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Chromebook Pixel: Google’s First Ultrabook with Retina Display

Google has officially launched Chromebook Pixel–latest laptop in its chromebooks series that comes with Retina Display.

Chromebooks now represent more than 10 percent of notebook sales at Currys PC in the U.K.

Chromebook Pixel with retina-like display has a 3:2 aspect ratio and 2560×1700 resolution, 1TB of free Google Drive Storage for 3 years, an integrated LTE modem for Verizon, an anodized aluminium body, glass touchpad, backlit keyboard, hidden vents, Intel i5 processor and 4GB of RAM.

The display has “the highest pixel density (239 pixels per inch) of any laptop screen on the market today” and it’s a 12.85-inch IPS touchscreen with 400 nit brightness and 178° extra-wide viewing angles.

Chromebook Pixel with Retina Display

“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,” informs Google.

Chromebook Pixel now available for purchase on Google Play in the U.S. and U.K., will soon come to BestBuy.com.

The U.S. $1,299 WiFi version will start shipping next week and the LTE version ($1,449) will ship in the U.S. in April.

In other Chrome news, Google adds voice recognition to the web apps in the latest Chrome Stable release that now includes support for the Web Speech API.

Web Speech API helps developers use to integrate speech recognition capabilities into their web apps.”

In addition, this release also disables silent extension installs in Chrome for Windows that keeps Chrome fast and safe by ensuring that you consent to every extension that’s installed on your computer.

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