The Chromebook Pixel is a Chromebook manufactured by Google. It was released on Feb 28, 2013, with significantly high end specs, compared to other Chromebooks. However, it received much criticism due to its high price. It is the high class version of the Chromebook, set to compete with Apple's Macbook Pro and Microsoft's Surface Pro. Running Google's Chrome OS and optimized for Google services such as Drive, Gmail and Google+, it is "for the best of Google."


  • 12.85"
  • 3:2 aspect ratio
  • 2560 x 1700 at 239 PPI
  • 400 nit screen brightness
  • 178° extra-wide viewing angle
  • Gorilla® Glass multi-touch screen
  • Backlit Chrome leopard
  • Clickable, etched-glass touchpad
Web Cam
  • Integrated 720p HD camera
  • 297.7 x 224.6 x 16.2 mm
  • 3.35 lbs / 1.52 kg
  • Active cooling with no visible vents
  • ENERGY STAR® certified
  • Intel® Core™ i5 processor (Dual Core 1.8GHz)
  • Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (Integrated)

  • 32GB solid state drive (64GB on LTE model)
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • mini display port
  • SD/MMC card reader
  • Combo headphone/mic jack
  • Built-in microphone array
  • Integrated DSP for noise cancellation
  • Powerful stereo speakers tuned for clarity
  • Up to 5 hours of active use (59 Wh battery)
  • Dual-band WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n 2x2
  • Bluetooth® 3.0
  • Built-in LTE modem (LTE model)
  • 1TB Google Drive cloud storage for three years
  • 12 free sessions of GoGo® Inflight Internet



Many have critisized the Pixel for being overpriced, having too little storage, a short lasting battery, and being very limited, because of Chrome OS. While many of these are valid complainants, the Chromebook is intended for work in the cloud. Therefore, it does have some slight limitations. Many professional journalists have said they could work fine in a Chromebook.


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