Google updates Chromebook Pixel with USB-C port to take on new MacBook
Around two years after launching the original Chromebook Pixel, Google has now announced an updated Chromebook Pixel that has USB-C port to take on the new MacBook. The new Chromebook comes with a cheaper price tag of $999 compared to its original variant that was available for $1,299.
The updated Chromebook Pixel has the same sleek aluminium body that was quite praised on its predecessor and a glass trackpad with multi-touch support is also available to enhance its looks. Besides, there are some enhancements on the specification front to give users an all-new Chrome OS experience.
In terms of enhancements, the updated Chromebook Pixel is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor along with 8GB of RAM and 32GB of Solid State Drive (SSD) storage.
Google says that it has also been in development to release a special LS (stands for “Ludicrous Speed”) variant of the updated Chromebook Pixel that will feature more powerful Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 64GB storage. However, that advanced variant would put more pressure on pockets as it will be available for $1,299.
Apart from new internals, the updated Chromebook Pixel sports a touch-supported 2560x1700pixel display.
The updated Chromebook Pixel flaunts two reversible USB-C ports that recently seen on the new MacBook. This new kind of port will enable multi-device charging, high-speed data and external display connectivity through a special USB Type-C cable.
Google claims that the updated Chromebook Pixel will deliver up to 12 hours of battery life and will give up to two hours of battery life with just 15 minutes of charging.
The updated Chromebook Pixel is initially available for purchase in the US. However, there is no word on its availability in the global regions.