Looks like Apple is not the only company that is revealing a new laptop with a premium price and a higher-resolution display. Like the fresh 12-inch MacBook, the new Google Chromebook Pixel is coming with some features that will please its customers. The second-gen of the Pixel looks mostly the same and the first generation. But this doesn’t mean that its design isn’t gorgeous.
Both Pixels have the same Chrome US, but the original comes with the ambitious price of 1,299 dollars, while the new Chromebook starts from 999 dollars. With great improvements to Chrome OS and a good focus on cloud and browser-based support from services and apps, the Chromebook seems to be a good competitor on the market. The new Pixel comes with hardware updates, such as an Intel Core I5 processor, Intel’s new fifth generation of Core CPUs and the addition of dual USB-C ports, which can be used for accessories and charging. Google made a good move putting one port on each side, so the user can easily charge from any angle. Dual USB-C ports are welcomed, compared with the Apple’s new MacBook which includes only one port.
It comes with the same 13-inch screen, 2,560 by 1,700 pixel resolution display, as the previous model. There is also a pair of USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot. Looks like the older hardware and USB keys come also on this laptop. However, it might be too early for USB-C, so the user will need optional adapters to connect to an external display. If the laptop is paired with DisplayPort adapter or HDMI, it can output at 4K. Google declared that the display offers and improves sRGB color gamut, for better color accuracy. Like the original model, Pixel comes with a 400-nit brightness and the screen density of 239 pixels per inch. This will make it very pleasurable for reading.
Other interior updates are: a 2.2GHz 5th-Generation Intel Core i5 processor, powered by 8GB of Ram and 32GB of storage. Unfortunately, such a high-end laptop loses a lot of its functionality once it’s off Wi-Fi.