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Google to introduce new Chromebook Pixel and Google Home

by Brandon Russell | August 21, 2017August 21, 2017 3:30 pm EST

Google will tackle several different segments later this year as it attempts to challenge Apple’s looming holiday lineup.

According to Android Police, the search giant is gearing up to launch a brand new Chromebook Pixel alongside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL—but that’s not all. Google is also said to be working on a smaller Google Home, which is described to be similar to Amazon’s Echo Dot.

The Chromebook Pixel will reportedly feature a “highly-modified version of Android” and a design that rivals Apple’s MacBook. Android Police claims the device will feature a 12.3-inch display, 32GB or 128GB of internal storage, 8 or 16GB of RAM, and an optional Wacom stylus.

While it isn’t definitive, Android Police says the Chromebook Pixel may be a convertible device, making it more like Microsoft’s Surface Pro.

Google has a pretty strong foothold among educators thanks to the affordability of Chromebook devices. However, the new Chromebook Pixel will reportedly fall around the $799 pricepoint, with pricing to go up depending how the device is configured. Like Google’s previous Chromebook Pixel laptops, the newest one won’t be cheap.

As for the smaller Google Home, Android Police doesn’t have details beyond the fact that it’ll be a miniature version of what’s available now. The idea will apparently be to allow users to easily place these smart home devices in each room of their house. Since Google Home is only $129, we can assume the smaller version will be very affordable.

Google today unveiled the name of Android 8.0 Oreo, with no mention of the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. But with the Note 8 and iPhone 8 on the horizon, a big IO-style event for these devices—and many more—could be on the horizon.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.