Google's cloud-based Chromebook proved a jolting success for the company. Cheap, pretty, decent hardware -- it's a good laptop for those in need who can't afford Apple prices. Today, the Mountain View-based company released the Chrombook Pixel, which not only boasts a better screen but a touchable one as well. However, it will cost you as much as an Apple laptop.
On Google's blog, Linus Upson, Vice President of Engineering, notes:
[...]This Chromebook has the highest pixel density (239 pixels per inch) of any laptop screen on the market today. Packed with 4.3 million pixels, the display offers sharp text, vivid colors and extra-wide viewing angles. With a screen this rich and engaging, you want to reach out and touch it—so we added touch for a more immersive experience. Touch makes it simple and intuitive to do things like organize tabs, swipe through apps and edit photos with the tip of your finger.
It also comes with better speed, better connectivity, and even some Google Drive storage. Check out the video below for more details:
The cost? Comparable to a Macbook Pro. (Yikes!) "The WiFi version ($1,299 U.S. and £1,049 U.K.) will start shipping next week and the LTE version ($1,449) will ship in the U.S. in April." Buy it here if you can swing it, moneybags.