Chrome Books Pixel 2:-
Technology fans will be interested to note that 2015 is set to be a huge year, with the release of the Apple watch and an upgraded iPhone (tentatively referred to as the 6s) particularly exciting. There is even talk of a ground-breaking modular phone from Google, with a pilot model set to be released in Puerto Rico later this year.
Google fans may also be interested to note that the second generation Google Chromebook Pixel will go on sale from 21st April in the UK. This exciting piece of equipment will also cost consumers an estimated £799, with a higher specification model also set to be made available for just short of £1000.
Although the device is not yet available to order, a listing on Google Play has hinted at the two model policy that the brand have adopted. In terms of the more affordable model, this will be equipped with 8GB of RAM and an Intel Core i5 chip, providing excellent processing speeds and enabling users to multi-task effectively. The more advanced model will come with a 2.4 GHz chip and 8GB of RAM, along with a staggering 64GB of storage and an Intel Core i7 chip. This accounts for the price difference of £200, although your choice as a consumer will be shaped by how regularly you use the device and its core purpose.
In terms of design and specification, this product has been clearly been designed to challenge the dominance of Apple’s 12 inch MacBook. It certainly features the new, USB Type-C charging portal, which will deliver two hours of uninterrupted battery life from just a 15 minute charge. Users will also benefit from 12 hours of activity on a full charge, which is more than competitive and appeals to busy individuals or gamers who enjoy online casino gameplay and other types of gaming over elongated sessions.
In fact, Google’s latest offering actually supersedes Apple’s latest MacBook in that it has two Type-C USB ports, while it also supports 60W charging as opposed to 29W. There is also an SD reader with the Chromebook Pixel 2, and a 3.5mm headphone jack to help create a comprehensive and immersive user experience. When you consider these advantages alongside the implementation of Intel’s latest fifth generation Broadwell processor, it is clear that Google’s upgraded Chromebook remains a serious competitor to Apple’s popular MacBook series.
From a gamer’s perspective, the Chromebook Pixel 2 also boasts integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500, which should help to drive a more authentic playing experience. Bluetooth 4.0 also allows for outstanding wireless connectivity at all times, while a HD, wide-angle camera is ideal for amateur photographers who those who enjoy taking regular images.
In terms of design, the new Chromebook is also slightly slimmer than last years’ model at 15.3mm, and a shade heavier at 1.5kg (although you are unlikely to notice this during everyday use). What you will pay attention to is the price of the standard version Chromebook Pixel 2, however, which on average is more than £200 cheaper than Apple’s latest MacBook and yet still manages to deliver an equally appealing specification.