Tag: Google Pixelbook

Like Your Ultra Thin Google Pixelbook? You Can in Part Thank Steve Jobs

If you like your ultra thin Google Pixelbook or any ultra thin laptop for that matter, you have in part to thank Steve Jobs and Apple.  10 years ago today, Apple introduced the Macbook Air.  It was a radical departure from what laptop design, including Apple themselves, had been to that point.  Sporting a single USB-A port, headphone jack and power connector, the Macbook Air ditched all the conventional things at the time like a DVD drive and spinning hard disks internally.  It also introduced a multi-touch touchpad.

Instead, Apple moved to SSD drives internally and ditched the DVD drive altogether, seeing a future where they simply wouldn’t be needed.  They were right as we know now ten years on but at the time, it was radical thinking.

Today’s Deal – Free Pixelbook Pen With the Purchase of Any Google Pixelbook

Today’s Deal is on the Google Pixelbook and lets you score a free Pixelbook Pen.  Now through February 1st, if you order a Pixelbook from Amazon or the Google Store, you will get a free Pixelbook Pen, a $99 value.  There is no special code required on either site.  On Amazon, visit the Google Pixelbook page, select the configuration you want and make sure you select the Pixelbook + Pixelbook Pen option.  It will be added to your cart at no charge.  At the Google Store, add the two to your cart and you will see a $99 credit applied to your cart at checkout.

The Pixelbook Pen allows you to access Google Assistant with a press of a button on it, so you can circle something on the screen and get information about it.  It also allows for digital writing and other editing features you would expect from a digital pen.

The Ultra High End Google Pixelbook is Finally Available

For those of you who have been waiting for the ultra high end version of the new Google Pixelbook, your wait is over.  Google today has posted the Intel i7-based model in their store and you can place your order now.  But, and this is important, you won’t get it until January as they don’t start shipping until January 3, 2017.

For those who don’t recall, this Pixelbook sports the Intel i7 processor, has 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.  It is identical in form and function to the base model, i5 powered Pixelbook.  Price wise, it is an eye watering $1649 but is currently on sale for $100 off.

The question is do you really need this high powered of a Chromebook?  Outside of a few edge cases, I’d argue no.  Here’s why.

Made For Google Site Now Live

Google’s new Made for Google program is kicking off in earnest as the new site for the program has now gone live.  The site lists 22 different vendors who make accessories for various products like the Pixel phone lineup and Pixelbook.  Those accessories have been certified by Google as working with the device for which they are designed for flawlessly.

The site more-or-less is a landing page with links to the 22 different vendor sites.  Those links go to the accessories they make for particular devices like the Pixel, Pixel 2 or Pixelbook.  Not all of the links on the page are functional yet but that will likely change quickly.

Google Pixelbook Already Available for Pre-Order on Amazon

For you Amazon shoppers who are looking to get your hands on the new Google Pixelbook, you can now pre-order it on the site.  During the presentation on the new Chromebook, Google mentioned that it would be available at retailers like Amazon and Best Buy so it isn’t surprising.  In fact, the listing for the Pixelbook clearly states it is being sold by Google through their Amazon storefront.

Don’t look for any special pricing either.  The i5 equipped Google Pixelbook with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is $999, the same price as it is directly from Google.  And while pre-orders are now available, shipping won’t happen until October 31st, just like the Google Store.

Google Pixelbook Officially Announced

At the Google event this morning, the all new Google Pixelbook was announced.  The premium Chromebook experience is the first Made By Google Chromebook since 2015 and the specs are pretty amazing.

The new Pixelbook is equipped with an Intel i5 processor or i7 processor and 8GB or 16GB of RAM and has three different storage options:  128GB, 256GB and 512GB.  The display is a 12.3″ with 2400 x 1600 resolution.  That gives it a 3:2 ratio which is what was on previous generations of Pixel Chromebooks.

The new Pixelbook is a 2-in-1 design with the tablet portion folding back behind the keyboard to give it a tablet only feel.  Like other similarly designed Chromebooks, the keyboard becomes inactive when you are in this mode to prevent erroneous key presses.

Pricing will put the new Google Pixelbook in the premium category for sure.  The 128GB with 8GB of RAM model will be $999, the 256GB model is $1399 and the 512GB model is a wallet shattering $1749.

Google Event Live Stream Information

The much anticipated Google event to launch the next generation of Pixel phones, the new Pixelbook, the new Google Home Mini and many other things happens tomorrow.  The event kicks off at 9 a.m. Pacific here in the US.  That’s 12 p.m. Eastern and 5 p.m. London time.  The event is being held in San Francisco.

As they have done with previous events, Google will be streaming the event live on YouTube.

You can go to YouTube and watch it there or you can simply watch it below.  Either way, you can set yourself a reminder to tune in for the event.


A First Look at The Google Pixelbook

Behold Chrome OS fans:  The new Google Pixelbook.  The rumors have been floating for months now that Google would be releasing an updated version of their Chromebook Pixel lineup and it looks like it is going to happen at the October 4th event.  Droidlife, kings of the leaks today, has gathered a lot of information on this new Chromebook and if nothing else, it looks pretty sweet.

The Google Pixelbook will come in three variants:  128GB, 256 or 512GB of storage and will start at $1199 for the 128GB model.  The 256GB model will be $1399 and the 512GB model will be an eye-watering $1749.  For a Chromebook.  Yep, it is going to be spendy.  The Pixelbook will be a 2-in-1 design with a touchscreen and, of course, will support Android apps out of the box.  As for the processor configuration, that’s not known yet but you can bet it will be an Intel based chipset.

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