The vision of the Mountain View ultrabook and the addition of the top shelf seemed so unbelievable that despite gossip no one believed in it. When the hardware appeared on the Google Play Store, it was a total surprise. What also hides this equipment and why has so much interest?
So far, laptops with Chrome OS, which is operating system Google, were based mostly on open source software and occupied rather low shelves. The device was not very sophisticated and perfectly suited to Google’s Android philosophy, which is cheap for the masses (let’s assume that early smartphones with green guy were called “chaplets”).
Chromebook Pixel, because it sounds like the name of the new hardware, completely cuts off its roots. This is the top shelf equipment and so is its price. The basic model will come to us to pay $ 1299, while the LTE version $ 1449. Cheap is not, prices are comparable in the MacBook Air, which have until now set standards in this class. Does Google want to match the power that Apple is in the premium segment?
Match? No! Defeat! And if we consider the components of new equipment, it is undoubtedly possible. The displays were so far the domain of the Cupertino company, Retina was what convinced many to buy hardware with a biting apple logo. Google has decided to pierce Retina, and the display on the Chromebook has a resolution of 2560 x 1700 pixels (239 PPI), with a rather unusual 3: 2 format and a 12.85 inch diagonal, all that, it’s touchy and covered with Gorilla Glass.
The rest of the hardware also looks pretty good, here we have an Intel Core i5 processor (Dual Core 1.8GHz) and 4 GB RAM. At first glance absurd may appear to be a disk capacity of 32 or 64 GB, depending on the version. However, Pixel, like all Chromebooks, is primarily geared to work in the cloud, and it will not run out of space for us, because for every user of this device, Google shares 1 TB of free space in its cloud.
As for the look of the new device, Google definitely has nothing to blame, simple and elegant aluminum case is very neat and business. In addition, the ultrabook is very light, because it weighs only 1.5 kilograms, which is definitely an advantage if we do not have to leave it for longer.