Google Pixelbook with Chrome OS goes official with $999 price tag
As expected, Google announced a high-end Chromebook called Pixelbook at an event in San Francisco. Same as their competitors, Google is aiming at 2-in-1 market and is making a big noise about Pixelbook.
The Pixelbook borrows the same glass and metal design from its Pixel family. The $1000 Chromebook is packed with a 12.3-inch QHD LCD panel, Intel i5/i7 CPU, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 512GB storage, USB Type-C connectivity, 1Kg weight, and Chrome OS out of box.
The search giant says the Google Assistant is right built-in Chromebook and will help to find anything over local files or web. It even comes equipped with full Google Play Store support.
Similar to Microsoft’s Surface family, the Pixelbook supports Pixelbook Pen for which Google has partnered with Wacom and provides a 2000+ level of pressure sensitivity. There is no word on how Android apps will play along with Pixel Pen but you can do some doodling and scrolling in Evernote and other creativity apps. Oh and by the way that Pixelbook Pen is a separate purchase at $99. Ouch!
The pre-orders begin today in the US and you can expect a delivery within 3-4 weeks.