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Google's new mobile: cheaper, stronger - but still a strange bird

Google launches an updated version of Chrome- Its prestigious. Will this time consumers be persuaded to prefer it over windows-based ultrabooks?

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There are products that completely contradict the mood and general norms in the market - it could be a video card that costs more than the average salary in the economy, tablets impersonating PCs or an advanced smartphone that looks like an 2005 clamshell device. In the case of Google, it has the Pixel - Stylish and handsome Chromebook mobile that also costs five times as much From all other devices that are based on the same operating system.

The original Pixel, launched less than two years ago, received flattering reviews but was also defined as an extreme niche product reserved only for people who are hooked on the Chrome OS system (and are radically opposed to all its equivalents). Now, to the surprise of many, Google's experiment is getting updated and upgraded - Try again to convince us that Chromebooks don't have to be mega-cheap to be an attractive offer.

So what has changed? The Pixel of 2015 Year Offers a metal shell almost completely identical to its predecessor, along with the same impressive 12.85-inch IPS screen and 2,560 × 1,700 pixel resolution, but at the same time you can find several upgrades under the hood - such as a dual-core Core i5-5200U chip The Broadwell Section Which offers a high base frequency in the 400MHz i5-3337U in the previous model (and a significantly enhanced built-in graphics core), 3GB LPDDR8, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, Wi-Fi connectivity with 802.11ac support and even two connections 3.1 Type C is up to date in addition to a couple connections 3.0 and SD card expansion slot.

All of the aforementioned minor material improvements, along with the significant improvements that the Chrome OS itself has recently received, are the appetizers for the most significant update to the updated Pixel - which is the "only" 1,000 dollar price tag, instead of the 1,300 dollar requested For the Of the year 2013.

The new Pixel (right) compared to the original Pixel
God- The new (right) The original

The new Pixel is undoubtedly a respectable enhancement, which is finally the equivalent of window-based ultrabooks at similar price tags - but still, it's hard not to feel it's not the right place for it yet. With an average chrombook, which can be purchased from 200 to 300, Can offer functionality that will be very similar to that of the It will still be very difficult to justify the large increase in costs.


Like Apple, too Will offer some (not really cheap) options to increase the usability of 3.1 Type C Fresh

Google will also offer a more powerful version of the new Pixel, named Pixel LS, which will include a processor i7, MEMORY 16GB volume and volume Local double of 64GB. The price? 1,300 dollars

Chrome OS is still A young woman who at best will offer a similar user experience to her competitors (and a much more limited user experience at best), so it's not really clear why Google doesn't choose to do a "nexus" and offer a quality product like the Pixel at a cost (400-500 dollars) ?) - To improve the familiarity and relevance of the OS also in the middle market and steal a little more market share than what And Mac. Maybe in the third incarnation of the mobile? We'll see.

Agree with us, or think the new Pixel is a great deal? Tell us in comments.

Another of the notable improvements to the new Pixel - my life Much better than 12 load-working hours, which significantly exceed those of most competitors (both on paper and in practice)

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