Pixel is also known as Google’s main showcase when it comes to the company’s cloud-based Chrome operating system. This is a pricey power-user substitute for the sub-$250 Chromebooks developed by other computer manufacturers. On average, Pixel costs $999 to $1,299. The second version of the Pixel may seem familiar to some, because it actually has a design that is identical to the brilliant, high-quality display from its previous version. This new version also runs Chrome OS, Google’s cloud-based operating system. Even though the first one was originally priced at $1,299, the new Pixel costs a bit less at around $999.
There are also some hardware updates as well, one of them is the Intel Core i5 processor that comes from Intel’s latest generation of Core CPUs. There is also a dual USB Type-C port, which is made for both accessories and charging.
The main attraction of the Pixel is its 13-inch, 2,560 x 1,700 pixel resolution display, but now, everyone is focused on the 1080-pixel laptop screens that are a little bit more expensive. This is because these laptops give off a complete Windows 8 experience, alongside the ability to install software from Photoshop, to iTunes.
One of the biggest differences when it comes to the first and second versions of the Pixel is the inclusion of two USB Type-C ports. These ports are placed on each side of the laptop. USB Type-C has the ability to handle power, video, and data in one package.
This is also the same connector that Apple will be using in their new MacBook, which they announced last March 9. But even though the MacBook only has one USB-C port, the Pixel comes with two USB 3.0 ports. This means that users are still free to use their older USB-powered gadgets, which readies any shift into the future. The USB-C connector is based after an open standard that is set to be welcomed by other phone and computer makers that are shifting forward with technology.
This is a handy port that gives users a lot of advantages. First off, it is reversible – It still works whichever way that the port is plugged in. Users will also be able to charge their laptops using any type of USB-C power adaptor. One of these laptops includes the aforementioned MacBook.
The price may have been reduced, but Pixel is still serving as a showpiece for Google’s Chrome OS.