Google Pixelbook Carries on the Chromebook Line

The Chromebook lives, thanks to a new rebranding and some extra power.

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What's next for Google in the world of laptop notebooks? It involves getting thinner, as the company took the old Chromebook Pixel and rebranded it into the Google Pixelbook.

The new Google Pixelbook is touted as a high-end Chromebook, featuring a 12.3-inch display quad-HD touchscreen. It's also set to be convertible, with users able to use it as a tablet. That's mainly possible because it's the thinnest of Google's notebook products, at 10mm thin and weighing a meager 1kg. It should also offer up plenty of juice with 10 hours of battery life, with users able to get two hours of life off of a 15 minute charge.

Those using Pixel phones can take advantage of the Instant Tethering feature, which will allow the Pixelbook to automatically tether to a user's phone when it can't find a network. Users can use the network connection to access the Google Play store, among other functions.

While the Pixelbook has Google Assistant built in, right down to a button on the keyboard, Google will also sell a Pixel Pen stylus. The stylus will work directly with Google Assistant, allowing users to perform functions like instant dictionary definitions. Partnering with Wacom, Google was able to get the Pen to 10ms latency and 2,000 levels of sensitivity.

The Google Pixelbook will start at $999, with the Pixelbook Pen starting at $99. Pre-orders are set to begin today, with the Pixelbook set to arrive on October 31.

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    October 4, 2017 9:55 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Google Pixelbook Carries on the Chromebook Line

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      October 4, 2017 12:31 PM

      More pictures?

    • Zek
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      October 4, 2017 1:08 PM

      I really like my Asus Chromebook, but I don't want one at a luxury price point. The whole reason I accept the tradeoffs of a Chrome-only OS is because it's high quality for a low cost. If I want to invest in a high end laptop though I'll get a Windows one that can play games.

      • Zek
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        October 4, 2017 1:13 PM

        That said that's just my own priorities, if you're going to pay for a high-end Macbook and all you're going to use it for is web apps then I'd recommend a Chromebook. It does make sense to have an entry in the high end for those users.