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Google's new Chromebook Pixel is a 2-in-1 called the Pixelbook, starts at $1199

By midian182 ยท 4 replies
Sep 20, 2017
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  1. Last month brought rumors that Google would unveil a new Chromebook Pixel at its October 4 hardware event. Now, Droid Life has revealed some (low-res) photos and information about the device, including its name — the Pixelbook.

    Unlike the original Chromebook Pixels, the Pixelbook is a 2-in-1 that can be used as a tablet by flipping the keyboard behind the screen, suggesting Google is looking to take on Microsoft’s Surface Book. There’s also an optional $99 stylus called the Pixelbook Pen, which is pressure sensitive, comes with tilt support and has zero lag.

    Droid Life’s pictures show a USB Type-C port, a headphone jack, a volume rocker, and the power button. But there's bad news for those who like to pick from a variety of colors; the Pixelbook will only be available in silver.

    This all sounds like the upcoming 2-in-1 could be a compelling device, but the caveat may be the price. The Pixelbook will reportedly be available in three different storage options: a 128 GB version that costs $1199, a 256 GB model for $1399, and a 512 GB option that comes in at an eye-watering $1749. That’s an awful lot of money for a Chromebook — you could get a high-end Windows laptop or MacBook for a similar price.

    In addition to the Pixelbook and Pixel 2 handsets, Google is expected to unveil the Google Home Mini — a rival to Amazon’s Echo Dot — as well as an updated Daydream View VR headset that costs $100 at next month's event.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,285

    Damn man!!! What the hell is going on here??? The outlandish and outrageous prices for this gadget makes some of Apples products look very reasonably priced. Have Google forgotten that they're not Apple?
     
  3. Humza

    Humza TS Maniac Posts: 173   +136

    They could have at least slimmed down on the bezels to justify the outrageous price.
     
  4. mattsie

    mattsie TS Enthusiast Posts: 52   +28

    Well the price doesn't make sense. I expect discounts soon.

    What are the specs then? 4 core i7 or Ryzen equivalent?
     
  5. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 846   +38

    .................come on, now. How am I suppose to make fun of Apple if Google is going to turn around and start doing the same outlandish pricing? :p
     

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