Chromebook Pixel 2015

Overview:

  • 12.85” high res display (2560×1700)
  • Multi-touch glass screen
  • 0.6” thin and 3.3 lbs
  • Machined, full metal enclosure
  • 2 USC Type-C, 2 USB 3, SD Card Reader

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The Chromebook Pixel has been update for 2015, and wow did they hook up up with the most powerful chromebook ever.  All the awesome the old chromebook had – and one of the models is LESS MONEY.  You can pick up a Intel i5 with 32 Gig of drive space for $999, with the i7 and 64 Gig drive – it goes up to $1299.  Same awesome screen, which is 2560×1700 at a brilliant 239 PPI.  That is serious.  Are you into HD video and a killer TV?  The chromebook pixel 2015 will pump out 4K via the HDMI cable – pretty cool.

This is not the “cheap” chromebook, it is high end and has wonderful build quality. Aesthetically, the Pixel is a boxy version of the Macbook Pro.  It’s has an aluminum, unibody chassis.

The ports are all new too:

  • 2x USB Type-C (can be used to move data at up to 5Gbps data, 4K display out with optional HDMI or DisplayPort™ adapter or even used for 60W charging)
  • 2x USB 3.0 Standard A
  • SD card reader
  • Headphone/mic combo

The keyboard is nicely laid out, and the keys feel good when presses.  Also – the keyboard is backlit – which is wonderful.  The trackpad is etched glass and also clickable.  The speakers are still high quality – the higher end Windows laptops do not compare. The bass is good – and high and lows are balanced…I think you watch a movie in a loud environment and hear everything clearly.

But, and this is no change, the best part of the Pixel is the screen.  The resolution 2560 x 1700 and that’s on a 12.85″ display. That equates to 239 pixels per inch. That’s the highest pixel density on any laptop. It’s also very bright compared to most other Chromebooks. Not to mention the fact is a touchscreen – and the Chrome OS is getting better and better with touch/gestures.

Out with the old – in with the new.  The Pixel doesn’t disappoint finding 7 more hours of battery life.  That is twice as much as Pixel 1.0.  The 2015 update boasts 12 hours…again, it may not be 12, but we’ll take10.  If you are looking for the best Chromebook, look no further than the Pixel.

Not sure – check out our Best Chromebooks post.