Google Shows Off Touchscreen Enabled Laptop Computer
Published on: 21st Feb 2013
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By: Ian Mansfield
Google has announced the latest in its range of Chrome branded laptops the touchscreen enabled Chromebook Pixel.
The company said that the new laptop has the highest pixel density (239 pixels per inch) of any laptop screen on the market today, giving it a total of 4.3 million pixels on the screen.
The laptop also comes with built in LTE connectivity - but seems limited to working only on the USA based Verizon Wireless network, who have agreed to throw in 100MB per month of mobile data access for two years for free.
As with other Chromebooks from Google, most of the software services are accessed remotely, so the computer runs word processing and other office-type services through the web browser, and only via an internet connection.
- 12.85'' high res display (2560x1700)
- Gorilla Glass multi-touch screen
- 0.64'' thin and 3.3 lbs
- Machined, full metal enclosure
- 1TB Google Drive, free for 3 years
- Intel Core i5 processor (Dual Core 1.8GHz)
- Up to 5 hours of active use (59 Wh battery)
The Pixel will be available for purchase starting today on Google Play in the USA. and UK. The Wi-Fi only version ($1,299 U.S. and £1,049 U.K.) will start shipping next week and the LTE version ($1,449) will ship in the U.S. in April.
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