Literally the day after Apple announced their new MacBook, Google took aim at the Cupertino giant with their latest Chromebook Pixel announcement. Unlike a regular Chromebook which usually costs less than $400, the Pixel is a premium product with a premium price tag. What makes it so great? It’s all about the attention that’s been paid to the design of the device.
The Pixel’s case is entirely metal with a plastic hinge and glass screen. Much like a MacBook Pro, it features right angles with softened corners. On the back you’ll find a horizontal light bar that glows with a rainbow when it’s on. The device is about half a pound heavier than the MacBook Air but in all honesty, it feels like a more solidly constructed product as well.
The Pixel’s screen is also very high resolution with its 12.85-inch, 2560 x 1700 touchscreen display. Google also has stated that they’ve increased the sRGB color gamut on the device as well. Powering the device is a 2.2GHz processor and 8GB of RAM. This thing is really really fast. What’s more, it gets up to 12 hours of battery life and has fast charging technology that will allow you to charge 2 hours in just 15 minutes. If you’re heavily reliant on Google services and you’re looking for a portable computer that is practically virus-proof, there’s no reason not to get a Chromebook Pixel.