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June 05, 2013

Google Chromebook Pixel spotted at Computex

We accidentally spotted this Chromebook Pixel while checking out the booths of one of the storage companies (they were showing off flagship devices that uses their SSD).

We did not recognize it at first but after powering up the laptop, we finally confirmed it. The huge block of solid aluminum has that same feels as the Macbook Pro, only slightly darker in shade and more monolithic.

It has a somewhat thin profile though not as thin as most ultrabooks in the market (I’d say pretty close to the Macbook Pro Retina).

It has a chiclet-style keyboard (additional pellet-type keys on the top row) and a large area for the trackpad. The Chrome logo is etched at the base, just above the keyboard.

Was able too boot into the Chrome OS but wasn’t able to play around with it because of the login. The display though was very stunning and you can definitely appreciate the high resolution (2560×1700 pixels, 239ppi).

Google Chromebook Pixel specs:
12.85-inch touchscreen (2560×1700, 239 ppi)
1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
Intel HD graphics 4000
4GB DDR3 RAM
32GB SSD (4G model is 64GB)
1TB Google Drive
720p HD camera
2 x USB 2.0
Mini display port
SD / MMC card reader
Backlit keyboard & glass touchpad
59 Wh battery
Chrome OS
297.7 x 224.6 x16.2 mm (dimensions)
1,520g (weight)

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5 Responses to “Google Chromebook Pixel spotted at Computex”

  1. ventocoseuss says:

    No giveaway of the Chromebook Pixel? Hehe. :)

  2. Wha Antolin RIGOS
    Twitter: CallMeWHA
    says:

    How much?

  3. Adam says:

    I must admit that I was a bit sceptical when the Pixel was announced. Google has enough work convincing people to buy into the whole Chromebook concept even with low-cost versions, let alone at Pixel’s price.

    On the other hand, the Pixel does look pretty cool. And I do think that Chromebooks in general have their place in the market, especially as a second home device. Most people spend a lot of their time on the Internet anyway, and there are more and more web apps out there.

    For those that are considering Chromebooks but still need to access Windows applications, they can look at Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebook users to connect to Terminal Server or VDI virtual desktops, and run Windows applications or even full desktops in a browser tab.

    Click here for more information:
    http://www.ericom.com/RDPChromebook.asp?URL_ID=708

    Please note that I work for Ericom

  4. donte says:

    An expensive notebook that will only let me do more things while I’m connected on the internet? No thanks. Sure, internet connectivity is getting more accessible but a notebook that is focused on the cloud isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

    Without an internet connection, this notebook is definitely next to useless.

  5. marc says:

    where can i buy this in the philippines?

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