Chromebook Pixel gets its own “.com”!

by: Nate SwannerFebruary 7, 2013

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Continuing developments in the Chromebook saga leak out today, as we find new details lending credence that maybe… just maybe… the Chromebook Pixel is real.

Android Authority broke the story yesterday about the “leaked” video, showcasing the alleged new Chromebook. We all drooled, checked our bank account balance, then took a step back. Could it be real? If we may be so bold as to connect some dots, it just might make a little more sense. is a domain registrar who happens to list Google as a top client. Interestingly enough, also has registered. Is this coincidence? We’d like to think not. The same (relatively obscure) registrar of Google also having registered is too odd a coincidence for me not to believe Google is, indeed, naming the new Chromebook “pixel”.

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Does this mean the video is the real deal?

Not exactly… but nobody at Google has officially denied it. Google is famously tight-lipped about their projects, potential or otherwise, so the only time we may get clarity is at Google I/O this Spring. News out of China late last year birthed the rumor of Google working on a self-branded, touchscreen Chromebook. The leaked video yesterday gave us a little hint at the name, and perhaps screen awesomeness. Now, we find to be registered with the same company Google registers many of their websites, around the same time the original rumor leaked.

Coincidences do happen, but these instances all seem too tightly wound to be just that. What do you think? Have we seen the future of Chromebook, an elaborate hoax, or a series of odd coincidences?

  • Bone

    Google laptop was going to come sooner or later. What I don’t get is why go Chromebook if the have Android, maybe you guys can shed some light on that, AA.

  • mali

    Make it cheap.. like cost.. and the nexus line.. cuz I need a better laptop but not something junk.. I don’t need more electronics but better ones

  • why not use a laptop optimized version of android with full chrome for google laptops?

    • Alex Murphy

      Totally different kind of OS. If you’ve owned a Chromebook you’ll immediately notice the difference.

  • MasterMuffin

    If only Chromebooks could run few simple Windows programs like PS and Kies/Odin (with an emulator/virtual machine or even like WindowsAndroid). Or well PS isn’t really the simplest and lightest program but you know what I mean

    • S_Deemer

      That’s like saying if only Macs/Android devices/iOS devices/Linux could run….

      Windows is Windows; these are different operating systems.

      • MasterMuffin

        Android and iOs are mobile operating system so I don’t expect anything from them… And Macs/Linux devices have emulators/virtual machines and I would just need few programs, but in Chrome you get 1…

    • Alex Murphy

      Adobe already has their “creative cloud” suite. I’d be shocked if they didn’t start offering simplified web-based versions of their popular programs via the browser within the next year or two. With Native Client in Chrome there’s really nothing holding them back now.

  • is there a microsoft word alternative for these chromebooks?

    • mrdavidpayne

      Google Drive has competent replacements for Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc

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