Back in February, Google shocked the market by introducing Chromebook pixel, a high end laptop designed to compete with macbooks and ultrabooks. We had seen a number of rumors surround the internet about a similar device that month, but we never expected the device to be that good. Well, why would we, considering the fact that Google mainly focused on the mid range segment for their Chromebooks, we never thought that the company may have been actually working on a high end version.
The Chromebook Pixel from Google was launched in Febraury and now the device has started shipping according to schedule. Actually, they are a few days late but who cares, what’s important here is that the device is finally shipping and anyone who has ordered the device via the play store would start receiving the starting today. However, it could take a few weeks for the actual device to reach your doorstep so be patient and wait for your beloved pixel. The actual shipping date given by the company was April 8, but we had expected it to be delayed and we are quite happy that the delay is this short.
However, not all variants have started shipping. The 4G LTE version with a 64GB SSD is the first to ship according to the chromebook account on Google Plus. But we are sure that all the variants would be shipped in a matter of days.
As it has been two months since its launch and we had no news on the device for quite a while, it is likely that you may have forgotten its specifications. So in order to refresh your memory, here are some features of the device:
- 12.85 inch pixel display with a resolution of 2560×1700
- A Pixel density of 239 PPI with 4.3 million pixels
- Multitouch display with Gorilla Glass 2 protection
- 1.8 Ghz Intel core i5 processor
- 4GB DDR3 Ram
- 1TB Google Drive cloud storage with inbuild 32GB/64 GB SSD.
- Runs on the latest Chrome OS
You can grab one of these for $1299 (32GB SSD version) or if you are ready to shell out $150 more, you can opt for the 64GB SSD version for 1449.
The fact that the pixel will run on Chrome Os and not on windows or android is sure to disappoint many buyers. But we would have to wait and see how the device fares in the market to see whether buyers start to like the OS on their device.