The launch of Google's Chromebook Pixel was announced yesterday. With the success and pure class of the Nexus 4 we’re rather looking forward to getting one here at OnRecycle (shipping begins next week – hurrah!)
The first touchscreen laptop has been ‘largely built by Google with components that are manufactured globally’. The first Chromebook laptop was built by Samsung and went on sale in the summer of 2011, followed by one by Acer, Lenovo and HP; but this one is expected to be streets ahead. The Pixel runs on the latest version of Google’s Chrome Operating System which is built on three core factors:
And apparently this light sliver of magic is cracking in all three of these areas.
It will set you back £1,049 which is a rather hefty price-tag, I grant you, especially for something as thin as 0.64"! It has a 12.85” display with a resolution of 2560x1700 and 239ppi (the highest of any laptop on the market). "Packed with 4.3 million pixels, the display offers sharp text, vivid colours and extra-wide viewing angles”, said the company.
The body is made from aluminium alloy; the vents and screws are invisible which gives it a really neat appearance; the touchpad is made from etched glass which ensures pin-point accuracy and the Gorilla Glass display means that the screen is pretty hardy and able to cope with the everyday lumps and bumps of life. Sounds pretty darned impressive to us.
It comes with 4GB of RAM but is unusual in that it comes with 1 terabyte of Google Cloud storage. It is powered from a Dual Core 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 Chip.
"Chromebooks have struggled for relevance to date, stuck between comparably-priced but entertainment-centric tablets - many of which run Android - and more functional PCs," CCS Insight analyst Geoff Blaber. “[The new computer] won't transform its prospects but Google will hope it serves as a flagship device that has a halo effect for the broader portfolio."
Blimey, we certainly hope so.
Check out this video to take a proper look at the thing... Rather amazing, isn't it?
If you do want to treat yourself to one of these slivers of technological brilliance then don't forget to recycle an old gadget here with us at OnRecycle to help fund your purchase. It's also pretty damn good for the environment. Like us on Facebook too if you're happy with our service. You'll be able to keep up with all the latest techy news then, aswell. Good times! ;)