USB-C Supported by Updated Google Chromebook Pixel

Google Chromebook Pixel

The latest version of the Chromebook Pixel was launched by Google. Similar to the latest MacBook, it accepts USB-C standard. However while the new Apple laptop has a single USB-C port, Chromebook Pixel features two of them because the company wanted to deliver display and also charge simultaneously, said Google. It has a solid drive card reader and two 3.0 USB ports in addition to a headphone or mic jack.


The latest Chromebook Pixel has the ability to give out almost 100 watts of power. This is greater than what is typically needed by even the biggest laptops, said the company. When a user plugs in a compatible USB Type-c device, the charger is able to adjust the correct amount of power for the device. This allows tablets, laptops and phones to be powered using one single charger.

An HD display output for a TV/monitor is also possible with the USB-C via HDMI accessories and DisplayPort. The USB-C was created for transferring high speed data (20Gbs), said Google. The present USB devices are only able to go up to a maximum of 5Gbs, so there is scope to grow.

The Chromebook Pixel (12.85 inches) has a touch-screen display of 2,560x1, 700 and weighs around 3.3 pounds. Buyers have the option to choose an Intel Core i5 processor (2.2GHz) along with 8GB memory. They could also opt for an Intel Core i7 processor (2.4GHz) with 16 GB memory. Flash storage of 32GB and 62GB is also available.


The incorporated Intel HD 5500 Graphics permits 4K of video output using HDMI or DisplayPort. There is also the option of a video adapter line (USB-C). Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac are both supported by the Chromebook Pixel.

The Chromebook also has a backlit keyboard that comes with an engraved, clickable trackpad and wide-angled camera (720P HD). A twelve hour battery life is promised by Google. You will find the updated Pixel on the Google website with a starting price of $999 (Intel Core i5 version).  It comes equipped with a 32GB solid state drive and a memory of 8GB RAM. You will have to shell out $1,299 for the Intel Core i7 processor which comes with 16GB RAM along with a 64GB solid state drive.

The buyers get cloud storage (1TB Google Drive) for 3 years. However, you get only 180 days to claim it when you log into the Chromebook. The first Chromebook Pixel with a touch feature came in the year 2013. If you’re looking to try the new Chromebook Pixel by Google, check out a tablet pc rental near you. As a company, Google is all about experimentation and is guaranteed to live up to the expectations of the user.

Monday, March 23, 2015