Google rolled out the Chromebook Pixel and they announced its successor. The new Chromebook Pixel takes the same overall design of the first Pixel and improves many of the internals while also lowering the price.
The new Pixel is available in two variants. The $999 Core i5 (2.2 GHz Broadwell-U) version sports 8GB RAM and 32GB SSD. The second one is the $1,299 Core i7 “LS” (ludicrous speed) version (2.4 GHz Broadwell-U) and it sports 16GB of RAM and 64GB SSD. Both machines pack Intel’s HD Graphics 5500 GPU and Wi-Fi only. But the new Pixel has no LTE option though. It packs the same keyboard too.
The Pixel launches with the new standard for charging called USB Type C which could be seen in the new MacBook too. The official blog of Google says, “Not only does Type-C enable multi-device charging, but it also allows high-speed data and display over the same connector and cable. It’s small enough to work with smartphones, powerful enough to charge computers, and conveniently symmetrical.”
For the time being, the new Pixel is available in the U.S. only on Google’s new online hardware store.