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Google Pixelbook and Pixelbook Pen announced




Apart from their newest smartphones, The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google also announced their newest Chromebook with a 4-in-1 design and its accompanying stylus — The Pixelbook and Pixelbook Pen.

The Pixelbook is powered by a 7th gen Intel Core i5/i7 processor, 8/16GB of RAM, 128 to 512GB of SSD storage, 12.3-inch 2400 x 1600 touchscreen display, and the Chrome OS. The laptop will be the first to feature Google Assistant, an intuitive voice command program similar to what we have on Android phones. Also, apparently, it can shift into four modes — two Laptop modes, Tablet mode, and Tent mode.

Google also announced the Pixelbook Pen for the laptop which is essentially its stylus companion that makes use of Google Assistant to further enhance user experience. The pen is said to have 10ms of latency, 60° of angular awareness, and 2,000+ levels of pressure sensitivity.

Google Pixelbook Specs:
12.3-inch LCD display @ 2400 x 1600, 235ppi
7th gen Intel Core i5/i7 processor
8/16GB RAM
128/256/512GB SSD Storage
2x USB Type-C port
1x 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Chrome OS
41Whr Battery with Fast Charging
11.4 in x 8.7 in x 0.4 in
1.1kg

The Pixelbook will have three possible configurations and starts at $999 (Around Php 50,973.97). While the Pixelbook Pen is priced at $99 (Around Php 5,053.45). Both will be on sale at the Google Store and major retailers, including Best Buy and is now available for pre-order in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K starting today. No word yet on local availability or pricing.



Zen Estacio is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. He is the team's laptop guru and one of their resident gamers. He has a monthly column compiling the latest and greatest the Nintendo Switch has to offer. Aside from that, he regularly writes gaming news, reviews, and impressions. You can hit him up at @papanZEN

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