The Pixel is something special. It is a work of art, an engineering triumph, and a game changer. You really have to experience it to fully understand it.
The hardware: It's light and thin enough that there is little difference between this and a tablet when carrying it around. The lighted keyboard is perfect for late-night hacking. The screen as as good as any. The touchscreen is a bit of a gimmick: occasionally useful, but awesome for showing off. The WiFi seems to get better reception than other laptops.
The devices are now official and we can clear up every tiny detail.
- Size: 11.7” x 8.8” x 0.6” / 297.7mm x 224.55mm x 15.3mm
- 12.85-inch touch screen display with resolution measures 2560×1700, an incredible spec with 239 pixels per inch
- Dual mics
- SD card slot
- 720p Webcam
- 802.11 ac Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Intel HD 5500 integrated graphics
- Supports up to 4K video out
- Backlit Chrome keyboard
- Clickable glass trackpad
- 2 USB 3.0 ports
- HDMI, DisplayPort out via Type-C port with adapters
- Headphone/mic combo jack
- SD card
- The battery still lasts up to 12 hours.
A more expensive model boasts an Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, and 64GB of flash storage for $1,299.