Google announced several devices at their Made By Google event today, ranging from smart home devices and new Pixel phones, to the $1000 Chromebook Google Pixelbook:https://www.bestbuy.com/site/google-pixelbook
This is the most expensive Chromebook to date, although a few other computer brands have had a go at the Chromebook market this year with some more expensive than usual models themselves.
Google Pixelbook starts at $999 for a Intel Core i5 (7th gen.) powered model with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, but can be configured with 256GB or 512GB of storage, and 16GB of RAM too for those willing to fork out $1649. It’s taking pre-orders from today of, while the Google Pixelbook release date is October 31. The optional Google Pixelbook Pen costs another $99.
The screen of this convertible laptop is 12.3 inches wide, with a resolution of 2400 x 1600. A main feature for this device is the Google Assistant service ready at the press of a key or touch of one of the buttons on the pen.
This Chrome OS laptop has full Wi-Fi cover, a 10 hour battery life, a 720p front camera, 2x USB C ports, and is pretty thin, at 10.2mm in thickness. Surprisingly, it lacks a fingerprint reader, which is surprising given the extreme price and Google’s history of usually being at the front on technologies with their new devices.
– Jim Miller