Maybe a laptop with a touchscreen like an iPad?
The Chromebook Pixel unveiled Thursday includes a nearly 13-inch display screen that responds to the touch or swipe of a finger. That duplicates a key feature in Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 8, a dramatic makeover of the world's leading operating system for PCs.
The Pixel's high-resolution screen displays 239 pixels per inch, slightly more than Apple Inc.'s MacBooks with high-resolution Retina displays. A MacBook Pro with a screen that measures 13.1 inches diagonally can handle 227 pixels per inch. The 15.4-inch model is at 220 pixels per inch.
LUXURY LAPTOP: Google is entering the high end of the laptop market with a machine that features a high-resolution display screen that can controlled by touch commands. The laptop, called the Chromebook Pixel, runs on an operating system revolving around Google Inc.'s Chrome Web browser.
TARGET MARKET: The Pixel is aimed at "power users" who are willing to pay more money for laptops that have features lacking in less expensive models. That thrusts Pixel into competition against Apple Inc.'s MacBook line and laptops running on the Windows operating system.
HEFTY PRICETAG: Google began selling the Pixel on Thursday for $1,299 and $1,499, depending on the model.
Critical thinking challenge: Why is Google making computers and glasses instead of focusing on its search engine at Google.com?
- Posted on February 22, 2013
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