Tuesday , October 24 2017

Google begins offering Chromebook Pixel in US and UK – Wi-Fi model now, 4G LTE model in April

Chromebook Pixel
Google has announcedd overnight that they will be releasing the Chromebook Pixel. The Chromebook Pixel is a high end version of the Chrome OS series of laptops which is designed by Google themselves.

The Chromebook Pixel wich will be sold only in the UK and the US via Google Play or through retailers Best Buy(US) and Currys PC World(UK) will sell in two different models, there will be a Wi-Fi only model sold for $1,299(US) which will begin shipping next week or a 4G LTE version which will sell for $1,449 but will not be available in the US till April.

The Chromebook Pixel looks stunning, with an anodized aluminum alloy body, high resolution multi-touch screen and etched glass touchpad Google appears to have pulled out all the stops on creating this beautiful machine. The specs for the Wi-Fi only version have been released and you can view them on the Google Play page.

  • 12.85″ multi-touch screen, 400 nit brightness @ 2560 x 1700 resolution (239 PPI) with Gorilla Glass
  • Intel Core i5 Processor (Dual Core 1.8GHz)
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 59 Wh battery
  • 32 GB storage + 1TB Google Drive Storage + 2-in-1 card reader supporting: SD, MMC
  • Backlit Chrome keyboard
  • HD Webcam
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • Mini display port
  • 297.7×224.6×16.2mm @ 1.52kg

The 4G LTE version will be an interesting conundrum where they run different LTE frequencies in the US and UK to what we run here in Australia. We’ll have to wait till the specs on that device are released to get any idea on if they will run on our 1800MHz LTE networks here in Australia.

I am certainly very interested in acquiring this monster of a machine, my CR-48 is a great little unit but with an Atom CPU it really isn’t doing everything I want. We have reached out to Google for their response on whether the Chromebook Pixel will be released here, however historically the news on Chromebooks in Australia is not good when talking about having them available through Google Play. We’ve also reached out to MobiCity to see if they will be able to get the Chromebook Pixel to sell here in Australia.

Are you interested in the Chromebook Pixel?

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Source: ChromeBlog.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

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