Google presents Chromebook Pixel with USB-c ports

Google has proposed an update to its Chromebook Pixel. The new version of the laptop that originally appeared in 2013 includes a new processor and two USB-type-c ports instead of USB 2.0 ports.

Google has replaced the Core i5-3337U from the Chromebook Pixel 2013 with a Core i5-5200U in the new version. The search giant is also making an LS variant of its Pixel, something that stands for Ludicrous Speed ​​(‘ridiculous speed’). It runs on a Core i7 variant. In both cases, the GPU is an Intel HD 5500, while the original Pixel has an HD 4000.

In addition to the two USB-type-c ports, the new Pixel also has two regular USB 3.0 ports, a 3.5mm audio jack and space for an SD card. Unlike the original Pixel, the new models have support for Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.0.

In appearance, the new Pixel is unchanged. It measures 29.7×22.4cm and is 15.3mm thick, while the screen is the same 12.85″ LCD with a resolution of 2560×1700 pixels, giving it an aspect ratio of 3:2. Google claims a battery life of twelve hours.

In addition to the new Chromebook Pixels, Google has also opened a new web store at the url Previously, devices were in the Play Store, where apps can also be found. The new Chromebook Pixel has a price from 999 dollars, which is converted and including VAT around 1150 euros. The LS version costs 1299 dollars, converted and including VAT around 1490 euros.

In addition, Google has stopped selling its smartphone Nexus 5. Until Wednesday, the smartphone from 2013 was still for sale, but on Wednesday it disappeared from the Play Store.

ModelPixel 2013Pixel 2015Pixel 2015 LS
cpu Core i5-3337U Core i5-5200U Core i7-5600U
GPU Intel HD 4000 Intel HD 5500 Intel HD 5500
Storage 32GB SSD 32GB SSD 64GB SSD
Screen 12.85″ IPS LCD 12.85″ IPS LCD 12.85″ IPS LCD
Resolution 2560×1700 pixels 2560×1700 pixels 2560×1700 pixels
Battery 59Wh 59Wh 59Wh
Ports 2xusb 2.0, Mini DisplayPort, 3.5mm audio 2xusb-type-c, 2xusb 3.0, 3.5mm audio, SD card slot 2xusb-type-c, 2xusb 3.0, 3.5mm audio, SD card slot