Google Pixelbook convertible laptop announced

Oct 4, 2017

A continuation of the Chromebook Pixel program, with a twist.

One piece of Google’s October 4 hardware event that didn’t leak much is the Google Pixelbook, which was announced ahead of the Pixel 2 and 2 XL. The new Pixelbook marks a continuation of Google’s original two Chromebook Pixel laptops, now with a little change in the branding to better reflect where the product stands alongside the Pixel phones.

Unlike early rumors had suggested, the Pixelbook is once again built with a traditional laptop form factor, with the one big change being the addition of a 180-degree swiveling screen that lets it fold back into a pseudo-tablet device. It’s a design we’ve seen used many times in lower-end Chromebooks, but this one is decidedly more expensive.

The Pixelbook is just 10 mm thick and weighs 2.2 pounds.

Because of the Pixelbook’s convertible form factor, Google is also introducing a highly precise stylus called the Pixelbook Pen. It has a 10 millisecond latency, 60 degrees of angular awareness and 2000+ levels of pressure sensitivity.

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