Google has officially declared the second generation of Pixel smartphones both featuring solid specifications and also one of the best cameras in the marketplace. Aside from that, there certainly were a variety of different products that the search giant announced including a brand new premium Chromebook known as the Pixelbook.
Now this is actually the next time Google is aiming at a premium laptop packed with its Chrome OS. Sundar Pichai, that had been Senior Vice President of engineering and also in control of Chrome and Android at the time had said that the aim behind the high-end Chromebook Pixel model was “to push the border and build something premium. Google engineers put out to the ‘labour of love’ job a couple of decades back, asking themselves, ‘What could we do if we actually needed to design the best computer possible in the best price possible?”
While the notebook did stand outside, it didn’t receive a whole lot of attention and considering that the high price point, it made more sense to opt to get a Windows machine.
This year Google has yet again made an attempt to lure customers into buying a premium top-of-the-line laptop running on Chrome OS. It may be folded like a tablet computer, or propped up in tent manner whenever you’re consuming media. It is similar to the Lenovo Yoga series as well as other convertible Windows laptops. It has a aluminum unibody design and Google has set a glass visor on the lid exactly like the Pixel smartphones.
In terms of hardware, the newest Pixelbook is being supplied in a Intel Core i5 or even an i7 chip and up to 16GB of RAM. Storage sees a big bump as Google is offering up to 128GB going all of the way up to 512GB of all SSD storage. The touch LCD display steps at 12.3-inches with a 2400×1600 resolution. That is a backlit keyboard, a massive trackpad, double speakers, a headphone jack, four microphones and two USB-C interfaces for charging and data transfer. Speaking of charging Google states that a 15-minute charge may give approximately 2 hours of battery life to the Pixelbook.
Pricing begins at $999 which sets it in the premium class. At that price point you’ll find tons of solid Windows options which obviously give you a wider range for productivity. It appears that Google has once again made a excellent useless item. I really don’t find the product going mainstream especially at the price tag.
Having said this, I really love how the Pixelbook is designed and I am looking forward to check it out, if it ever comes to India. Google never established the Chromebook Pixel in India and it appears unlikely that Google will change its mind for its new item.