The Chromebook Pixel is live!

February 21, 2013
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Uh oh! The Chromebook Pixel is real, and ready for purchase! Am I using too many exclaimation points?! No, I’m not! This is the moment many of us have been waiting for. Earlier today, Martin van der Mueler posted on Google+ from a Chromebook Pixel. In doing a little digging, Android Authority found the link to order the device from the Play Store (although Google is not taking orders just yet)! So, you’re probably wondering just what the device has in store for us, right?!

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The highlights:

  • 12.85-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio
  • 2560 x 1700 resolution, 239 PPI, 4.3 million(!) pixels
  • 400 nit screen
  • 178-degree viewing angle
  • Gorilla Glass multi-touch screen
  • Backlit Chrome Keyboard
  • Fully clickable, etched glass trackpad
  • HD Webcam
  • 2 USB ports
  • Mini Display Port
  • 2-in-1 card reader, supporting SD and MMc
  • Anodized aluminium body
  • 3.35 lbs, 297.7 x 224.6 x 16.2 mm
  • Intel i5 Processor (Dual Core, 1.8GHz)
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 59Wh batery (Up to 5 hours of active use)
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 32/64 GB Solid State Drive
  • Dual band WiFi 802.11
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 1TB Google Drive Cloud Storage for 3 years

The lowlights? A $1,299 price tag for the Wi-Fi version, and $1,449 for an LTE model (64GB of storage available only for this version). Ouch. No matter, though… I’m sure it will be popular!

Stop reading, start buying. The playground is open!

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