Big, Beautiful Photos Of the $1,500 Laptop Google Just Gave Out To 6,000 People

Google Chromebook Pixel

At Google’s I/O developers conference yesterday, the search giant gave away more than 6,000 units of its latest laptop, the Chromebook Pixel.

The computer, which runs Google’s own Chrome operating system, costs a whopping $1,500 thanks to its high-resolution touchscreen and beautiful metal design.

Google¬†released the Pixel back in February, but it’s giving the device away for free to I/O attendees this week to encourage developers to start building apps for it.

Google’s Chrome operating System is pretty much just the Chrome Web browser, but there is a desktop mode that looks similar to Windows PCs or Macs. The Pixel also comes with¬†a free 1TB of cloud storage space via Google’s Drive service and can connect to the Internet using Verizon’s LTE data connection.

Read our full review of the Chromebook Pixel here, and check out some pretty photos of the laptop below.

Google Chromebook Pixel has a gorgeous high-resolution touchscreen. It's actually sharper than the Retina display on the MacBook Pro.

And the hardware itself is gorgeous.

Chromebook branding. This is Google's first time making its own computer.

USB ports, headphone jack, and screen output on the side.

And here's the SD card reader. You can also see the slot for the LTE SIM card on the side. The Chromebook Pixel lets you connect to 4G LTE networks.

Even the hinge is pretty.

It's easy to open too. The hinge is balanced perfectly so you can open the lid with one finger.

The light on the back of the lid changes colours. It doesn't really serve a purpose, but it does look really cool.

The trackpad is incredibly accurate and has the right amount of sensitivity.

You can also access your full menu of apps.

You can get apps from Google's Chrome Store.

You can store downloaded files locally on your computer, but you also get a free TB of online storage through Google Drive when you buy a Pixel.

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