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CNET Looks at Google's New Chromebook Pixel Laptop

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Over at CNET, Stephen Shankland looks at Google’s just-released Chromebook Pixel, a high-end laptop running the company’s Web-focused Chrome OS. Whereas previous Chromebooks have been sold at the low end of the laptop price spectrum, the Chromebook Pixel costs $1,299 (Wi-Fi) or $1,499 (Wi-Fi plus LTE, for more-widespread connectivity) and boasts a 12.85-inch, 2560-by-1700-pixel touch screen that’s visually comparable to the screen of Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. It’s driven by a dual-core 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, and features a 32 GB SSD, 4 GB of RAM, two USB ports, a headphone-microphone jack, SD card slot, and Mini DisplayPort for connecting to an external display.favicon follow link

 

Comments about CNET Looks at Google's New Chromebook Pixel Laptop

Eolake Stobblehouse   An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2013-02-21 18:19
The very economical web-book makes sense to me. But for over one grand, I want a machine which can run real apps and hold the files!
Eolake Stobblehouse   An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2013-02-22 22:12
,,, But I have a strong feeling that this machine is not meant to be a hit, or even profitable. It is simply meant to be a prestige machine, it is meant to boost the public perception of the Google Chrome OS. They want it to be thought of as a serious alternative, not as a cheap one.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-02-23 08:21
I think that's a fair characterization - to this point the Chromebooks have been very cheap, and while there's a role for cheap hardware, it's easy to see why Google would want to showcase how Chrome OS would work on a nice machine.