The new Chromebook pixel i7 £999.99 at the Google Store
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The new Chromebook pixel i7 £999.99 at the Google Store

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Found 16th May 2015
Hey guys this is Austin

So you have been looking for a Chromebook but you don't want to be bogged down with low end specs, and a questionable build quality that's reminiscent of a low end budget smart phone.

That's where the Chromebook Pixel comes in. With it's Glorious Anodised aluminium body design, etched-glass trackpad, and three-segment hinge lid, you will not be disappointed.

Powering this beauty is a 5th gen core i7 processor clocked at a modest 2.4GHz and 16GB of ram. When it comes to storage we are talking about a 64GB SSD which is capable of a 5 second cold boot. Also included is 1TB of cloud storage courtesy of Google Drive®.

The New Chromebook Pixel has a 12.85-inch touchscreen, 2560 x 1700 resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio. This is where the New Chromebook really comes to life, the best screen you have ever seen. With crystal clear clarity, and great viewing angles.

Finally let's talk about ports. Yeah, you can buy the New macbook, faff around with the one USB type C whilst you tear your hair out, or you can go with the New Chromebook Pixel which has a plethora! 2x USB Type-C (up to 5Gbps data, 4K display out with optional HDMI or DisplayPort™) 2x USB 3.0, an SD card reader and a Headphone/mic combo

Let me know what you guys think, And definitely make sure to tell me in the comments down below. Anyways guys thank you so much for reading, and I will catch you in the next one.

31 Comments

I think I'm missing the joke

Wait what? Why would you need that much power?

Original Poster

scotia2

I think I'm missing the joke



No joke. It really is a gorgeous piece of hardware, but I understand if people are not fond of Chome OS.

Is it only for hipsters?

AustinEvans

No joke. It really is a gorgeous piece of hardware, but I understand if … No joke. It really is a gorgeous piece of hardware, but I understand if people are not fond of Chome OS.


Hardware is widely praised, I just dont see the point of marrying that spec to Chrome OS. And frankly, at that price, it makes no sense at all.

dt_matthews

Hardware is widely praised, I just dont see the point of marrying that … Hardware is widely praised, I just dont see the point of marrying that spec to Chrome OS. And frankly, at that price, it makes no sense at all.



+1

As with most products these days, no doubt they will upgrade the software a couple of times then stop updates after a year so soon enough your product is out of date and you can shell out another grand!

Bovrilontoast

As with most products these days, no doubt they will upgrade the software … As with most products these days, no doubt they will upgrade the software a couple of times then stop updates after a year so soon enough your product is out of date and you can shell out another grand!


I doubt google do that, havent had a problem with my chromebooks or android stuff

how did you post this? I don't think you should be on your own with internet access.

LetoKynes

+1


+1

Its a beautifully crafted piece of hardware. With a larger 128GB SSD and a dual boot with Windows priced at around £800 it would be fair value, as it is ... no.

I think for that kind of money you should get an xps 13... That said it does have a beautiful screen...

Decent cpu and good memory but 64gb ssd is a joke regardless of os when 512gb ones are cheap even in msata/m.2. Not just small but at these sizes slow unless it's different arrangement.

Interesting. With specs like that it seems to be going up against apple products. However, I'm not sure what mainstream productivity software (ie: graphics creation, audio production) is available for Chrome OS that warrants the horsepower. Lovely thing but seems a bit pointless to me? Also not sure if it's a deal if only available in one place at one price? Uri

Adrian7

Decent cpu and good memory but 64gb ssd is a joke regardless of os when … Decent cpu and good memory but 64gb ssd is a joke regardless of os when 512gb ones are cheap even in msata/m.2. Not just small but at these sizes slow unless it's different arrangement.



But that would be missing the point. You get 64gb of local storage and 1tb of cloud storage. Why put in 512 when you expect people to put everything in the cloud? If you're not always near a web connection then you're buying the wrong laptop. Better to keep the budget for the things that matter.

Bovrilontoast

As with most products these days, no doubt they will upgrade the software … As with most products these days, no doubt they will upgrade the software a couple of times then stop updates after a year so soon enough your product is out of date and you can shell out another grand!



With the spec this device has it'll handle updates for a like long time to come with this OS. Look at how well it runs on a £150 chromebook.

If this is the genuine Austin, this is his YouTube channel:

youtube.com/use…303

SODDING EXPENSIVE man? .. damnnnnnnnnnn ..... lool. :-)

I couldn't believe that Google would really use a hipster beardie-weirdie like that in an ad on its website. Then I checked on the website.

I'm not sure which is more ridiculous: the price of the device or the beard...

What's the message: Buy this extraordinarily expensive thin client and you can look like a ****?

Think I'll stick with my surface pro 3 thanks, cost less and all it is missing is i7. More memory, bigger ssd and 1tb of cloud storage too. Plus it works offline.

Hi Austin

Is an i7u processor? Wait like that even matters when for 1k you are only giving 64gb is that to force more people into the cloud?

I would need a dedicated graphics card for this price along with a bigger screen.
Edited by: "sodz8" 16th May 2015

musical

I couldn't believe that Google would really use a hipster beardie-weirdie … I couldn't believe that Google would really use a hipster beardie-weirdie like that in an ad on its website. Then I checked on the website.I'm not sure which is more ridiculous: the price of the device or the beard...What's the message: Buy this extraordinarily expensive thin client and you can look like a ****?

At last, someone has skipped all the superfluous details and got to what is the key point here - the beard. That's what we should be discussing here. I have to disagree though, I think it's awesome.

I puked while reading this....

In what universe is 'modest' the word to use when trying to promote your overspecced and overpriced piece of kit?

A fully kit out surface costs less than this and comes with more storage.

Haha, this is funny. Isn't this practically a netbook? An i7 is what I need but for photoshop use on a proper laptop.

No doubt this is a great piece of hardware ...but because of it's narrow functionality it shouldn't cost more than £499

Chrome Operation system is a joke. it doesn't work without internet access, all the applications are implemented into chrome web browser. you can't download software.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/digitaltrends-uploads-prod/2014/01/Acer-C720P-Chromebook-white-touch-right-angle.jpg
Edited by: "SoloKingxRobert" 23rd May 2015

SoloKingxRobert

Chrome Operation system is a joke. it doesn't work without internet … Chrome Operation system is a joke. it doesn't work without internet access, all the applications are implemented into chrome web browser. you can't download software.



what I meant to say was, lol. None of those things are true. it's an amazing machine
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