Aside from new smartphones and gadgets, Google has also announced something for the laptop fans. Google has returned to the notebook market a year after it has discontinued the Chromebook Pixel. The new high-end Chromebook is called Pixelbook and starts at $999, while the top model costs $1,649. That is without the new Pixelbook Pen, a stylus designed specifically for this laptop that costs $99.
The laptop runs on Chrome OS that now supports Google Assistant and has a dedicated Assistant key.
In terms of design, it has a 12.3-inch Quad HD display with 3:2 aspect ratio and a 3-in-1 design, which allows you to use it as a laptop, tablet or prop it into tent mode. There is a thin backlit keyboard with soft-touch keys and a new trackpad that comes with special touch-processing algorithms to navigate accurately. Unfortunately, it is powered by 7th generation Intel Core i5/i7 processor.
Google Pixelbook specifications
- 12.3-inch (2400×1600 pixels) Quad HD LCD touchscreen display, 400 nits brightness, 72% NTSC color gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
- Backlit keyboard with 0.8 mm travel, Edge-to-edge trackpad
- 7th Gen Intel Core i5 / i7 processor, Intel integrated Graphics
- 8GB / 16GB RAM, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB (which also supports NVME) SSD
- HD webcam (720p at 60fps)
- Chrome OS
- 5 mm headphone jack, Dual speakers, 4 mics for noise cancellation
- TPM Chip for better on-device security
- Sensors: 3-axis Gyroscope/Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Hall Effect Sensor
- Dimensions: 290.4x 220.8 x 10.3mm; Weight: 1.1 kg
- Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 ac 2×2 (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2, 2 x USB-C for charging, 4K display output and data transfer
- 41Wh battery with up to 10 hours of usage, USB-C 45W fast charger (5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/2.25A)