Google held an event on October 4, wherein the tech-giant unveiled its 2017 flagship line-up. Alongside PIXEL 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones, the company also introduced a brand-new laptop called, “Pixelbook.” The device carries a hefty price tag and is the first proprietary Chrome OS device made by Google. According to a report by Tech Radar, fans were disappointed when the company decided to take Chromebook Pixel off the market. Little did they know, they were going to meet a new iteration to laptops offered by Google.

Price and release date

Google has started taking pre-orders for its Pixelbook.

The shipping for the products is expected to start sometime in November. The starting price of these products is around $999. The Pixelbook takes on Apple MacBook and the Surface laptop directly. If consumers are interested in purchasing laptops with a greater quantity of space then they might have to pay a little extra too.

Design and screen

Numerous leaks and speculations before the actual launch event pretty much ruined all the surprise there was to Pixelbook. The laptops – as noted by Tech Radar – were expected to carry forward design elements from the Pixel smartphones. The device is likely to feature a two-toned body that includes a mixture of glass and aluminum. The devices measure roughly 10.3mm and weigh approximately 1.1kgs.

Google says that they are done with the traditional convertible laptop segment. They want to be able to deliver more – perhaps the kind of laptop that comes integrated with 4-in-1 functionality. The Pixelbook features a 12.3-inch display with an aspect ratio of 3:2. Users will be able to rotate the laptop’s screen to a full of 360 degrees.

Storage and performance

In comparison to Chromebook, Pixelbook comes packed with a lot more storage. Google has introduced three different variants of the Pixelbook. This includes 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The base itself is enough to suit the requirements of a daily user. But the firm also offers the option of expanding the memory of the individuals wants.

The laptop is further powered by Intel’s latest Kaby Lake Core i5 and i7 processors. This comes across as a disappointment as Intel has already made its eighth-generation processor available for use. It would make sense for Google to pack the latest system. The device is expected to compete with the Surface Book Pro and the iPad Pro series of laptops.