google's retina touchscreen chromebook pixel google's retina touchscreen chromebook pixel
feb 22, 2013

google's retina touchscreen chromebook pixel

google’s touchscreen chromebook pixel




google has launched the latest of their chromebooks, the ‘pixel’ – this time though, with a touch screen retina display boasting 4.3 million pixels. the 12.85” screen has the highest pixel density of any laptop, implementing a 3:2 photographic format designed for the web. users can organize windows, swipe through apps, and edit photos with tap, swipe and pinch to zoom gestures.


a 0.55mm layer of gorilla glass fused directly to the display provides smooth touch interactions while preserving picture clarity. the device is machined from an anodized aluminum alloy to a tight tolerance, hiding any distracting features; vents are hidden, screws invisible, and stereo speakers seamlessly tucked away beneath the back-lit keyboard for a minimal design experience. the touchpad is made from etched glass, analyzed and honed using a laser microscope for exceptional smoothness and accuracy. like with previous chromebooks, the ‘pixel’ starts-up in seconds, requiring almost zero setup or maintenance – powered with built-in 4G LTE for delivering fast browsing speeds.


google chromebook pixelvideo courtesy google chrome


google chrome pixel with piano hinge


retina screen detail


closed view


lit-up keyboard


3/4 open view – USB port and headphone jack features

  • Is it a real laptop, or just a browsing aid? Looks nice, I like the square edged form.

    raymondo says:
  • Well they just copied the macbook pro and added a touch screen to it.

    Charly says:
  • it is not copy, it is innovation man…

    danny says:
  • This Chromebook with ChromeOS has to evolve as a tablet. You don’t want to have to carry 2 laptops. Who needs Android OS if we need ChromeOS.

    The reason Chromebook failed was the iPad and Chromebook timing was all wrong.

    This Chromebook is cool and beautiful but the pricetag and 5 hours battery are not reasonable.

    Jimmy Gunawan says:
  • useless

    den7even says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

technology news