We had heard rumors recently that Google was going to launch a new high-end Chromebook soon and it has done that today. Introducing the Google Pixelbook, a high performance Chromebook designed and developed by the company itself. It costs a pretty penny, though, so it’s not like the other Chromebooks that you can pick up for around $300.
Pixelbook is the thinnest and lightest laptop that Google has ever made. It’s 10.3mm thin and weighs 1.1kg. The 4-in-1 design is incredibly versatile, it can be used as a notebook, as a tablet, the keyboard can be folded underneath, and it can also be used in tent mode.
The notebook has a 12.3 inch high-resolution touchscreen display while the thin keyboard has soft-touch keys and a backlit design. The trackpad has new, special touch processing algorithms to ensure accuracy.
The Pixelbook can be configured with up to Intel Core i7 processors so it will be blazing fast paired with Google’s Chrome OS. Customers can opt for storage options of up to 512GB. Google says that the battery is good for up to 10 hours and fast charging gets up to two houurs of battery life in 15 minutes.
The Pixelbook’s charger can be used with the Pixel smartphone so users will have one less thing to carry around if they use both Google products. It’s also the first notebook to come with Google Assistant built-in. Android app support is onboard as well.
The company has introduced the Google Pixelbook Pen with its new notebook. It’s a smart, responsive stylus which can be used for handwriting recognition. The latency has been reduced to 10ms so it feels like writing on paper with a pen. The stylus has 60 degrees of angular awareness and 2,000 levels of pressure sensitivity.
The Google Pixelbook will be sold in three configurations with prices starting at $999 in the United States. The stylus costs $99. Both will be availabe from the Google Store and major retailers soon. Pre-orders start today.