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Google Pixelbook: Apple iPad Pro, Microsoft Surface killer with built-in Google Assistant launched

Pixelbook is a hybrid device with support for both stylus and voice assistant.

  • Updated: October 5, 2017 10:58 AM IST
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The third product coming from Google’s portfolio today is the Google Pixelbook. It is the said to be the first laptop with built-in Google Assistant and support for Pixelbook Pen.

The high-end laptop is more like a convertible with support for a stylus. It features a 12.3-inch display with 3:2 aspect ratio. It is powered by Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage.

In terms of connectivity, there are USB-C ports for charging or accessories. Pixel users can automatically tether data to the Pixelbook. As for launching the Google Assistant, the Pixelbook features a dedicated key on the keyboard. Additionally, there is also an option to activate it simply by voice. ALSO READ: Google Home Mini, Google Home Max launched: Now do much more with Google Assistant

The Pixelbook Pen is the added accessory to the Pixelbook which is essentially a Wacom stylus with 10ms of latency, pressure senstivity, and angle support for a better output. The stylus also works with Assistant for annotations. The hybrid device runs Chrome OS.

Google Pixelbook prices start at $999 (approximately Rs 65,000) and goes up to $1,649 (approximately Rs 1,73,000). It will start shipping from October 31 in the US, UK, and Canada markets where pre-orders begin today. The Pixelbook Pen costs an additional $99 (approximately Rs 6,500).

  • Published Date: October 4, 2017 10:49 PM IST
  • Updated Date: October 5, 2017 10:58 AM IST


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