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March 12, 2015
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Google’s Chromebook Pixel

The new Chromebook Pixel’s sleek and modern design is very aesthetically pleasing. It also has some pretty impressive specs. Let’s have a look at those.


Chromebook Pixel Lightbar

Built with a 5th gen Intel Core processor, 32 GB solid state hard drive, and 8GB of RAM, the speed is very fast for what this laptop is designed for. 32 GB is not a lot of memory, but Google provides 1TB of Drive Storage for three years after purchasing the device.

The Hi-res display has 239 ppi (pixels per inch) which is the most ever in a laptop. This machine is designed for web browsing, seen in its 2560×1700 screen resolution, which adds more to the screen vertically. It makes sense to have more vertical screen display as websites are usually designed to scroll up and down.

Innovative Technology

Google Chromebook USB C

One of the first devices to utilize the new USB C as a charging port. USB C is the latest in the USB family. It is a lot faster, and is also reversible… meaning you can plug it in without worrying if your wire or device is upside down or not. The Pixel has two USB C ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a headphone jack, and an SD slot.

Other Features

There are high quality speakers built under the keyboard. Which provide a clear, powerful sound that is not usually heard in laptops.

Up to 12 hours of battery life and a fast charging speed makes this perfect for people who travel often or for long nights of studying. A 15 minute “quick charge” provides two and a half hours of battery life, and 90 minutes gives a full charge.


Starting at $999, this machine may be too pricey for a casual user. Its Chrome OS is limited and is pretty useless without Wi-Fi, but students and people who use the internet often may find this to be the machine they’ve been looking for.

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