True to the rumors that we’ve heard, Google was indeed working on a new Chromebook. However, what the company has announced at its special event today is not just another clamshell device though. Instead, it is actually a convertible Chromebook called Pixelbook.
While it might not be the first convertible Chromebook but nevertheless, Pixelbook has received the honor as being the first laptop with built-in Google Assistant which is able to work hand in hand with the equally new Pixelbook Pen. Through the integration, users are able to circle a particular image or text on Pixelbook’s screen and the virtual assistant will then provide relevant information regarding it.
Built in collaboration with Wacom, it has 10ms latency and 2,000 levels of precision sensitivity. Meanwhile, Google Assistant is also able to automatically connects Pixelbook to users’ Pixel smartphone when they have no access to Wi-Fi network.
Equipped with a 12.3-inch Quad HD display, the Pixelbook can be obtained with up to 7th Gen Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB solid state drive. It also apparently has a battery life of up to 10 hours
Available in three hardware configurtions, the new Pixelbook will be made available in North America and UK starting from 31 Oct with a starting price tag of USD 999 (about RM 4,224) while the Pixelbook Pen can be obtained separately for USD 99 (about RM 419 ). We don’t expect these products to be officially released in Malaysia any time soon though but who knows, maybe Google might have a change of heart in the near future.