Google just introduced a high-end version of its Chrome OS based laptop, the Chromebook Pixel. The Pixel is undoing the perception of Chromebook being low cost devices. The device is aiming to the high power Cloud centric users.

The Chromebook Pixel features a stunning 12.85” 2560×1700  (3:2) 239 PPI display, which is the highest pixel density of any existing laptops on the market including the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display. The screen is touch enabled with a.0.55mm Gorilla Glass layer.

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Processing power is provided by the potent Intel Ivy Bridge core i5. Users of the Pixel will get 1 terabyte of Google Drive Cloud storage for three years.

The LTE enable version will get 100MB/month for two year on Verizon network and 12 in-flight WiFi sessions on GoGo network. 

The standard Chromebook Pixel with 32GB of SSD costs $1300 available on Google Play. The LTE version with 64GB of SSD will cost $1450, will be released in April.

Full specs:

INPUTS
Gorilla® Glass multi-touch screen
Backlit Chrome keyboard
Fully clickable, etched-glass touchpad
HD Webcam

SCREEN
12.85? display with a 3:2 aspect ratio
2560 x 1700, at 239 PPI
400 nit screen
178° extra-wide viewing angle

DIMENSIONS
297.7 x 224.6 x 16.2 mm
3.35lb / 1.52kg

PORTS
2 x USB 2.0
mini-display port
2-in-1 card reader supporting: SD, MMC

INNARDS
Intel® Core™ i5 processor (Dual Core 1.8GHz)
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (Integrated)
4 GB DDR3 RAM
32 GB solid state drive (64 GB for LTE model)

AUDIO
Headphone/microphone jack
Built-in microphone array
Integrated DSP for noise cancellation
Powerful speakers tuned for clarity

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Active cooling with no visible vents
Machined from anodized aluminum
ENERGY STAR® certified

BATTERY
Up to 5 hours of active use (59 Wh battery)

NETWORK
Dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2×2
Bluetooth® 3.0

GOODIES
One terabyte of Google Drive cloud storage, free for 3 years
12 free sessions of GoGo® Inflight Internet
100 MB/month for 2 years of mobile broadband from Verizon Wireless (LTE model). Carrier terms and conditions apply.

[Source Google]

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