Chromebook Pixel High-End Laptop for Heavy Internet Users, but Not Photoshop Users

Google has unveiled a new touchscreen laptop computer. The Chromebook Pixel unveiled Thursday includes a nearly 13-inch display screen that responds to the touch or swipe of a finger.

Google introduced the Pixel on Thursday, a new version of its Chromebook laptops that store everything online without desktop software. A Wi-Fi model ($1,300) will ship next week, and a LTE cellular network version ($1450) is scheduled to ship in April.

Chromebooks initially hit the market at $250.

Google designed and manufactured the expensive version with a touch screen.

Insert a camera’s memory card, and photos upload to Google Plus. User can share photos with a click. Using Quickoffice, a start-up Google acquired last year, users can open, edit and send Word or Excel files created on the Chromebook.

Google is offering one terabyte of Google Drive storage for three years with the Pixel.

32 GB solid state or 64 GB with the LTE model

2560 x 1700 (239 ppi)
3:2 (1:5:1) aspect ratio
400 nit brightness
178° viewing angle
Gorilla Glass (trademark for an alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass manufactured by U.S. glassmaker Corning. Engineered for a combination of thinness, lightness, and damage-resistance)

Webcam, 720p HD, integrated
Touchpad, clickable, etched glass

3.5 mm combo headphone/mic jack
3 built-in microphones
Integrated DSP for noise cancellation
stereo speakers

Two USB 2.0 ports

Mini DisplayPort

SD/MMC card reader

Dual-band (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
2×2 MIMO

Bluetooth 3.0

Battery, 59 Wh (5 hours active use)

1 TB Cloud storage for three years

100 MB/month free Verizon data transfer in LTE model with LTE modem

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