for three years, it supports Bluetooth 3.0 and dual-band WiFi 802.11b/g/n connectivity, and LTE is available only on 64GB model.
Other specifications includes an integrated 720p HD webcam, three microphones to cancel out surrounding noise, stereo speakers, backlit Chrome keyboard, etched-glass touchpad, two USB 2.0 ports and a battery that promises up to 5 hours from a single charge. The first model will begin shipping next week, available in two models; the 32GB WiFi-only model goes for $1299 and the 64GB WiFi+LTE model goes for $1449 and will start shipping in April.