Here is the New Chromebook Pixel. A Lot More Awesome, Starts At $999

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.

  1. Not gonna lie – that looks pretty 🙂

    1. Yea 🙂 That’s what everyone else is saying too. Then they start saying other things 😀

  2. I have had three chromebooks, the first one sent by google to some users, then a samsung one, then pixel, which was the worst, it defies the concept of a chromebook, it is heavy, with a terrible battery. And several updates ruined typing on it for me, as it stopped typing some letters of my native language, but that was fixed much, much later.
    I wouldn’t get another pixel, it was a huge waste of money, a cheap chromebook is better and more practical.

      1. LOL @dennislockhart:disqus 😀

        1. My only problem with the new pixel is my old ones works perfectly!!!! Google somehow missed planned obsolescence.

          1. That’s one of the best comments I have ever received on my blog 🙂

          2. Yup, the original was ahead of it’s time.
            Reminds me of my Amiga!

            1. This one with a $999 price tag is hard to resist for a Chrome OS fan!

  3. Just ordered the Core I7 Pixel 2015. Very excited.

    Thanks you for the heads-up!

    1. Awesome! Be sure to send some feedback 🙂

      1. @disqus_vX8k2Z1lRD:disqus It’s arrived! And, as you say, the Pixel 2015 is even more awesome.

        First impressions/feelings: USB-C is the future. fast charging is cool. keyboard has a really nice feel to it. My WebGL scripts are finally running at a good speed on a Chromebook.

        It’s a keeper.

        BTW, Chromebooks have been my second computer since they first came out. I develop software and need a bit more muscle – like many Nvidia GPUs – than Chromebooks can supply.

        The Pixel may well be the best second computer on the market today…

  4. How many terabytes in Google Drive comes with this version of Pixel? 🙂

    1. I haven’t heard anything about Google Drive yet. May be new owners can try the Chrome offers page to see if there is something.

      May be they will announce some offer with Google Wireless later?

    2. same as before: one terabyte for three years

      http://www.google.com/chromebook/pixel/

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