Global search giant Google which has been trying to establish itself as Gadget magnet on Wednesday launched Google Pixelbook, the first laptop from Google. The first impression seems indeed a completely revamped and different product from previously launched Google Chromebook. Google Pixelbook is a very slim laptop. It has been designed to be used on the go. The 12.3-inch touch display comes with vibrant colour and sunlight legibility is amazing. The screen rotates a full 360 degrees – means it can be used as laptop or tablet. To make it more convenient for user, Google has also launched Pixelbook Pen but it does not come with box. You have to pay $99 for it.
The laptop weighs about two pounds, roughly the same as Apple’s super-thin MacBook. It matches the overall aesthetic of the Pixel phones, including the two-part back, with metal on the bottom and glass on top. Google Pixelbook is available with a Core i5 or Core i7 processor, upto 16 gigs of RAM, and up to 512 gigs of memory. It charges over USB-C, and the same cable can charge your phone.
Most important, it can run any Android app, either in a window about the size of a phone or full-screen on the laptop. It runs Chrome OS, which means you get Google’s latest security features. The keyboard uses touch processing algorithm to make the experience smooth. It has instant tethering option when WiFi connection is not available. It means when WiFi connection is not available, the laptop will automatically create connecting with mobile. The user need not to create hotspot.
Google Pixebook has been priced at $999. Both the laptop and Pixel Pen will be available in US, UK, Canada market. Pre-booking starts today and it will be available in store on October 31. Google said that it will be lauching its first laptop in different market shortly. Company has not confirmed as to when Google Pixebook will be launched in India.