The Chromebook Pixel of Google has been described as a mysterious beast. The Chromebook Pixel computer produced by Google was released in 2013 for the first time as a laptop running Google’s Chrome operating system and top of the line Chromebook. A majority of Chromebooks are priced between $250 and $500, but Pixel amazingly cost $1300. The original pixel employed usually top-of-the-line technology and a few indulgent impracticalities resembling a multitouch display having an extremely high resolution. However, it was loaded with outdated connection ports, comparatively shorter battery life, and web-only operating system not conducive to the users.
Now that the second edition of the Chromebook Pixel has come; it is also as complex as the previous version, and at the same time, as appealing. It is the squared-off aluminum that has been used in the manufacturing of this second generation Pixel as in case of the initial one, but there are no visible vents and screws. It looks and feels solid, rather, too solid, and heavy 3.3 pounds. It possesses high-resolution screen with pixel density higher than an Apple Retina display. It retains touchscreen. In case one has to pinch and zoom, it has novelty and usefulness. As for speed and power, it is highly effective. Pixel has come to market in two models; the LS model which is costlier than the other model. The costs of Pixel’s two versions are $1000 for base model and $1300 for the faster model.
With the Chrome operating system coming of age, it is not only usable but also similar to Mac and Windows operating system to a very great extent especially if one uses the laptop for web surfing and email. The battery life of the new version of Pixel is said to be improved with a capacity of 12 hours in case of constant use, as per Google. It has an excellent key board, but Google has substituted the caps lock key with a dedicated search key. The keyboard is backlit and the light diminishes when fingers are off the keys, but comes back when one touched a key again.
However, the Pixel does not seem to be for the masses taking into account its specs, prices, and usability. Google agrees that it is a precursor of cheaper Chromebooks.