Items tagged with Chromebook Pixel

Plugging in a USB or micro-USB cable is typically a four-step process. First you attempt to plug it in. When that doesn't work, you turn the connector around and try again. An optional but almost unavoidable third step is to utter a string of obscenities before moving to step four, which is to orient the USB connector the way you originally had it, only this time it decides to slide in. This frustrating dance with a devilish standard will soon go the way of the dodo bird as USB Type-C connectors become commonplace.It's happening sooner than you think. Apple opted for a USB Type-C connector as the... Read more...
It may have taken a minute or two in order to correct a situation that should never have become a situation in the first place, but according to reports, Verizon Wireless will honor a second year of free data service (100MB/month) to Chromebook Pixel LTE customers who saw their service shut off prematurely. For some unknown reason, Verizon stopped offering some Chromebook Pixel LTE customers free data service after just one year even though the device was marketed as coming with two years of service. Following complaints and an eery silence from camp Verizon, Google stepped in and offered affected... Read more...
It's very likely Google knew from the outset that its Chromebook Pixel with LTE would be a tough sell at $1,449 (price at launch in April 2013), even with its glorious 2560x1700 touchscreen display. To help take some of the sting out of the price tag, Google teamed with Verizon Wireless to offer two years of free data. It was only for 100MB per month, but a still a nice incentive to make the leap, or at least it was until Verizon seemingly reneged on the deal, leaving it up to Google to make good with its customers. And that's what the Mountain View company is doing. Google is offering affected... Read more...
Earlier this year, Google did something almost ground-breaking when it introduced the Chromebook Pixel. Sure, the Chromebook line as a whole has existed for years, but the entire premise of such a range of notebooks revolved around only a couple of design goals. One of those was accessibility, and almost by default, the other was affordability. The original Chromebooks were priced at $500 or less -- in some cases, far less. The reason seemed obvious: Chrome OS was a great operating system for those who did little more than browse the Web and connect to cloud-based services such as Evernote, but... Read more...
Earlier this year, Google did something almost ground-breaking when it introduced the Chromebook Pixel. Sure, the Chromebook line as a whole has existed for a few years, but the entire premise of such a range of notebooks revolved around only a couple of design goals. One of those was accessibility, and almost by default, the other was affordability. The original Chromebooks were priced at $500 or less -- in some cases, far less. The reason seemed obvious: Chrome OS was a great operating system for those who did little more than browse the Web and connect to cloud-based services such as Evernote,... Read more...
Google's recently announced Chromebook Pixel and Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina display are two entirely different animals, but there's one area where the former trumps the latter. The 12.85-inch display on the Chromebook Pixel features a 2560x1700 resolution, which translates to 4.3 million pixels and 239 pixels per inch (PPI). In light of this, Apple's been forced to changed the headline on its Retina MacBook Pro landing page. The tagline previously read, "The highest-resolution notebook ever. And the second-highest," underneath which sat a pair of MacBook Pros, the 13.3-inch and 15.4-inch models... Read more...
Graduating from rumor to confirmation, Google's touch-enabled Chromebook is officially real. It's called Chromebook Pixel, just as Google teased in a YouTube video earlier this month, and with it comes a "rethinking" of the Chrome ecosystem, much in the same way Microsoft "reimagined" Windows when it introduced Windows 8. "Today we’re excited to announce our newest laptop—the Chromebook Pixel—which brings together the best in hardware, software and design to inspire the next generation of Chromebooks," Google stated in a blog post. "With the Pixel, we set out to rethink all elements... Read more...
One thing about Google is that the company never rests, often blindsiding the public with products or services nobody outside of Mountain View saw coming. The original Chromebook was one such product, but might it only have been a precursor to something much more fantastic? One look at a Google's promotional video highlighting the Chromebook Pixel and it's hard to think otherwise. The video was originally posted by developer Francois Beaufort, the same person pimping screenshots of the new "Notifications Galore!" app built by the Chrome Team to test internally the new message center in Chrome OS.... Read more...