Google’s high-end Pixelbook laptop will make all other Chromebooks jealous

A ChromeOS device with serious specs, but a serious price to match

05 October 2017
by Stuff Staff

The most immediately noticeable thing about the Pixelbook, Google’s next flagship laptop, is that it’s no longer called a Chromebook.

In the tech world the aforementioned moniker generally means cheap and cheerful, but Pixelbook is packing a more premium feature set. For a start, it’s a ChromeOS-powered 4-in-1, transforming into a tablet when you don’t need the physical keyboard, as well as offering tent and video-watching stand modes. Add to that built-in Google Assistant and you’ve got a supremely talented machine with a thickness of just 10mm.

There’s a 12.3-in, Quad HD LCD multi-touch display and – to rival Microsoft and Apple – it will launch with a pressure sensitive stylus, dubbed the Pixelbook Pen (US$99).

Running on an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, the Pixelbook ships with up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage. Inevitably, that impressive spec carries a steeper price tag – from US$999 when it hits stores on October 31.

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