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Google debuts first Chromebook Pixel touchscreen laptop

Tim Gibbon (Social Media Portal (SMP)) - 22 February 2013

Google debuts first Chromebook Pixel touchscreen laptop

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Software and search engine company Google has unveiled its first touchscreen Chromebook Pixel laptop - its most progressive connected device yet



Chrome logoSearch engine and software company Google has unveiled its first touchscreen Chromebook Pixel laptop - its most progressive connected device yet, taking on the competitive PC and Mac market.

Google has really taken a crack at blending sleek design, hardware (anodized aluminium alloy) and software.  True to its name, Google boasts the screen on the new Chromebook has the highest pixel density of any laptop.  It’s made from a 0.55mm layer of touch-enabled Gorilla® Glass which is fused directly onto the screen allowing users to benefit from tap, pinch to zoom and swipe functionality.  The flexibility of the laptop allows users to organize windows, swipe through apps, and edit photos just using their fingertip/s.

The sleek looking 297.7 x 224.6 x 16.2 Chromebook Pixel has a 12.85 inch display and weighs in at just 3.35lbs (1.52kgs).  To get your hands on one, you’ll need to part with £1,049.00 (GBP) – a pretty attractive proposition when you weigh up the spec and other enhancements it offers. What’s under the hood also looks impressive with features such as built-in 4G LTE network for he US (LTE model optional), 4GB memory, 32GB Solid State Drive, 2 USB ports, a mini display port, 2-in1 card reader supporting SD / MMC, glass trackpad, HD webcam and many other enticing selling points including 1TB of Google Drive cloud storage space for three years.


Hyperlink to Chromebook Pixel laptop imageIn addition to the technical and feature specifications to check out, the Chromebook Pixel is said to boot up in mere seconds, boasts fast connectivity through optional LTE giving users instant access to Google stables including Gmail, Drive Hangouts, YouTube and more.

It won’t be all plain sailing for Google’s new bit of kit and it has it work cut out to win critics over, with some are describing it as an expensive browser, so the proof as they will most definitely be in the pudding.   Whether users are ready to purchase machines and devices that essentially guide them to enjoy the cloud for which many still remain sceptical
remains to be seen.



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