Google has launched Chromebook Pixel, a new high-end 13-inch touch screen laptop that offers a 2560×1700 resolution display. So far, Samsung, Acer, Lenovo and HP were manufacturing low priced Chromebooks for Google. The new Chromebook is developed by search giant itself, and is $1,000 more expensive than the Samsung’s cheapest Chromebook.
The Chromebook Pixel packs a 13-inch display panel with high resolution of 2560×1700 pixels, a total of approximately 4.3 million pixels that not only looks good but also is touch based. Google claims Chromebook Pixel as “the highest pixel density of any laptop screen on the market today” with its extremely high pixel density of 239ppi, slightly more than Apple’s MacBooks with high resolution Retina displays. It also offers a viewing angle of 178 degrees.
The exterior is made of anodized aluminum resulting in a very robust and high quality impression. Its thickness measures 16.2 mm and weighs 1.52 Kg. The touchpad is made from etched glass, fans are hidden, and speakers are seamlessly placed under the back-lit keyboard. Also, screws are hidden giving a perfect finish.
In Addition, the Chromebook Pixel has a webcam with a resolution of 720p and three microphones that allow ambient noise to be filtered out.
The Chromebook Pixel features an Intel Core i5 processor with 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB integrated solid state flash memory and buyers will get 1 TB of cloud storage from Google. It also sports WLAN 802.11/1/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and integrated LTE modem that will deliver fast connectivity across Verizon network.
Google has started selling Chromebook Pixel in the US and Britain via Google Play. The Wi-Fi version will be delivered in the coming week, and the LTE version from April 2013. The Wi-Fi of version of the Chromebook Pixel will cost $1,299 in the U.S. and £1,049 in U.K. while the LTE version will sell for $1499.