Google would work according to some sources on a new machine running Chrome OS , a machine positioned on the high end and benefiting from a screen capable of displaying 4K. Atlas would be his code name.
When Google launched the first Chromebooks with its partners, the manufacturer opted for an extremely low price positioning in order to impose its machines on the market.
The idea was indeed to offer a simple alternative to the netbooks of the time while promoting the ecosystem built around Chrome.
A high-end PixelBook on the way?
Since then, things have changed a lot and the manufacturer has gone upmarket by offering the very first Pixel and then continuing with the famous Pixelbooks, machines with very neat finishes.
In October, Google therefore lifted the veil on the PixelBook, a convertible that can be used both as a laptop and as a touch pad, a bit like Lenovo's Yoga.
Powerful and robust, the main feature of this machine was also a 12.3-inch screen capable of displaying 1440p, a screen associated with an Intel Core i5 or an Intel Core i7 coupled with a maximum of 16 GB of RAM. Never seen on a Chromebook, then.
Google intends to go even further by launching a new, even more premium machine soon.
A Chromebook with a 4K screen?
By digging into the source code of Chromium OS, XDA Developers indeed found several references alluding to a Chromebook designated by the reference Atlas, a Chromebook whose screen would be able to display a resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a format in 16: 9.
This choice is surprising to say the least. The PixelBook unveiled at the end of last year was indeed equipped with a screen in 3: 2 format, a screen particularly suitable for office automation and productivity. This time, Google could therefore aim for multimedia use by offering Chrome OS fans a machine specially optimized for playing very high definition video.
Chromium OS does not provide additional information apart from the presence of a keyboard, a touch pad and a touch screen. However, it would not be surprising if this new machine is part of the innovations presented on the occasion of Google I / O at least next.