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Google announces the Pixelbook, its new high-end 2-in-1 Chromebook

Google announces the Pixelbook, its new high-end 2-in-1 Chromebook
From TechCrunch - October 4, 2017

The Chromebook Pixel brand for Googles most high-end and costly Chromebooks is dead, but you can now say hello to its replacement: the Pixelbook.

The Pixelbook fits right into the (short) line of Chromebook Pixels in that its a pretty luxurious Chrome OS device that starts at $999 with 128GB of storage. Prices will top out at $1649 for the 512GB version.

It also takes its design cues from those earlier devices, with a boxy but sturdy look. But theres a twist: the Pixelbook is a two-in-one with a screen that sits on a 360-degree hinge, just like an IBM Yoga or similar laptop.

Itll be available in the U.S., Canada and UK. October 31st is the first day you can get your hands on one, though preorders start today.

Google argues that the Pixelbook is its thinnest and lightest laptop ever. It weighs in at 1kg and is 10mm thick.

The main highlight of Googles original Pixel Chromebooks was their touch screen, which always used the rather unusual but highly useful 3:2 aspect ratio. For the Pixelbook, thats still the case, but this time Google decided to step down the screen size from 12.82 inches to a 12.3-inch display with a 235ppi density.

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