They told you that they will never do a Pixel 2, but they just did. And it is a lot more awesome than the previous one. (Full disclosure, I am a huge Chromebook fan, and there is a lot of bias put into this post!)
I’ll just drop the specs here first before my ecstatic rant.
Specs – Chromebook Pixel 2015 Model
Here is the impressive specs of Chromebook Pixel, the 2015 model, from the official literature. There are two models, an i5 model with 8GB RAM and an i7 model with 16GB RAM.
- Dimensions: 11.7” x 8.8” x 0.6” / 297.7mm x 224.55mm x 15.3mm
- Weight: 3.3 lbs/ 1.5 Kg
- Screen: 12.85″ display with a web-friendly 3:2 aspect ratio 2560 x 1700, at 239 PPI 400 nit screen 178° extra-wide viewing angle
- Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 Processor, 2.2GHz or Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 2.4GHz
- Inputs: Multi-touch screen, Backlit Chrome keyboard, Fully clickable, etched-glass trackpad
- Battery: Up to 12 hours of battery life
- Ports & Connectors: 2 USB Type-C (up to 5 Gbps data, 4K display out with optional HDMI or DisplayPort adapter, 60W charging) 2 USB 3.0 ports SD Card
- Headphone/Mic combo
- Camera: 720P HD Wide Angle camera with Blue Glass
- Memory: 8GB or 16GB
- Storage: 32GB or 64GB of Flash Storage
- Wireless: 802.11ac Wireless with support for A/B/G/N/AC, 2.4 and 5ghz, 2×2 spatial streams
- Bluetooth 4.0 BR/EDR/LE Smart Ready controller
- Audio: High Power Stereo Speakers, Dual Microphones, Headset jack,
- Support for headset with microphone
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Integrated)
- Video: Supports 4K video output over DisplayPort™ or HDMI with optional Type-C video adapter cable
- Charger: Type-C USB Charger, new industry standard
- Charges faster, lasts longer : The new Chromebook Pixel gets up to 2 hours of use from 15 minutes of charging with its Universal Type-C Charger, and a full charge lasts up to 12 hours.²
- More power to do: Intel’s latest 5th generation Core™ processor pushes app performance boundaries. Output beautiful HD video and transfer high-speed data through USB Type-C ports.
- New ways to work and play: “Ok Google” voice commands, responsive backlit keyboard, and touchscreen display offer new ways to interact with your laptop.
- Travel lighter: Lightweight, slim contours and a next-generation universal charger³ make it easy to take Pixel anywhere.
All the cool things you loved from Pixel 1, plus a lot more! It looks just like the previous model, and we will have to wait for the reviews to see if there are any big differences.
Find more details here.