Along with a fancy new hardware-focused Google Store, there's a shiny new version of the super-premium Chromebook. Google just threw the Chromebook Pixel 2015 up on its page in two models: one with an Intel Core i5 2.2Ghz processor for $999 (considerably less than the original) and one with a 2.4Ghz Core i7 for $1299. Sales appear to be limited to the United States at the moment.

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The i5 model is ostensibly the low-end version, but even that is fairly super-powered compared to other Chromebooks. It comes with a 32GB SSD drive for storage and a generous 8GB of RAM - double the original Pixel and twice as much as any current Chromebook on the market. The i7 model is super high-end: 64GB of storage and 16GB of RAM for more tabs than you can shake a stick at. Video has been upgraded to the latest Intel HD 5500 integrated graphics chip.

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Both models include the original metal case design and the distinctive 3:2 touchscreen with a resolution of 2560x1700. The battery has been upgraded to a quick-charge model that Google claims will get two hours of use on a 15-minute charge. It's also rated for 12 hours of total life, a major improvement on the original. It uses the new Type C charger so prominently featured on the new Macbook design, complete with 4K video-out, and the laptop also includes two USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot.

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Naturally the software is Google's Chrome OS, with the latest updates automatically downloaded. There were rumors of a dockable tablet model and dual-boot for Android, but that appears to have been false, at least for now. The Chromebook Pixel is currently shipping in one to two days.

Update: Here's the full set of specifications for the new model:


  • 11.7” x 8.8” x 0.6” / 297.7mm x 224.55mm x 15.3mm


  • 3.3 lbs/ 1.5 Kg


  • 12.85" display with a web-friendly 3:2 aspect ratio
  • 2560 x 1700, at 239 PPI
  • 400 nit screen
  • 178° extra-wide viewing angle


  • Intel® Core™ i5 Processor, 2.2GHz or Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 2.4GHz


  • Multi-touch screen
  • Backlit Chrome keyboard
  • Fully clickable, etched-glass trackpad


  • Up to 12 hours of battery life¹

Ports & Connectors

  • 2 USB Type-C (up to 5 Gbps data, 4K display out with optional HDMI or DisplayPort adapter, 60W charging)
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • SD Card
  • Headphone/Mic combo


  • 720P HD Wide Angle camera with Blue Glass


  • 8GB or 16GB


  • 32GB or 64GB of Flash Storage²


  • 802.11ac Wireless with support for A/B/G/N/AC, 2.4 and 5ghz, 2x2 spatial streams
  • Bluetooth 4.0 BR/EDR/LE Smart Ready controller


  • High Power Stereo Speakers, Dual Microphones, Headset jack,
  • Support for headset with microphone


  • Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Integrated)


  • Supports 4K video output over DisplayPort™™ or HDMI with optional Type-C video adapter cable


  • Type-C USB Charger, new industry standard