According to Google, laptops and notebooks have not really evolved with the period of time. The machines should’ve become faster and more secure earlier. Taking of note of which Google has announced its latest offering at a media event in San Francisco on Wednesday. The state-of-the-art Pixelbook is very compact with just 10mm thin body and only 1-kilogram weight. It is running on Chrome powered OS and is fast and secure. The Pixelbook is also the first laptop to come with Google Assistant built-in, the company’s AI-powered virtual assistant. It also comes with Smart pen.
The Google Pixelbook sports a 12.3-inch display and comes with three set of specifications. It is priced at $999 (roughly Rs. 65,000). You can also purchase the Smart pen with the laptop which is priced at $99 (roughly Rs.6,500).
The 12.3-inch display on the Pixelbook offers a Quad HD resolution and 235ppi pixel density. It supports upto 16GB of RAM and packs up to 512GB of SSD for storage; buyers can choose between Core i5 and i7 processor options.
The Pixelbook offers upto 10-hours of batter life and uses the USB Type-C charger with its instant feature that allows the laptop to automatically connect with the internet connection on the user’s Pixel phone in the presence of a WiFi connection.
“You can fold the keyboard underneath. You can use it as a tablet. It’s the first convertible laptop that feels natural to use. Whether you want to use this device in classroom, office, or on a plane, this device is for you,” Matt Vokoun of Google said. Because it also doubles as a tablet, Vokoun said, there is a pen to go along with the Google Pixelbook.
The smart pen mimics several features that Microsoft has offered with Surface Pen on its Surface lineup of computing devices. One can quickly take notes using Pixelbook pen, and also edit photos on Adobe Photoshop. The pen also offers the best in the industry 10ms of latency, 60-degree of angular awareness, and over 2,000 levels of pressure sensitive.
Even as Chromebooks are gaining traction in the area of education and among enthusiasts, the machines have still not got the level of admiration among the consumers and Google would be hoping to change that.