The Chromebook Pixel is real, and really expensive. It's been rumored for a few weeks, and just yesterday we heard from the WSJ and one of their people close to the matter about a touchscreen Chromebook, but Google took all doubt away a few minutes ago and put the Pixel up for sale at Google Play.
It starts at a whopping $1300 for the Wifi only model, and in April we will see an LTE enabled model for $1450. This is a far cry from the affordable computer we usually think of when we think about the Chromebooks of old. So, what do you get for your 1300 dollars?
- 12.85-inch, 400 nit display at 2560 x 1700 resolution (239 PPI)
- Gorilla Glass multi-touch screen
- 32 GB storage
- Backlit Chrome keyboard
- HD Webcam
- 2 x USB 2.0 ports
- Mini display port
- 2-in-1 card reader supporting: SD, MMC
- Intel Core i5 Processor (Dual Core 1.8GHz)
- Intel HD Graphics 4000
- 4 GB DDR3 RAM
- 59 Wh battery
Sounds like quite the piece of gear, but are people going to spend $1300 on it? We're not so sure about that. Tell us what you think in the comments. Hit the break for the official product video.
Source: Google Chrome blog