Google today unveiled the updated version of its Chromebook Pixel with the latest available hardware and some fancy new features.
The new Chromebook comes with the same USB Type-C connector that you will find on Apple’s recent MacBook 12-inch Retina. The Type-C connector is a single port that will take care of charging, data transfers as well as video outputs. Google has included new quick-charge feature with the Pixel, allowing you to gain two hours of usage with a mere 15 minute charge. To charge the battery fully, it takes just 90 minutes.
Chromebook Pixel is now powered by the latest Intel Broadwell 5th Gen Core i5 processor with 8GB of RAM and includes 32GB of internal storage. The basic hardware remains the same though. You get an aluminum body, a 13-inch Touch enabled 2560 x 1700 resolution display with 239 PPI pixel density, and stereo speakers under the keyboard.
Google’s updated Chromebook Pixel will be available starting today via Google’s new online Google Store starting at $999 for the base version. There is also a more expensive model with an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, and 64GB SSD for $1,299.