High-res touchscreen Google Chromebook surfaces in leaked video

By on February 6, 2013, 4:00 PM

There’s no shortage of Google Chromebooks in the wild at this point as big names like Acer, HP, Lenovo and Samsung all offer a slightly different take on the platform. That base platform, however, may soon be getting some beefy upgrades if a recent leaked video showcasing a render of the next Chromebook is to be taken seriously.

According to Android Authority, a video showing the new Chromebook surfaced on Google Plus earlier today. The clip was quickly removed but not before several outlets took screenshots and made copies of it. The Chromebook is referred to as the Pixel but we are hearing it could also go by the name Link.

Either way, it’s a Chromebook with a full touchscreen display operating at a resolution of 2,560 x 1,700. Developer Francois Beaufort refers to it as Google Link and claims it’s being developed and tested at Google as we speak. The tag line used in the video says it is designed by Google, down to the last pixel. This could indicate the notebook is developed entirely in-house.

The clip in question was produced by Slinky.me. CEO Victor Koch noted on Google Plus that the company’s servers were hacked and several videos of projects they were working on were made available on YouTube.

It’s tough to tell if this is a legit hack and leak or if Google / Slinky.me secretly wanted to generate some buzz about the upcoming product. The video shows high production value so it’s unlikely that it was produced by an amateur. We’ll have to wait and see how this one plays out for now.

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psycros psycros said:

The day Chromebooks have PC-level gaming and full offline capability I'll be interested. Until then, whoop de doo.

ArthurZ ArthurZ said:

Must be a touch device with the keyboard at a fraction of the price what Apple demands but looks like allowing my USB key and flash cards to be read. Frankly, this is what Blackberry could do earlier, but they a so slow.

I think at this stage it becomes a game changer, I 'd buy, but need to have my hands on it 1st.

LNCPapa LNCPapa said:

Think I'll ask the job to get me one when they're released.

Wagan8r Wagan8r said:

It doesn't really matter how great the hardware is, as long as it's running Chrome OS, it's nothing but a big pile of "meh".

ArthurZ ArthurZ said:

I used a Samsung ($250) version at a friend of ours and actually was impressed, long battery life, speedy browsing, Google Drive integration, in short all what I need it has it, and I am now thinking more and more about buying a next gen device.

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