Google have today announced the next laptop to their Chromebook line. The Chromebook Pixel, a touchscreen laptop for those who live up in the clouds. The laptop features a 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 32 or 64GB SSD and a measly 5 hours of battery life. The Chromebook has a 12.85-inch display and according to Google, has the highest pixel density of any laptop screen on the market today with 239 pixels per inch (compared to the Retina MBP’s 220 PPI) – which is fairly impressive.
With connectivity, you’ll get two USB 2.0 ports, SD card reader, Bluetooth, Mini display port and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n. The Pixel has LTE but it is unknown whether it supports Australian networks. Additionally, you’ll get 1TB of Google Drive storage for three years when you buy the Chromebook. The 5 hours of battery life doesn’t impress me – comparing it to MacBook Air’s 7 hours of battery life. Google definitely need to work something out in this department.
The Pixel is available for purchase in the US or UK from the Google Play Store at $1,299 USD for the WiFi only and $1,449 USD for the LTE model. No availability has been announced for Australia as yet.