Google Chromebook Pixel announced for $1,299

February 21, 2013

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Today Google has just unveiled their brand new Chromebook Pixel. The rumors and leaks from earlier this month turned out to be accurate, and the Mountain View company has just detailed and launched the next evolution in Chromebooks. The Pixel certainly comes at a price, but has tons of amazing features you won't want to miss. Read on for more details.

The Chromebook Pixel has been build from top to bottom with ease of use and top-tier quality in mind -"Built for the web". Add in the simplicity of the Chrome OS and you have quite the machine. Until today most Chromebooks have been budget oriented, but this is taking a completely different approach and aiming right for Apple's MacBook lineup. Here's the specs:

The Chromebook Pixel features a 12.85-inch "Pixel" display with a 2560 x 1700 resolution, at 239 PPI - and should look simply amazing. Oh and did we mention that is a full touchscreen display. Yup! It's rocking a Gorilla Glass 2 protected multi-touch panel and should offer stunning viewing angles. Under the hood you'll be working with a 1.8 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 32GB SSD for storage, as well as a 64GB 4G LTE option. That isn't all either. With your purchase users get 1TB (1000GB) of free Google Drive cloud storage. Essentially putting anything and everything on the cloud. Then you'll get two USB 2.0 ports, Displayport, and full SD slot among other things.

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This is a premium Chromebook here folks. You get a glass-etched multitouch trackpad, back-lit Chrome keyboard, HD front facing webcam and more all weighing only 3.5 lbs. Google just dropped this bombshell on us so we're still digging through all of the details but you can learn more by heading to this link. This stunning and impressive looking Chromebook is available now on the Play Store from the link below for $1,299, and a Verizon 4G LTE powered version will be available in April from $1,449. More details coming soon.

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  • Gilbert Gonzalez

    This makes no sense. Why would i drop 1300 bucks on a laptop that functions just like a tablet. While I like the design, I’m really disappointed by the price. I’d rather take that 1300 and pick up a Windows laptop and be able to run anything, then throw chrome browser on it….which is pretty much the same thing as Chrome OS.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like Google and Chrome OS, but that price is just ridiculous considering all you have to give up. It won’t do anything the $249 Chromebook won’t do or $399 Nexus 10 for that matter.

    • Steve

      MADE IN USA.

      Google = made in USA.

      Apple MacBooks and Macs are ALL MADE IN CHINA.

      Only mac mini will be made in USA in 2014.

      • dwinsmith

        How does Google = Made in USA?? None of their other products are….

      • Gilbert Gonzalez

        I’m all for Made in the USA, but not when I’m dropping 1300 bucks for something I can do with a 400 tablet. Just makes no sense. I’m not an iSheep, i don’t see “retina display” and think that product is a godsend. Yes i like nice displays as much as the next person, but I’ve got to be able to use it to its full potential. Seem like kind of a waste to put all that hardware in the machine only to run a browser. What for?

      • Nisse

        you could install win 7 or Linux on it.. at least with the 64gb 4G version. 32gb would be too little for linux if you want anything installed. Also there is no saying Chrome OS won’t have more demanding applications in the future..

        The part I can’t fathom is why they would make something with ultrabook-like specs so heavy, and how anyone can refer to 3.5lb as being light.. also it’s even uglier than a macbook pro.. The only thing this has going for it is the display..

      • Nisse

        32 would be too little for windows I meant to say.