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Google Chromebook Pixel

A high-end, touch-screen Chromebook device from Google that runs the company’s Chrome OS operating system. The Google Chromebook Pixel debuted in early 2013 with a 12.85” Gorilla Glass-display that provides a screen resolution of 2560 by 1700 pixels (239 pixels per inch), and pricing for the Google Pixel starts at $1299. 

The Google Chromebook Pixel differs from other Chromebooks in its price (close to $1000 more than entry-level Chromebooks) as well as the fact that Google itself commissioned the production of the Chromebook rather than relying on a more traditional PC manufacturer like Samsung or Acer. 

While its specs and pricing would seem to put the Google Pixel Chromebook in competition with laptops like the Retina Display MacBooks from Apple and tablet hybrids like the Microsoft Surface Pro, one key differentiating point is that the Google Pixel, like all Chromebooks, can only run Chrome-compatible, Web-based applications, not traditional desktop software applications such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop.







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