The Chromebook Pixel, A High-Class Chromebook
The Chromebook a relatively simple device. It has about the same components as a high-class tablet, but with the form factor of a laptop. The positives of a Chromebook are its cheap price tag of about $200, its always connected to the internet, it has an almost instant start up and its software is updated free all the time. However, are these positives worth sacrificing some great technology components such as HD screens or powerful processors. This question may answered with the Chromebook Pixel.
Why We Need It
The Chromebook Pixel is a needed machine. These days laptop/laptop-tablet convertibles are made with the most high class designs and components. The Surface RT has shown that a convertible can look and feel amazing. Meanwhile the Macbook Pro with Retina Display has proved that high class components can be put in a compact device. When you look at the line up of Macs and Windows PCs and compare them to the Chromebooks you can see a huge drop in quality. Google is very serious about pushing the Chrome OS so like and OS they need a flagship!
The Chromebook pixel is a great device for so many things. Google advertises all the apps available online and that there is so much you can do with a Chromebook and this is the device to do it. The most important part of this device is the screen. This beautiful display has a resolution of 2560 x 1700, that is 4,352,000 pixels. Since we do not know the exact dimensions of the size of the screen we can compare it to a few of its competitors. The 10.6 inch Surface pro has a 1920 x 1080 resolution, the 13 Inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display has a 2560 x 1600 resolution, and the 15 inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display has 2880 x 1800 resolution. So if the device is about 14 inches or smaller the screen would be one of the most detailed available on the market today. If that was not enough this device's display is a touch screen as well! In addition to this wonderful display we can see what looks to be a back-lit keyboard and normal trackpad. In the world of ports we are still unsure since we do not have a full spec sheet but it looks like there will be two USB 2.0 or 3.0 ports, a charging port, audio out, and an SD card reader. Hopefully we will see some type of hard drive in this device. Although the idea of Chrome OS always online sounds great, the device is useless offline at the current time. Finally the most obvious feature is the beautiful metal design. It is not the thinnest laptop out there but it is certainly an improvement to the current Chromebooks!
Well at the current time we do not know if we will ever see this device physically. If we do it will probably be shown off at the Google IO conference of 2013. Personally I believe that this device is happening and it is only months away. What do you think?
The Chromebook Pixel has been released on the week of the Febuary 20th 2013. The device is available both with LTE and without. For a full list of specs and prices Click the Link below. "http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromebook-pixel/"