Google introduced a high-end Chromebook laptop on Thursday that sports an Intel Core i5 processor and a 13.3 inch 2560×1700 resolution display.
Previous to the launch of the Chromebook Pixel, Google’s Chromebooks, produced with partnerships with OEMs like Samsung and Acer, have been low-powered and low-priced. With the Pixel, Google is attempting to attempt the success of the Chromebook in a different quadrant of the market.
“The philosophy of Chrome has always been to minimize the “chrome” of the browser. In much the same way, the goal of the Pixel is to make the pixels disappear, giving people the best web experience,” Google wrote in a blogpost.
The Pixel comes with either an Intel Core i5 3427U or i5 3337U processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, 32GB or 64GB of SSD storage, WiFi, optional LTE, an HD webcam, and an aluminum case.
It’s available as of today from the Google store, and retails for $1,299 (32GB, Wi-Fi) or $1,499 (64GB, Wi-Fi/LTE)