Google has launched officially the Chromebook Pixel, a high-end tablet with which the Mountain View boys beginning to compete in the handheld market.

The principles of Chromebooks and its Chrome OS  were in its beginnings to provide a piece of hardware accessible to everyone, however the objectives appear to have changed completely since this laptop will be released at a price of $ 1300.

However when we begin to analyze its hardware the price seems justified, as the Chromebook Pixel will be the laptop with the highest resolution on the market.

Chromebook Pixel

With a 12.85-inch screen of 2560 x 1700 Capacitive touch the Chromebook Pixel offers a pixel density of 239 PPI and is designed to compete directly with MackBook and MacBook Airs.

Inside, the Chrome OS will be powered by a processor Intel i5 dual-core 1.5 GHz along with graphic card Intel HD 4000 and the support of a generous 4 GB of DDR3 RAM.

The Chromebook Pixel will be available in a base model with Wi-Fi connectivity and an SSD with 32 GB of internal storage and a terabyte storage of Google Drive, while the Verizon LTE model will come with a 64 GB SSD storage for a differential of $ 150.


A hardware that justifies its price?

Needless to analyze much other options on the market to realize that the hardware does not justify its price and when we think of the operating system which is basically a web browser, neither we find value added.

It is then its storage capacity? True, it has only 32 GB! So perhaps those 1000 GB of Google Drive to which can only access when you have a good Internet connection via Wi-Fi. Or maybe it’s an excellent resolution that only could take advantage of if we looked the screen and could focus closer than 12 cm away?

The truth is that it seems a really absurd price for a piece of hardware that carries a standard operating system that still lacks a good app ecosystem. What the heck Google is thinking?

Would you pay $ 1300 for a Chromebook Pixel?


Juan Francisco

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