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Chromebook Pixel is Here – Will You Pay This Much To Live In The Cloud?

Chromebook Pixel FrontThe Chromebooks just keep coming. Google has officially announced the Google Chromebook Pixel. This is the Chromebook on a whole other level. So what are some standout features on this Chromebook? Why is the price so high?

Here’s why this isn’t your regular Chromebook:


Chromebook Pixel DensityCrisp and Clear Display

This is not your average display. Vivid colors and clear text are displayed beautifully thanks to the 4.3 million pixels working together displaying a resolution of 2560 x 1700. This means good viewing angles on the 12.8 inch screen.

You’re not only paying for a crisp display; you’re paying for the touch-enabled Gorilla Glass fused screen.



Hardware, Design, and Ports

From the pictures, it looks sleek and clean. It definitely has a sophisticated look. With a back-lit keyboard and seamless body; others might never know that this is a Chromebook.  It has a built in camera with noise cancelling mic. With multi-finger touch and other gestures to ease everyday use; you might make this your main laptop.

Ports include:

  • 2 USB 2.0
  • Mini display port
  • 2-in-1 card reader SD/MMC

Chromebook Pixel Swipe


Storage and Processing and Connectivity

Since this is for those who basically live online; you get one terabyte of free storage on Google Drive for three years.

Powered by an Intel i5 processor and 4 GB DDR3 RAM; you’re guaranteed fast speeds and great multitasking capabilities. This means fast boot-ups and low maintenance. Google claims the battery to last up to five hours.

A version with LTE will be released soon (with Verizon). For an unspecified time it will come with 100 megabytes per month for two years and for those travelers out there; GoGo offers twelve in flight Wi-Fi sessions.


Price and Availability

As I stated before; this isn’t your regular Chromebook. With a starting price of $1,299 in the US for the 32GB Wi-Fi only version; you’re paying for the upgrades in screen quality and hardware. The 64GB LTE/Wi-Fi version is $1,499.

You can get the Chromebook Pixel at the Google Play Store and select Best Buy stores (the ones in Manhattan, New York are Midtown Manhattan, Chelsea, and 86th and Lexinton Ave).

I have the Samsung Chromebook. Of course it’s nowhere near the same specs when it comes to display and hardware; but it gets the job done. Google claims that the Chromebook Pixel is “The Chromebook Pixel is a laptop that brings together the best in hardware, software, and design to inspire future innovation.”

Is the laptop worth all the extra money? Are you willing to live completely in the cloud? 


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