It seems that the Chromebook family has not been getting too much attention at all where notebooks are concerned, but you can choose to place a bet with your bottom dollar that the next Chromebook from Google, which has been nicknamed “Chromebook Pixel”, is rumored to feature a touchscreen that sports an ultra high resolution to keep it ahead of the scourge of obsolescence.
François Beaufort’s ticket to fame on Google+ was “purchased” after he pored over line after line of the Chromium code, picking up new stuff that Google is hard at work on in Chrome OS. This time around, Beaufort has hit a different kind of jackpot with his latest story, where there is a possibility of the Chromebook Pixel that is being internally tested at Google even as you read this.
There is no confirmation on where Beaufort nicked his information from, but the rumored Chromebook Pixel is touted to come with an ultra high resolution display at 2,560 x 1,700 pixels, meaning there are more than 4 million pixels to deliver eye popping visuals.
There was a promotional video put up earlier on Google+, but unfortunately, it must have gotten the attention of those in high places at Google, since said promotional video was removed afterwards. Good thing the Internet has a memory now, as someone managed to nick it and upload said video to Daily Motion.
The video mentioned that the Chromebook was “Designed by Google, down to the last pixel.” Assuming this is true, then a high resolution touchscreen Chromebook is well on its way. So far, those who watched the video can infer that there will be at least a couple of USB ports thrown into the mix, alongside an Ethernet port, an audio jack, and perhaps even an SD memory card slot.
How much do you think the Chromebook Pixel would cost, assuming it escapes from the realm of the unicorn and enters our reality?