Google’s Chromebook Pixel 2 Launches In U.Okay. On twenty first April, Pricing Begins At £799
It was already recognized that Google’s second-era Chromebook Pixel, the brand new model of its flagship laptop computer operating Chrome OS, was to launch within the U.Okay. subsequent after debuting within the U.S. final month. Nevertheless, Mountain View has now confirmed an official launch date and pricing.
The brand new Chromebook Pixel might be obtainable in Blighty on the twenty first of April by way of the web Google Retailer and thru a tie-in with electronics retail group Dixons. Pricing consists of £799 for the Core i5 model, and £999 for the i7 model.
When it comes to bang-for-buck, right here’s how we defined the variations in specs once we reviewed the brand new Chromebook Pixel final month.
The brand new Pixel will are available two variants: a $999 Core i5 (2.2 GHz Broadwell-U) model with 8GB of RAM (up from 4GB within the unique) and a 32GB SSD, and a $1,299 Core i7 “LS” model (2.four GHz Broadwell-U) with 16GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD. Each use Intel’s HD Graphics 5500 GPU and weigh in at three.three lbs. Even Google admits that the LS version (which it says stands for “ludicrous velocity”) could also be overkill for many, nevertheless it additionally famous that builders will certainly discover methods to do fascinating issues with this extra energy.
As we beforehand famous, each fashions of the brand new Chromebook Pixel are Wi-Fi-solely i.e. there are not any LTE (4G) fashions. That’s as a result of, in response to Google, most individuals have been tethering their Chromebook to their telephones and the corporate needed to “put assets elsewhere.”
In the meantime, the selection of Dixons as a retail companion within the U.Okay. is an apparent one. Not solely does the corporate have a close to-monopoly on the British excessive road, it lately started working with a advertising company employed by Google to trial a revamped ‘Google Store‘ — a retailer inside a retailer — inside its Currys PC World retailer on London’s Tottenham Courtroom Street.
The thought being to point out off Google’s growing vary of hardware units and supporting providers, corresponding to its Nexus smartphones, Chromebook laptops, and Chromecast TV dongle, in greatest mild. That may quickly embrace the Chromebook Pixel 2, maybe the shiniest of any of Google’s hardware.