The time has come again for us to try and judge whether yet another leaked video on the web actually has any seed of truth to it. The latest culprit, discovered by Francois Beaufort, regards the alleged release of a Chromebook Pixel, a new Chromebook notebook with a fully integrated touch screen display.
So what of it? Well Chromebook is the sort of bargain end of notebook computers with their cheapest offering, the Acer C7, available for around two hundred bucks. There have already been whispers in the rumour mill about whether Google would release a touch screen version of the popular notebook range so this will come as no surprise to some. The previous rumours however, have come from, shall we say, not so trustworthy sources.
This new video reeks of a real production, unless that is we’re easily fooled. The narration and voiceover are all pretty professional and the device itself seems to look the part. In particular, we were quick to note that the notebook in the clip seems to be made NOT of plastic as per most of the Chromebook range, but of some kind of metal. This seems to fly in the face of the Chromebook ethos which seems to be cheap and cheerful.
There’s very little in the way of specification available although it’s fair to say that a lot of emphasis seems to be placed on the number of pixels. Even the name of the device harks back to pixels. There are supposed to be a grand total of just over 4 million which would lend itself to a pretty high screen resolution. We’re not quite sure why this is as critical as it seems to be suggested in the video but who knows?
We’ll soon know for sure when either more concrete rumours start to circulate or the video itself vanishes for good from the web.