Google has just dropped a massive pair of announcements on us today, detailing the second generation Chromebook Pixel and a new online store where you can buy both it and other devices “made with Google”: the Google Store.
The second generation Chromebook Pixel is a stunner. While it does look very similar to the first Pixel, nearly everything has been changed for the better. Inside, the second gen Pixel boasts an Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, a 32GB SSD and up to 12 hours of battery life in a single charge. There’s also an LS edition, which stands for “Ludicrous Speed” (only Google), which will be even faster with an i7, 16GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD. Outside, the second gen Pixel features a sleek, beautiful aluminum design, a high-density touchscreen display and not one but two USB Type-C reversible connectors, good for everything from display out ports to phone chargers — take that new MacBook.
As for when and where you’ll be able to buy the second generation Chromebook Pixel, you can get it today for $999 for the base model or $1299 for the LS edition model, available in the Google Store.
As Google has brought more and more products under its umbrella, it’s safe to say the device section of the Google Play store has outgrown the Google Play store. So today, Google is launching the aptly named Google Store. Hot on the heels of the first physical Google Shop, the online Google Store is the gorgeous new home for all products made with Google. The includes the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Chromebooks, Nest, Android Wear devices, accessories and more.
The site is open for business now and is offering free shipping on all orders for a limited time. Head on over there now, but make sure to come back and let us know what you think.