Android Fanboy’s Wet Dream with The Chromebook Pixel

Backtracking on
what Eric Schmidt told us that Chromebooks would be cheap, disposable
products
 that you could easily throw away when it’s bricked, Google
unveiled the Chromebook Pixel in the premium category. It looks like a
wannabe Mac-book Pro, but will it be able to live up to its
hype? Time will tell.
Looking at the Google
website, the screen looks pretty
impressive
 though.

Similar to
Apple’s Mac book, it has the Gorilla Glass-covered screen: with a
12.85-inch, 2560 x 1700 touchscreen panel with a 3:2 aspect ratio, Google says
it’s the highest resolution display that’s ever shipped on a laptop !!!

The screen also have TAP, PINCH TO ZOOM & SWIPE.
The Verge already did a Hands “On video” for the ChromeBook Pixel here
Even though it would be without doubt the fastest Chromebook
ever, thanks to the Intel Core i5 processor, here is what you will not like:

1.    Battery Life: 5 Hrs.
2.    Only 32 GB of Storage. (Company is offering 1 TB of Cloud
Storage)
3.    No labels next to the ports.
4.    For $1,299, you don’t get a fully functional laptop
computer.
5.    WiFi Only, No 3G, 4G or LTE radio.
6.    It’s thicker than a macbook air

Here are the full hardware specs:

INPUTS
Gorilla® Glass multi-touch screen
Backlit Chrome keyboard
Fully clickable, etched-glass touchpad
HD Webcam 
SCREEN
12.85″ display with a 3:2 aspect ratio
2560 x 1700, at 239 PPI
400 nit screen
178° extra-wide viewing angle
DIMENSIONS
297.7 x 224.6 x 16.2 mm
3.35lb / 1.52kg
PORTS
2 x USB 2.0
mini-display port
2-in-1 card reader supporting: SD, MMC

INNARDS
Intel® Core™ i5 processor (Dual Core 1.8GHz)
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (Integrated)
4 GB DDR3 RAM
32 GB solid state drive (64 GB for LTE model)
AUDIO
Headphone/microphone jack
Built-in microphone array
Integrated DSP for noise cancellation
Powerful speakers tuned for clarity
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Active cooling with no visible vents
Machined from anodized aluminum
ENERGY STAR® certified
BATTERY
Up to 5 hours of active use (59 Wh battery)
NETWORK
Dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2×2
Bluetooth® 3.0
GOODIES
One terabyte of Google Drive cloud storage,
free for 3 years
12 free sessions of GoGo® Inflight Internet
100 MB/month for 2 years of mobile broadband
from Verizon Wireless (LTE model). Carrier terms and conditions apply.

Here is the “Apple iStyle” PR video from Google:

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