Google announces new Chromebook Pixel, same great design with better internals and slightly lower price

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The Chromebook Pixel was one nice looking computer, but it didn’t get a lot of praise since it only ran Chrome OS. I personally love mine, but I can certainly understand the complaint of paying over $1,000 for something that doesn’t do a whole hell of a lot.

Now two years later, and Google is upping the anti with better hardware and slight price drop.

The new Chromebook Pixel (2015) sports a 2.85″ 2560×1700 IPS LCD, an Intel Core i5-5200U, Intel HD 5500 GPU, 8GB DDR3L-1600 RAM, 32GB of flash storage, 59 Wh battery, 2 x USB Type-C, 2 x USB3, 3.5mm audio, SD card, and 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4.0.

The size of the new Pixel is identical to the original, which is 11.72 x 8.84 x 0.64 inches.

Probably the biggest positive change is the battery life, which Google says is 12 hours. Comparing that to 5 hours for the original Pixel, that is more than double. Another major change is the added USB Type-C connectors, which is what debuted on the new Apple MacBook earlier this week. Google will offer accessories to allow the connection of older USB devices.

The new Pixel will run $999, which is $300 less than the original. It doesn’t look like they will offer an LTE version, but they will offer an LS version. LS stands for “Ludicrous Speed” and it has an upgraded i7 processor along with double the flash storage (64 GB). It will be priced at $1,299.

The new Chromebook Pixel won’t be a major seller, but it’s the perfect simple computer for those that have a lot of extra cash in their wallet. I love my original so I am tempted.

source: Google


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.