Google introduces the Chromebook Pixel, an Ultrabook, MacBook Air competitor
Rumors about a higher-end Google Chromebook were floating around the web these past few days and today we get the official word from Google. The Chromebook pixel is very real and available right now- although at a price level that doesn't make sense.
The Acer and Samsung Chromebooks cost $199 and $249 (AED 730 and 915) which makes the $1300 or AED 4775 figure of Chrome Pixel a bit hard to swallow. Yes, it has much better specs and people spend that much on Windows or Mac laptops but that's because you already have a full suite of applications available for these platforms. The Google Chrome OS is still very much in its infancy stage.
The hardware is configuration is nice with an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB or RAM and 64/128GB of SSD storage. What is definitely worth lusting after is the 12.85" touchscreen with an insanely high resolution of 2560 x 1700 which gives it a PPI of 239 which is a bit higher that the 13" MacBook Pro with a 227 ppi. A model equipped with LTE will also be coming up in the next couple of months with a price tag of $1450. Google is justifying the price by providing the buyer with 1TB of cloud storage free for three years.