Google Reveals Updated Chromebook Pixel, Complete With USB Type-C Ports
It’s been a few years since Google first released the Chromebook Pixel, the epitome of a top tier Chromebook. It featured top of the line specs, a killer design, and a price tag to compete with top tier laptops. Although the original Chromebook Pixel could still be considered a top choice Chromebook, Google thought a refresh was in order to appease the die-hard Chromies who just can’t get enough Pixel.
The new Chromebook Pixel is largely the same as the first model, it just happens to be more powerful and a little cheaper. The aluminum design hasn’t changed too much, but you will notice a thinner profile and a slightly lighter color shade. The inside is what has received the biggest change: 8GBs of RAM, 32GB of storage, newer Intel i5 processor, and a new wide-angle camera.
The Pixel (2015) is also sporting two of the new USB type-C ports that Apple has “introduced” to the world — which supports data transfer, displays, and power charging all through one port. The battery life is rated to be 12 hours, with the ability to be turbo-charged — 15 minutes of charge equals two hours of battery.
Then there’s the price. The new Pixel comes in two configurations: a stock and a LS (Ludicrous Speed) option. The stock option includes an i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage for $999, while the LS version has an i7, 16GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage for $1299.
For “more traditional” computers, those prices may seem normal, but this is a Chromebook, which begs the question: Is $999+ for a Chromebook such as the Pixel just too pricey? If you feel the product is worth the price or just need to have the latest Google everything, head on over to the Google Store to pick up this beauty today.
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