The much-rumored laptop by Google is finally here. There was so much rumoring on the web about this device and leaked photos of the mysterious laptop have hot up things even more.
Well, those rumors turned out to be true at the end. Google really did introduce a high-end touchscreen laptop and two things that immediately catch our attention are – its high-resolution display with touch capabilities and its ridiculously expensive price tag.
As its name indicates, Google Chromebook Pixel is a laptop that has a resolution of 2560×1700 and a pixel density of 239 ppi, which makes it the highest resolution laptop out there. Its 12.85-inch stunning screen looks very impressive, which means the user would have an extremely good video and TV streaming experience. But, is that a reason enough to pay the enormous amount of $1300 for the Wi-Fi only variant with 32GB of storage capacity or $1450 for the LTE-enabled version with 64GB of storage? I guess not. So, what can possibly justify Chromebook Pixel’s expensive price tag? Here are a couple of things that Google has added in its newest laptop.
Google Chromebook Pixel sports a 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 720p HD camera and 1TB of free cloud storage for three years. The laptop runs Chrome operating system and requires an Internet access for operating the web apps that most users will find essential. So basically, the Chromebook Pixel isn’t really that great when it’s not connected to the web.
The addition of the touch capabilities is questionable – why would Google make a touchscreen laptop if the device does not run the only OS that requires a touch-friendly display? I mean, the laptop runs Chrome OS, which almost makes no use of it.
Before making the decision to purchase this pricey laptop, you have to know there are a lot of other less expensive laptops that will offer you pretty much the same features and will save you money at the same time.