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High-end Chrome OS: Google's Chromebook Pixel (pictures)

Google has pushed its browser-based operating system well beyond the $1,000-device point with its Chromebook Pixel. Here's a look at the high-resolution touch-screen laptop.

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Crisp and colorful

Google's Chromebook Pixel laptop has a high-resolution display that shows crisp text and graphics and good color.
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The numbers

The Chromebook Pixel measures 297.7 by 224.6 by 16.2mm.
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Clean text

The Chromebook Pixel's high-resolution display makes text and graphics crisp.
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Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president of engineering in charge of Chrome and Google Apps, shows off the touch-screen Chromebook Pixel at an event in San Francisco.
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Lighted letters

A backlit keyboard makes night typing practical.
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Ports and jacks

On the left edge are two USB 2.0 ports, the power jack, a Mini DisplayPort jack, and a combination headphone-microphone jack.
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Resolution

Screen resolution is improved dramatically, as this close-up view comparing a Samsung Chromebook S5 550 and Chromebook Pixel shows.
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SD Card slot

The right edge of the Chromebook Pixel has an SD Card slot. Plugging in a card opens up a window so you can see photos, which automatically start uploading to Google Drive.
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Dedicated search key

The Chromebook Pixel, like all other Chromebooks, has a dedicated search key. It replaces a Caps Lock key, though users can change its behavior to Caps Lock if desired.

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