Google just made an interesting announcement, showing off a new Chromebook Pixel and the Google Store. The second gen Chromebook Pixel is very appealing and actually a bit cheaper than the predecessor.


It brings an Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 32 GB SSD, plus a battery that offers 12 hours of functioning time. There’s also a special LS edition, with a Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM and 64 GB of SSD storage. The new Pixel offers a sleek and beautiful aluminum case, a high density touchscreen and two USB Type C connectors, probably to show off in front of Apple’s new MacBook.


There’s a 12.85 inch screen in the mix with a 2560 x 1700 pixel display, just like the original. The case uses machined aluminum Google promises fast charging speeds here: full charge in two hours. The product is priced at $999 for the base model and $1299 for the LS edition, both available in the Google Store. Google is basically launching this Google Store as well today, that’s a brand new home for all products with Google branding. Those include the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Chromebooks, Nest, Android Wear units and more.