The Chromebook Pixel is the first notebook completely designed by Google accumulates on the Google operating system Chrome OS.
After the mobile and tablet Nexus, Google has officially unveiled a Chromebook under its own brand. It is thought a machine A to Z by the giant in Internet Research even going to use its own operating system Chrome OS.
We will see in this first overview with impressions Techinfo2.com that Google has chosen to focus on the screen through the display quality and touchscreen capabilities and also naturally in the cloud. Here is a first grip of the Chromebook Pixel.
Unlike the previous Chromebooks designed by partners such as HP, Samsung, Acer with its C7 machines are sold between 300 and 500 euros, the Pixel seeks the high end with a neat finish. It is the finest of all the Chromebook with 16-mm thickness, it is relatively lightweight (1.5-kg) and offers all anodized aluminum frame. Corners are marked foresaw only the hinge is made of slightly rounded to all closed.
A multicolor light bar takes place on the cover; it’s just there for fun. Once it is opened you discover a keyboard type “chiclet” backlit touchpad. We will be interested further on the screen but we note that its HD camera 720p takes place just at the top with the two microphones and a light sensor. It will only adjust the brightness of the screen is not adjustable manually through Chrome OS.
Design and Display
Google made different Chromebook “Pixel“, with a 12.85-inch LCD touchscreen with 4.3 million pixels and Gorilla Glass protection. The display of 2560×1700 pixels gives a resolution of 239 ppi, thus surpassing the Macbook Pro 13-inch Retina which tops out at 227 ppi. It determines the dimensions of 11.7×8.8×0.6inches in the weight of 1.5-Kg.
The brightness of 400nit is also very good; the screen ratio of 3:2 differs from what is usually found on the laptops. The body of new Chromebook Pixel is made of anodized aluminum alloy. Here is another feature of the screen: touch. It is a touchpad made from etched glass, feasible to zoom or scroll a text box or select a website through touch. However, the reactivity was found to be a little worse with small latency, between when the finger comes into contact with the screen and start scrolling example.
Google Chromebook Pixel Overview
The Pixel Chromebook runs on Google’s Chrome OS, which was designed entirely to work with web purposes and comes with applications like media player, file manager and browser-based document editor.
The Google Chromebook Pixel is powered by an Intel Core i5 Dual-Core 1.8-GHz processor and exploits the graphics solution Intel HD Graphics 4000 and supported by 4-GB DDR3 RAM. HD camera 720p takes place just at the top with the two microphones and a light sensor. The speakers are fully tuned for the clarity of voice. Side storage there is a SSD 32-GB or 64-GB.
You can extend the storage capability with the memory card reader SD / MMC or USB 2.0 (2 ports) but Google is trying to highlight its Cloud solution as 1-TB is available for 3 years on Google Drive. Also you can connect external hard drives and pen drives to this device as a solution of storage.
The Google Chromebook Pixel carries a Mini DisplayPort and a 3.5-mm jack for the use of headphone or microphone. No opportunity to connect an Ethernet cable but a Dual-band Wi-Fi card is integrated (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 3.0 and support for LTE networks on the 64-GB model.
Like all other Chromebooks, the Google Chromebook Pixel carries a devoted search key, can be substituted to a caps-lock key, as required.
Performance and Battery
With the Intel Core i5 processor the Google Chromebook Pixel is a high-end, powerful machine, especially designed for the domestic use by Google. It will appeal foremost for those who are willing to make extensive use of Google services connected to the mode of cloud computing. The Pixel brings something more to the table: a widespread incorporation with the Cloud.
The Google Chromebook Pixel leaves a good impression thanks to its quality screen and a Chrome OS is designed to be connected and which, despite its youth, to perform multiple tasks. The battery capacity of the Chromebook Pixel is rated as 59WHr by Google, which allows the machine to run for five hours.
The Google Chromebook Pixel will be available in two different patterns, currently branded only 32-GB in 1299 dollars limited sale in the United States and from the month of April in 1499 dollars for a 64-GB version with 4G LTE chip.
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