Google's 2015 Chromebook Pixel is yours for only $999
Back in 2013, Google unveiled the Chromebook Pixel in response to critics saying that Chromebooks have no standard. You might remember the Pixel more by the news that Google was giving it way to all Google I/O attendees that day. In an expected move today, the company has announced the second generation Chromebook Pixel. The design by itself hasn't been changed and it still look like a slab of aluminum when the lid is down.
Externally, Google has included new ports to give the device even more life. On the two sides of the device, there are two USB Type-C connectors on either side and these ports like on the MacBook is used for charging up the device. Besides that, legacy USB support is also present as Google has also included two full sized USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot too.
Inside the device there is a core i5 processor with 8GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage alongside 3 years worth of 1TB of cloud storage Google is offering customers. As for the screen, Google is still keeping the high pixel density 12.85" 2560 X 1700 touchscreen display from the previous generation and the touchscreen response has been improved.
Finally, Google will be selling the 2015 Chromebook Pixel on their web store for $999 and a premium LS model will also be offered for $1,299 and that upgrades the device to an i7 processors, a massive 16GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Currently the 2015 Pixel does not yet feature LTE support which might be a deal breaker since Chromebook runs on the internet but Google will most likely introduce that later this year at Google I/O
SOURCE: Official Google Blog