American conglomerate Google launched new versions of Chromebook Pixel, the Pixel 2 with Chrome OS.
Google's original Chromebook Pixel was a beautiful, wonderful laptop. It was also absurdly expensive. Now, Google is following it up with the Pixel 2, which is better and cheaper.
The new Pixel will be released in two variants: a USD 999 Core i5 5th gen (2.2 GHz Broadwell-U) version with 8GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD, and a USD 1,299 Core i7 "LS" version (2.4 GHz Broadwell-U) with 16GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD. Both use Intel's HD Graphics 5500 GPU and weigh in at 3.3 lbs.
Pixel 2 features the same good keyboard, as well as the same beautiful (but also highly reflective) high-density 2560 x 1700 12.95-inch touch screen display with a pixel density of 239 ppi (that's a total of 4.3 million pixels). Also Google claims the new Pixel will have improved battery life and will run for about 12 hours.
The new versions have many upgraded features and problems, which could be of advantage and disadvantage to consumers. Its prohibitive price could also prove to be a dampner.