Google has chained the announcements tonight. In addition to its phones, the American giant has lifted the veil on the PixelBook , a 2-in-1 designed for the most demanding mobile users.
Google has chosen to freely draw inspiration from Lenovo convertibles to develop its new computer and the latter is thus equipped with a hinge capable of rotating 360 °. Thanks to this feature, the machine can be used as an ultraportable or as a touchscreen tablet. A tent mode is also possible, of course.
The American giant has not looked at the expense and the PixelBook is thus equipped with an extremely thin reinforced aluminum frame, a frame not exceeding ten millimeters thick.
PixelBook: the return of the high-end Chromebook
Google has also made sure to reduce its weight in order to make it easier to move around and the computer does not weigh more than a kilogram.
The PixelBook is however entitled to a solid technical sheet and it thus embeds a beautiful 12.3-inch screen capable of displaying a definition in 1440p. On the processor side, the manufacturer has opted for Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 coupled with a maximum of 16 GB of RAM.
Like most manufacturers, Google has indeed chosen to decline its Chromebook in several versions in order to reach the widest possible target. The storage space will also change from one model to another and it can reach a maximum of 512 GB, in SSD format.
Autonomy is an important criterion for a nomadic machine and the company wanted to be rather reassuring on this issue. According to her, the machine will indeed be able to last a maximum of ten hours with a single charge and the power will be provided through its USB Type-C port.
Several models to choose from
Google has done a lot of work on connectivity and the PixelBook will be able to connect on its own to its owner's Android smartphone if it cannot find a WiFi network. In addition, it is not limited to applications developed for Chrome OS and it is also able to run the tools and titles available on the Play Store.
At the same time, Google has also developed a stylus to allow the most creative people to use their computer as a graphics tablet.
The base PixelBook is priced at $ 999 with an Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. For an additional $ 200, the user can upgrade to 256 GB of storage. The high-end model will be offered for its part at a price around $ 1,700 depending on the options.
Available now in the US for pre-order, the PixelBook will hit the market at the end of the month.