Google Introduces The Chromebook Pixel

Google has introduced a new touchscreen laptop called the Chromebook Pixel. The new runs on Chrome OS, a web-based browsing system, and includes Google apps such as search, Gmail, YouTube, Maps and Google+ Hangouts natively.

The selling point for the laptop is a very high resolution screen with 239 pixels per inch. Here is more from Google’s blog:

The body of the Pixel is made from an anodized aluminum alloy to create a smooth and durable surface; vents are hidden, screws are invisible and the stereo speakers are seamlessly tucked away beneath the backlit keyboard. The touchpad is made from etched glass, analyzed and honed using a laser microscope to ensure precise navigation. The Pixel also has powerful, full-range speakers for crisp sound, a 720p webcam for clear video, and a total of three microphones designed to cancel out surrounding noise.

The new laptop is much more expensive than other Chromebook laptops which costs as little as $299. The Chromebook Pixel Wi-Fi version costs $1,299 and will start shipping next week. An LTE version, which costs $1,449, will ship in the U.S. in April.