Curiosity: Google reveals Chromebook Pixel with 4mp display (2560x1700) with 3:2 ratio and Core i5 CPU (speculation: is this linked to the Nik Software purchase?)
If the choices of existing operating systems for power laptops drive you crazy, a new option has arrived today, the Google Chromebook Pixel. It has a 4-megapixel display, 2560 by 1700 which is a 3:2 ratio. It is powered by an Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB memory, 32GB on-board SSD, SD card reader, Intel HD 4000, and comes with 1TB of Google cloud storage free for three years. The price is $1300.
The display is 12.85-inch touch-screen with a 239 pixels/inch density which beats most laptops including Apples.
It will be interesting to see what Google does to make it enticing for the digital creatives. Surely, they haven't released a $1300 power-laptop just for general purpose usage? You can do that with the $250 Chromebook.
SPECULATION: could it be that their purchase of Nik Software was not actually focused on Snapseed but the other software Nik Software made? They could use the know-how from those to build powerful image editing tools for the Chromebook Pixel through the Chrome Web App Store? This paragraph is pure speculation!
The starting price is $1,300 for the Wi-fi model and can be purchased online from the Google online store or at select Best Buy stores in the US.