In an attempt to satisfy cloud-computing power users, Google today launched its Chromebook Pixel, a $1,299 laptop with a high-resolution touch screen that's now the flagship of the Chrome OS fleet.
"The goal was to push the boundary and build something premium," Sundar Pichai, the senior vice president of engineering in charge of Chrome and the Google Apps online services, said in an interview. Google engineers set out on the "labor of love" project two years ago, asking themselves, "What could we do if we really wanted to design the best computer possible … Read more
As the divide between laptops and tablets continues to shrink, word is that Google has already developed its first Chrome-powered touchscreen laptop.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the tech giant's new device would come with cloud computing and could go on sale as soon as this year.
This endeavor would put Google in closer competition with Microsoft, which has already developed its own Windows touch-screen laptops. According to the Wall Street Journal, 25 percent of all Windows 8 laptops sold in the U.S. last month had touch screens.
Microsoft also has a major claim on the low-cost … Read more
The Chromebook Pixel is real, according to the man behind the promotional video that leaked last week -- and, he told CNET in an exclusive interview, "it's going to be fantastic."
But contrary to Victor Koch's claims on various social media profiles, Google says it is unaware of him ever working for the company, throwing new doubt on his story.
"No fake, no hoax," he said … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Clouds and strife: Building the world of BioShock Infinite.
- The bootleg games of Nairobi's Diamond Plaza.
- Leaked video appears to reveal Google's touch Chromebook.
- Someone forgot to pay their bill at MichelinGuides.com, now Michel in Guides.
A promotional video for a new touch-enabled Chromebook surfaced today, apparently revealing the first laptop to be designed by Google itself.
As shown in the video, the Chromebook Pixel boasts a 4 million-pixel display, suggesting a resolution of 2,560 x1,700. The display is also a touch screen, in what would be a first for the Chromebook line. No information is offered on the device's internal specifications.
Those who've bought the low-cost Samsung Chromebook will be able to watch Netflix streaming video -- at some point.
"We are collaborating with Google on a solution for ARM-based Chromebooks," said Netflix spokesman Joris Evers last night.
He didn't share details on the company's schedule or its technical approach to bringing its service to Chrome OS, Google's browser-based operating system.
Moving its PC line beyond Microsoft's Windows operating system by embracing Google's Chrome OS, Hewlett-Packard today announced the $330 Pavilion 14 Chromebook.
Samsung and Acer were the first to offer Chrome OS devices, with Lenovo following suit. Now HP evidently believes it's worth jumping on the bandwagon for the browser-based operating system, describing the Chromebook as part of its "multi-OS approach."
"Google's Chrome OS is showing great appeal to a growing customer base," said Kevin Frost, general manager of HP's Consumer PC, Printing, and Personal Systems group. "With HP's Chromebook, … Read more
It seems Hewlett-Packard plans to follow Samsung, Acer, and Lenovo into the Chromebook market.
The company published a spec sheet for the Pavilion Chromebook 14-c010us that reveals a 4-pound model with a 1.1GHz Intel Celeron 847 processor, 16GB SSD, 14-inch LED-backlit display with 1,366x768 resolution, a Webcam, and three USB 2.0 ports.
It appears the device will ship in the coming weeks. The spec sheet, spotted by The Verge, lists an advertising embargo date of February 17.
"The HP Pavilion Chromebook gives you fast and easy access to the things you love and depend on, from … Read more
Acer hasn't been doing well lately, and the company is pointing a finger at weak demand for Windows 8.
"Windows 8 itself is still not successful," Acer president Jim Wong told Bloomberg in an interview published yesterday. "The whole market didn't come back to growth after the Windows 8 launch, that's a simple way to judge if it is successful or not."