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Google's high-end Pixelbook laptop will make all other Chromebooks jealous

A ChromeOS device with serious specs, but a serious price to match
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05 October 2017 / 11:06MYT

The most immediately noticeable thing about the Pixelbook, Google’s next flagship laptop, is that it’s no longer called a Chromebook. In the tech world the aforementioned moniker generally means cheap and cheerful, but Pixelbook is packing a more premium feature set. For a start, it’s a ChromeOS-powered 4-in-1, transforming into a tablet when you don’t need the physical keyboard, as well as offering tent and video-watching stand modes. Add to that built-in Google Assistant and you’ve got a supremely talented machine with a thickness of just 10mm. There’s a 12.3-in, Quad HD LCD multi-touch display and - to rival Microsoft and Apple - it will launch with a pressure sensitive stylus, dubbed the Pixelbook Pen ($99, approx RM550). Running on an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, the Pixelbook ships with up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage. Inevitably, that impressive spec carries a steeper price tag - from $999 (approx RM5590) when it hits stores on October 31.

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